Originally Posted by DuPuma
Care to elaborate?
Sure. HopsDirect (aka Puterbaugh Farms), one of this board's favorite hop vendors (because of their tendency to overstuff their bags) is out. As in, completely out, not selling any hops at all until this coming August. Freshops, considered to be one of the best proprietors of full-leaf hops, is nearly out, and only has 6 or 7 varieties to offer their customers. Most online HBS'es have tripled (or more) in the past 12 months, and still have very few varieties still available.
Past that, the only elaboration I can really provide is to just suggest that you re-read this thread in its entirety. http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=81791
Here's a little random info.http://www.yoursforgoodfermentables....l-fallacy.html
And here's one that claims to debunk Ethanol-is-causing-farmers-to-not-grow-hops theory.http://www.yoursforgoodfermentables....l-fallacy.html
And here's some dude's response....