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Old 09-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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There's a local farm here in the Nashville area growing hops for Yazoo for a special run of their beer. On the farm's website they are advertising they have extra hops from that harvest for homebrewers. I emailed and they want $4/oz. for WET hops (which equates to about $16/oz for dry). And they said they don't even know what hops they have!

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #22
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> And they said they don't even know what hops they have!

They don't know the variety? Sounds bogus. No commercial brewery would purchase hops without knowing the acid content.

Plus - I wouldn't even pay $4/oz for dried, packaged hops shipped to my door...

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #23
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There's a local farm here in the Nashville area growing hops for Yazoo for a special run of their beer. On the farm's website they are advertising they have extra hops from that harvest for homebrewers. I emailed and they want $4/oz. for WET hops (which equates to about $16/oz for dry). And they said they don't even know what hops they have!
That is a crazy price

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #24
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They don't know the variety? Sounds bogus. No commercial brewery would purchase hops without knowing the acid content.

Plus - I wouldn't even pay $4/oz for dried, packaged hops shipped to my door...
Yazoo thinks they are galena and cascade, according to their facebook page.
Here's the story on Yazoo's blog:
http://yazoobrew.blogspot.com/2012/0...s-heading.html
It's for their "Bells Bend Preservation Ale".

And Bells Bend's website:
http://www.bellsbendfarms.com/calend...d-square-dance

I talked with Eric at Bells Bend Farm directly via email and this is an exact quote from the email:
"We harvested the remaining hops for Yazoo last week. We have some in the fridge that I can get you, but the variety is unknown. They are an heirloom variety from E. TN that someone gave to us. They smell great."

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #25
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It's great that Yazoo is using local hops, but that price is still bogus for an unknown variety.

Neither cascade or galena can even be remotely considered an heirloom variety as both are still commercially grown. Galena wasn't introduced until 1978.

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #26
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Maybe Eric was saying the hops for Yazoo were no longer available but they have the unknown heirloom variety available.
Yeah, still $4 for wet hops is crazy.

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:37 AM   #27
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local to portland u pick prices from 2 people on craigslist-

1 gallon 5 bucks, $15 for a 5 gallon bucket

$5.00/lb.

I just finished clearing out about 8 bines worth from a guys back yard today and paid nothing but a pliny i gave him as thanks.

lots of free or trade for beer hops as well, granted we are in a growing region, but at 3/lb you are looking at around $15/oz dry... too much

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:42 AM   #28
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Go pick a crapload of hops, and tell her you misheard and you thought it was "free" dollars per ounce. Because for $3 and ounce wet you'd have to have your head examined.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #29
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One of the local hop growers here in frederick md. Just put out the offer. At .25$/oz. everyone in the homebrew club was pretty happy w that. Pick you own. He kinda just through it out there. He already harvested most of his crop and sold it and didnt feel like harvesting anymore.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #30
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I have so been there. Back when we picked everything by hand, somewhere around the 6th 12 hour day, you just don't care anymore. If someone would have offered us $.25/oz, we would have been overjoyed to let them pick all they wanted.

 
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