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Old 07-28-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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OK, topic sounds like an advertisement but it's not.

There's a guy selling hops by the pound like crazy currently on ebay. I purchased a pound of German Magnum 15% a few months ago and I'm drinking a Magnum bitter right now made with it!

He just lowered the prices to a point that seems to me like a very great deal for a homebrewer wanting to stock up.. I got a few pounds for myself already, so I though some ppl here might be interested also..

Check it out.. the seller name is 'eurohop'

I have one negative comment though: All his item location says Saaz, Czech Republic, but the package comes from St-Petersburg, Russia.. Weird.. The hops are amazing though, so I guess it's alright..?


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Old 07-28-2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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Sweet action! Don't ask don't tell, as long as you're getting good hops

Whole or pellet? both? How is the packaging? Vacuum sealed?
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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good questions..

All I saw was 2008 pellet hops.. Most are high alphas variety, which are not my favorites, but still, it is a good deal, and we all need bittering hops don't we? heh

Packaging is bad, just hops tossed in a heavy ziplock bag and extra wrapped with a lot of plastic wrapping, all put in a small nifty cardboard box wrapped with extra packaging tape.. Vacuum sealing would be much better. We are left to wonder how this hop was stored since harvest and etc.. I'll ask the seller and add to this thread if I get any interesting info..

Even with all that plastic wrapping, the box still had a very strong hop smell as I received it! I hope the Styrian, Columbus and NB will be in the same awesome shape as my Magnum's..

Here's a direct link to the goodness for you lazy fellows..

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/eurohop
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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hmmm, what does an all magnum beer taste like?

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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hmmm, what does an all magnum beer taste like?
I just kegged two wheat batches that are all Magnum. Very nice. The esters and fruit (one is lemon, the other blueberry) come through very clear.

Magnum is pretty much for bittering only.

I also kegged a Vienna Ale that was bittered with Magnum and the aroma hops were Saaz. Even though it was just kegged, it is GOOD. A couple of weeks in the kegerator and that one will ROCK!

Those were my first batches made with Magnum. Now, I am about to order a pound.


 
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Call me silly, but paying a couple more dollars to get them here in the USA (and chances are fresher) seems to appeal to me a little more. *Hint*NikoBrew*Hint*

Im sure this guy on Ebay has a decent product, but coming from Russia makes me a bit nervous. (Customs hassles and such)
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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You are absolutely right about buying locally. Here in Montreal, the savings are substantial though, but I won't make it a habit and will continue to support my LHBS.

It is very weird indeed to receive an American variety from Russia when you think about it. Most of the stuff he has is european hops though, so I figure if you want them they have to be imported by someone anyway.. why not yourself then.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:27 PM   #8
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He's so expensive though... in a lot of cases he costs twice what hopsdirect costs. $30/lb isn't really much savings.

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #9
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hmmm, what does an all magnum beer taste like?
I used magnum's @ 60 and @ 15 minutes, and finished with Goldings.

Calculated the IBU's at around 70, but the bitterness is very clean and still very palatable, somewhat it doesn't seem that bitter.. Might be all those IPA's numbing my palate though.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #10
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German Magnum's are $18.50 at hopsdirect, $24 for the US variety.

I know that Magnum is a clean bittering hop, I was wondering if anyone used it as an aroma flavor and what it gave really.

 
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