Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Crazy Hopsdirect Sale Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #301
mux
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago, IL - Illinois
Posts: 1,878
Liked 67 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cval
holy thread resurrection! but yeah, i figured i'd tell my tell if by any chance anyone not from the USA was wondering how did the shipping turn out.

hats off to hops direct, they really went above their job in order to secure my order. They waited for quite a few days 'til paypal cleared my banking account and shipment only took a day or so after payment.

most of the bags are 2.5oz over and i could not be happier about it, all of them seem to be filled with some nitro (won't open'em until my next brewing season in about a month) and they were covered with some paper to minimize whatever impacts the box could get.

i'd strongly recommend hops direct if you're importing from mexico (or any of the countries in south & central america for that matter). Mexico has a zero tax for hops so that's a plus.

on the other hand, the USPS took over 20 days to clear customs, once they did send the package across the board, it took three days for it to arrive at my door.

my guess is hops will not be spoiled at all for spending over 25 days without a freezer and in any case, i'll just use 3% more of each and forget about it.

to sum up: do buy from hopsdirect, excellent service and quality packing!
They are great!


mux is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 04:47 AM   #302
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,633
Liked 821 Times on 603 Posts
Likes Given: 329

Default

has anyone else opened up a bag of HD hops and found the smell to be off-putting? usually a freshly-opened bag of hops smells amazing to me, but 3 of my 4 HopDirect bags opened so far have stunk. i haven't opened the fourth yet, so i might yet be batting 1.000 on this one.

HOWEVER if this smell is the price i have to pay for well-packed damage-protected hops, then so be it. i'd rather have funny-smelling bags that damaged hops!

here's what i wrote in another thread:

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetcell View Post
i opened my bag of legacy this weekend and used some in two batches. however, i couldn't get a good appreciation of the hops' aroma because (1) it was the first time i dealt with leaf hops - aroma is entirely different from pellets; and (2) the gas that they flush the bags with (nitrogen?) smells really strong. i've opened 3 bags from HopsDirect (including 1 pellet) and all three had that strong gas smell. ugh. t'was a very different experience from any other bags i've ever opened. typically i cut the bag open and stick my head inside to hyperventilate on the intoxicating smell. with the HD bags, i had to hold my nose. i'm assuming that the gas smell will be quickly boiled off and the hops true character will shine through... but what a downer.


__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: black harvest ale (wet-hopped with homegrown hops), witbier, hoppy saison, local sour cherry kriek, oud bruin, gueuz'ish thing, saison bottled with ECY34
Fermenting: IPA w/ HBC-438 (thanks vinnie!), 2x saison w/ 3726, Ardennes BDSA
Aging: witbier with brett, TYB saison brett blend, Tripel'ish with brett, sour cherry mead, rye sour ECY20/ECY34 split, several other sours, acerglyn, and probably some stuff i've lost track of...
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #303
osagedr
Recovering from Sobriety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
osagedr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 2,507
Liked 104 Times on 88 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

I've been blown away by the quality of the hops from these guys. Really happy with my Hops Direct order!
__________________
2012 Canadian Brewer of the Year
2013 Canadian Brewer of the Year

@evilgoatbrewing
osagedr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 03:49 PM   #304
Brulosopher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brulosopher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 2,869
Liked 296 Times on 226 Posts
Likes Given: 200

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by osagedr
I've been blown away by the quality of the hops from these guys. Really happy with my Hops Direct order!
They're the greatest! Looking forward to September when they have more available...
__________________
Brulosophy is a place to experiment with home brews. If you've had a crazy idea or wondered how something worked please visit us at Brulosophy.com!

List of exBEERiments

How To Easily Harvest Clean Yeast from Starters

Make Good Lager in Less Time!

Marshall "Brulosopher" Schott
Brulosopher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #305
MississippiSlim
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Columbia MS/NOLA
Posts: 218
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I looked into buying there. the prices are great but I only need 2 lbs and the shipping is the same for 2 as it is for 5lbs. It was more than twice what shipping from another source. I don't want to pay for shipping 5lbs when I only am getting 2lbs. If I could afford 5lbs right now it would be a different story.


MississippiSlim is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDX : pliny the younger tapping tickets on sale today Rivenin General Beer Discussion 1 02-19-2012 09:22 PM
The Oxford Companion to Beer ON SALE at Amazon(today only). HopsJunkie General Beer Discussion 3 11-21-2011 06:33 PM
Today, it's driving me crazy. birvine General Beer Discussion 21 09-03-2011 05:43 PM
crazy ideal today!!! nobody General Beer Discussion 3 10-21-2010 12:56 AM
Anyone else crazy enough to brew today... jrock56 General Beer Discussion 29 01-05-2010 10:58 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS