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Old 02-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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If you could buy hops from a local organic grower would you if the price was 2$more /per lb. ?


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Old 02-08-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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yes i would


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Old 02-08-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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I actually had a local hop grower by me and was very happy with the hops. Yes they were pricey but overall not too much more for organic and you can get any fresher.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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Ok should there be a forum about local hop growers on this site, So the home brewer can find them in his/her local area? Good or bad idea?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:11 AM   #5
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If you could buy hops from a local organic grower would you if the price was 2$more /per lb. ?
I, too, would as well.

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Ok should there be a forum about local hop growers on this site, So the home brewer can find them in his/her local area? Good or bad idea?
Great idea
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:36 AM   #6
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As a homebrewer, I wouldn't mind spending the extra $0.25 or so per brew to buy organic
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:38 AM   #7
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If they were good quality, I would buy local in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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I get Cascades locally for free!

(They are hand picked right outside my house...)


Seriously, no though. I am too cheap. I generally buy them on sale in bulk when I buy them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Probably Not unless the price difference was under $1, I am too cheap. I avoid the LHBS whenever possible as I can always buy cheaper online. I do the same with everything, if I can get it online w/shipping for cheaper than local. I buy it that way.

Sad too, as I really like the local stuff, I just don't buy it cause I can save $0.75 else wheres.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #10
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Not only do the freshness and quality make it worth while, I'd just rather support a small local business whenever I can. If my lhbs goes out of business, where will I go if I have to have something TODAY?


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