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Old 04-10-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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I ordered 5lbs of whole leaf hops from hopsdirect.com; my first on-line hop order.

Super impressed with their customer service - when I ordered and choose paypal the lady called me and told me she could save me a few bucks if I didn't use Paypal and offered an alternate payment (they have to recover paypal fees) - shipping conditions were excellent and the look, feel and smell delicious.




I have no choice but to make a double IPA and while it is fermenting I'll be building my own "Randall the Enamel" to serve from
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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awesome. i've been itching to buy in bulk from these guys and pick up a vaccum sealer.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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FYI you can reseal those bags with an iron.

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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well, i guess i dont have anymore excuses then. do their pellet hopes come sealed like that too?
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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How much do those bags weigh? I ordered a pound of Cascade and a pound of Fuggles (both leaf) a few years back, and ended up with almost four pounds of hops (still have some!) They were always known for the unadvertised "buy one pound, we'll send you two" special.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:31 PM   #6
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well, i guess i dont have anymore excuses then. do their pellet hopes come sealed like that too?
Yes, they do.

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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FYI you can reseal those bags with an iron.
An iron doesn't purge the bag of oxygen, however. That is the real concern, and why vacuum sealers are quite handy.

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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How much do those bags weigh? I ordered a pound of Cascade and a pound of Fuggles (both leaf) a few years back, and ended up with almost four pounds of hops (still have some!) They were always known for the unadvertised "buy one pound, we'll send you two" special.
They are a bit on the heavy side, each one had between 4-8 OZ "extra". I'll be using them again and again.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:25 AM   #9
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An iron doesn't purge the bag of oxygen, however. That is the real concern, and why vacuum sealers are quite handy.
Yeah that is ideal but if you don't have one you can squeeze out most of the air.

 
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
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Yeah that is ideal but if you don't have one you can squeeze out most of the air.
...or backfill with CO2 from your kegging set-up before sealing.

 
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