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Old 04-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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which do you think is better???


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Old 04-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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I have used both quite a bit and I've never felt I got any less or any more from either. Biggest advantage of pellets for me is the comparatively small storage space requirements. Currently I have about 10 lbs of leaf hops and 15 or so pounds of pellets, I have no problem using them anywhere in the boil or for dry-hopping.


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Old 04-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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which do you think is better???
Whichever is fresher, of course! If I know when American varieties are harvested and how they've been stored, I go for whole. For anything European, I always prefer pellets since they keep better. Most commercial brewers I'm aware of use pellets for the same reason.
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i did this thread before sorry i do alot of german lagers too. the leaf hops are like twice as much though???
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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i did this thread before sorry i do alot of german lagers too. the leaf hops are like twice as much though???
If you mean twice as expensive, no. If you mean use twice as much, no again.
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evpensive mhbs it is twice as much to buy leaf hops
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
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I've tried them all. leaf, whole, pellets, plugs (can you even get plugs anymore?)

I've just settled in to use reasonably fresh pellets. They are easier to store, use and measure and I'm lazy.
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I use mostly pellets during the boil, and whole for dry hopping.
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If you mean twice as expensive, no. If you mean use twice as much, no again.
One local hbs they are more expensive, but at all the others they seem to be about the same.

I noticed a lot more gunk, surprisingly, from leaf, but then I was doing a barleywine with more oz of hops too.
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I like using pellet hops since they don't clog up as easily as whole hops.


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