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Old 06-27-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Cheap A$$ when it comes to hops

Just curious if there is anyone else out there... I LOVE to brew like everyone else on here but at the same time I am very price sensitive (economical aka cheap). I dont brew to "save" money but I do like to be reasonable when brewing. I typically do all grain 3 to 4 gallon batches. I try to order online and plan ahead to reuse yeast and what not... here is where I am cheap. I ALWAYS try to substitute hops. For some reason hops just burn me up when it comes to paying 32+ dollars a pound. I usually buy a high AA hop (right now i'm bittering pretty much everything with warrior) to bitter with. When I pull up a recipe I always attempt to just reuse .5oz of hops from past brews? I guess I really attempt to just stay within the OG, IBU, & SRM of a particular style / class. Anyone else always "hodgepodging" hops together?


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Old 06-27-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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You can get them online for like $12-15 per pound plus shipping. Way, way cheaper than buying by the ounce.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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holy crap $32/lb

start shopping around
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Check out Farmhouse Brewing Supply... They have a solid selection (they do run out of some from time to time, so send an email to them to find out when more will be back in stock)... A pound of Warrior hops (17.2% AA) normally run $4/4oz pack. Get a full pound, and it's $14.40 for the pound ($0.40 discounted per packet)...

I get almost all my hops from them. I only go elsewhere for whole hops, since they only offer pellet hops. Besides, John (Steelers77) is a member here. He's a stand-up guy and actually replies to emails pretty fast. Don't email him until Wednesday though (see his site main page)...
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+1 I order all my hops here! Last time i ordered i got like 6lbs of hops for like 80 something bucks! Great site and the hops are GREAT QUALITY!
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Yes, buy hops in bulk.

For a batch I needed only one ounce of German hops and I barely use that style. Instead of buying a 2-ounce bag for $4 I got eight times that amount for $5-6 more. I've needed the hops for another batch so it came out to close the same price but I still have 13 ounces in the freezer.
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Even if I don't buy them in bulk, I love hops too much to be a cheap a**. This last brew I did had 5 oz of hops in the boil, and has 2 more oz in dry hopping. If I like it, next one will have twice that
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There's a lot of things I'll shop around for. But for things I eat or drink....nope. You only live once, why cheap out. Buy the store brand ketchup to save thirty cents? Screw that.....
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Buy the store brand ketchup to save thirty cents? Screw that.....
Funny thing is most of the time that store brand is made by the SAME place that makes the name brand, and is actually the SAME Ketchup that is in the name brand bottle without the name brand price. I personally cant tell a difference in taste between the two.


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