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Old 05-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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does anyone know where to get bulk hop plugs (like a couple of pounds)? similar to hopsdirect or freshhops prices

 
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:39 AM   #2
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why not just get whole leaf?

 
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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Plugs as in pellets???
http://www.hopsdirect.com/hops/pellethops.html

 
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #4
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Nope, I think he wants plugs as in, well, plugs.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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Yeah, half an ounce each, made to go in firkins for dry-hopping cask-conditioned ales, like this:


Incidentally, you might want to check out the website I stole that image from (first result from a google image search for "hop plugs"). They seem to sell to a lot of homebrew stores in packs up to a pound.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:46 AM   #6
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yeah plugs, there basically whole hops compressed into big pellets/plugs but arent shredded. dont take up much space. My few experiences with them have all been good, especially with dry hopping.

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Yeah, half an ounce each, made to go in firkins for dry-hopping cask-conditioned ales, like this:


Incidentally, you might want to check out the website I stole that image from (first result from a google image search for "hop plugs"). They seem to sell to a lot of homebrew stores in packs up to a pound.
thanks, i emailed them and asked for prices, ill post what they respond with

 
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:06 AM   #7
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i've used the plugs before when i couldn't get leaf (i like to use leaf). I guess I'm puzzled why you couldn;;t just buy whole leaf and break down into .5oz increments. as soon as you toss them into a firkin, they're just going to absorb wort/beer and end up like whole leaf anyway. i can see your point if wanting to just toss in the "puck" but thinking whole leaf from hopsdirect is going to be a lot cheaper for you.

 
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