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Old 10-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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HopsDirect aka Puterbaugh farms: we all love them.. but hops come in 1lb pags which is the source of many discussions here on the forum.

So the question is:
How much extra $$ would you be willing to pay to have your 1 lb of hops professionally packaged and shipped in 2 oz packs?

Give you input and I will try to point Puterbaugh to this thread...

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:05 PM   #2
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If you want to pay 5 times more you can get them in 2 oz packages at your LHBS.

No offense, but why are so many people trying to turn them into something they're not?

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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I think they do fine sending in the pounds. for all your trouble and their trouble, buy a cheap foodsaver on CL and seal it yourself, in the long run you will come out on top and they will have less to worry about
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Yeah I don't get it. If you want it in 2oz packs for a markup, there's already plenty of places that do that. One reason HopsDirect is able to charger lower prices is because they don't have to worry about measuring out and individually packaging such small quantities. Hell, I've gotten 2 oz overages on some of my hops from them.

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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I wouldn't pay one extra dime for such packaging. They give good prices because they deal in some degree of bulk. I have a Foodsaver that I have paid for many times over through buying in bulk and separating on my own.

In fact, I don't separate hops at all. Many times, I do not want an even ounce or two. I just keep them in the bulk and take what I need, resealing each time. No problems.


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Old 10-12-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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I am not looking for smaller quantities, I am fine with buying hops by the lbs.

But...if they would package them in nice little easy to use quantities, I would pay for that rather than have a sub-prime packing facility in my kitchen for hops.

Guess I am the only one then ...

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #7
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I guess it depends on what you consider to be an easy to use quantity. I often do additions of half an ounce or an ounce. So, a 2 oz package would still be a waste for me.

I've got a scale, and a foodsaver, and that seems to work better for me than trying to pre-buy set amounts of hops. I used to do that from the LHBS, and I always ended up with leftovers and a feeling like I'd wasted a lot of money.

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #8

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I am not looking for smaller quantities, I am fine with buying hops by the lbs.

But...if they would package them in nice little easy to use quantities, I would pay for that rather than have a sub-prime packing facility in my kitchen for hops.

Guess I am the only one then ...
I'd hardly call a FoodSaver and digital scale 'sub-prime'; to each, their own.

Like several have pointed out already, I rarely use nice even amounts of any one hop variety in a recipe, except perhaps in dry-hopping - a two ounce package would be wasted on me. I keep all my hops in bulk bags, take what I need and reseal - just like TexLaw.

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #9
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OK, OK ... I'll buy the damn foodsaver ;-)
Was saving up for a nice new brewpot...but that will never be I guess...

Now how to sell this to SWIMBO...

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #10
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Sell it by saying it will save money on food spoilage. I use mine to vac seal all kinds of food that would normally go bad in a few days. The I eat it 2 weeks later...
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