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Old 07-09-2009, 12:36 AM   #21
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Anyone in Northeast OHIO in for a group buy of hops just PM me!


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Old 07-09-2009, 12:50 AM   #22
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Anyone interested in a Denver group buy?
I'd join in on a Denver buy.


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Old 07-09-2009, 01:46 AM   #23
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Group buys are the way to go. Our group buy members purchased 50 POUNDS of hops, and paid $45 shipping. The cost per ounce, SHIPPED, was slightly over $1 per ounce.

Shipping is not a big deal if you do a group buy. The more you buy, the less you pay per ounce to ship it. I ended up with about 7 pounds of hops for less than $1 per ounce, SHIPPED from HopsDirect.

I also have a pretty nice spreadsheet that I can give to anyone looking to organize a group buy... to track orders and running costs.

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Old 07-09-2009, 01:52 AM   #24
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little bit of a noob question here:

for bittering hops, it's all about the AA% and quantity, right? i.e., 1 oz of 6% hops = 0.5 oz of 12% hops?

The reason I ask is this: hops at my LHBS cost about $3.50/oz. If I bought a pound of bittering hops here (since, according to my prowling around HBT, the flavor of bittering hops doesn't matter so much), say Galena or Magnum, and kept them in the freezer, I'd have enough bittering hops for lots of beers, right? Then I could just use the LHBS for taste/aroma hops (since I'm a newer brewer, I'm interested in making lots of different styles, and wouldn't want to commit myself to having to use one variety of finishing hops right now).

That would be ridiculously cheap.

Shoot, anyone in the Bay Area want to get in on a buy?

Thanks in advance for the help!
Well kind of, certain hops have a harsher bitterness then others. So while you may not get any flavor per say out of the hops, you will get a different bitterness, which, IMO effects overall flavor. (I use magnum as a bittering hop though. IMO it's rather mild and clean.) But yeah on the %'s and weights you're right.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:00 AM   #25
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little bit of a noob question here:

for bittering hops, it's all about the AA% and quantity, right? i.e., 1 oz of 6% hops = 0.5 oz of 12% hops?

The reason I ask is this: hops at my LHBS cost about $3.50/oz. If I bought a pound of bittering hops here (since, according to my prowling around HBT, the flavor of bittering hops doesn't matter so much), say Galena or Magnum, and kept them in the freezer, I'd have enough bittering hops for lots of beers, right? Then I could just use the LHBS for taste/aroma hops (since I'm a newer brewer, I'm interested in making lots of different styles, and wouldn't want to commit myself to having to use one variety of finishing hops right now).

That would be ridiculously cheap.

Shoot, anyone in the Bay Area want to get in on a buy?

Thanks in advance for the help!
Where in the Bay Area are you located? And which LHBS did you go to?
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Where in the Bay Area are you located? And which LHBS did you go to?
I'm also in the Bay Area and wouldn't mind getting in on a group buy, although I do still have about 1.5 pounds of hops I bought a couple months ago. I also know of a couple other people who might want to get in on it, if we can get critical mass on this.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #27
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Pro tip: $8 shipping on 1lb of hop pellets at $15/lb works out to 30% of the price per ounce of your LHBS, who is right now raking you over the hoppy coals.

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Can't speak for anyone elses but My LHBS owner paid too damn much for the hops too. not saying any one should buy them, just defending the LHBS (plural LHBS)that aren't being greedy ,just bought to much too early thinking they were helping us in the long run
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I'm also in the Bay Area and wouldn't mind getting in on a group buy, although I do still have about 1.5 pounds of hops I bought a couple months ago. I also know of a couple other people who might want to get in on it, if we can get critical mass on this.
You fellow Bay Area people need to fill out the location part of your profile! haha!

I'm not ready to start buying hops in mass quantities yet because I'm new to brewing and don't know what hops I like yet. I'm still experimenting

I was asking the other guy what LHBS he went to because I've heard things about the one in SF in regards to bad customer service/bad information.
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The pol ran a great group buy, my only regret was not buying more.

I just ordered 2more lbs of hops monday
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Group buys are the way to go. Our group buy members purchased 50 POUNDS of hops, and paid $45 shipping. The cost per ounce, SHIPPED, was slightly over $1 per ounce.

Shipping is not a big deal if you do a group buy. The more you buy, the less you pay per ounce to ship it. I ended up with about 7 pounds of hops for less than $1 per ounce, SHIPPED from HopsDirect.
I bought three pounds for myself, and with shipping, my cost per ounce was $1.07. I do, however, have the benefit of living a 5 hour drive from the Yakima Valley, so the shipping cost is a bit less than you Indiana dudes...


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