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noblebrew 09-06-2012 12:43 PM

what is a fair price for pick your own hops?
 
Like it says in the title what is a fair price for a "pick your own hops?"

I saw an ad on CL about come pick your own hops so I called her for more info. She said that this is their first year growing hops and the have one of the Noble hops but she couldn't remember what it was off the top of her head but they are excited about their new crop. She also said that they want about 3 dollars an oz for me to come out there and pick my own. I thought this was a little much for wet hops. What is a fair price to offer her since we are both new to this?

Thank you in advance for all your comments.

P.S. I hope I put this in the right section please move it if it belongs elsewhere thank you.

wilserbrewer 09-06-2012 12:48 PM

Somewhere between free and a dollar an ounce, or maybe ten dollars a pound. I can buy nice quality pellets for a less than a dollar an ounce shipped to my door FWIW.

Picking and drying a pound of hops must be some work I'd imagine.

mtyquinn 09-06-2012 12:51 PM

3 buck an oz is pretty bad. I figure if you want to go "pick your own" you should probably just start "growing your own" then pick till you hearts content. It's not that hard.

Homercidal 09-06-2012 01:08 PM

$3 an ounce is a rip off. Do you know now many ounces that will be dried? Do you have any idea how much work it is to pick hops?

I'd say $3 a POUND is closer to being worth it.

kh54s10 09-06-2012 01:15 PM

Without knowing what hop it is I would only be interested if it was free. You may make a batch and decide you hate it!

As others have stated you can get pellet hops for around a dollar an ounce. With them you know the AA level. With the pick yourself hops you will have to dry them and you will not know the AA level.

Bierliebhaber 09-06-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilserbrewer (Post 4390960)
Somewhere between free and a dollar an ounce, or maybe ten dollars a pound. I can buy nice quality pellets for a less than a dollar an ounce shipped to my door FWIW.

Picking and drying a pound of hops must be some work I'd imagine.

+1.

Although, part of the attraction is to brew a wet hop beer, but even at that I can get Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Citra, and Simcoe wet and fresh from my LHBS for $0.95/oz.

TyTanium 09-06-2012 03:15 PM

You should get a price BREAK for saving her the labor of picking.

RIP OFF. 1st clue: doesn't even know what type of hops? Awesome, yeah, solid grower there.

ArrowheadHops 09-06-2012 03:26 PM

Around $2 lb if you are picking them yourself

Hamsterbite 09-06-2012 03:33 PM

I'm guessing the person who posted the ad is not the same person who planted them, because she doesn't seem to know much from a home brewers perspective. You never know, could be that she is trying to unload them because her ex started them and is now out of the picture.
Couldn't hurt to try to educate her a bit as to what she's got, and what you as a homebrewer would be willing to pay. (assuming they are of a quality and variety you're intersted in) Let her know that you can place an order over the internet in 2 minutes and be guaranteed quality/freshness for 1/3rd of what she's asking. As mytquinn stated, if you have to pick your own, why wouldn't you just grow your own for free? No need to waste anyones time with a trip to find out her product doesn't meet your expectations.

It's a cool idea, but PYO hops has a tiny appeal base compared to fruit and vegatables.

IFMracin 09-06-2012 04:02 PM

Hey, if you're picking your own, pick some of the plant while you're at it and start growing your own.


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