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Old 10-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Hops Direct 1lb bags on the heavy side?

So I recently repackaged 2lbs of HopsDirect hops (1lb Cascade, 1lb Amarillo) into 2oz portions with a FoodSaver.

However, I noticed that both bags seemed to be a bit heavy, esp on the Cascade. I ended up in total with 18 2oz bags and an extra 6g. Obviously that weighs out to over 2lbs. I thought my scale was nuts, but I see others saying the same about HD's own Belma strain.

Is anyone else experiencing this with their HD orders?


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Old 10-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Usually get an ounce or two more whenever I get a pound from them. Unless my scale really sucks or something.


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Old 10-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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I think it's a great business plan. Keeps me coming back.
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I think everyone would agree being alittle over is a lot better than being alittle under.
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My theory is that they deliberately go over so that that never ship less than what was ordered.
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Awesome to hear! Thanks guys. I'm pissed I missed out on centennial and Citra though
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Awesome to hear! Thanks guys. I'm pissed I missed out on centennial and Citra though
Pellets should be available end of October or beginning of November. Keep an eye out.
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Pellets should be available end of October or beginning of November. Keep an eye out.
Meh.....you can always get those, but leaf hops are a different story. I find leaf hops to leave cleaner flavors and require less clean-up when kegging beer. Namely the fact that you dont have to worry about an insane layer of hop dust being sucked up by your siphon.
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I drink hop dust....
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I drink hop dust....
With kegging it's usually not a problem. With bottling though, it can be an issue. I once ruined a batch because I got too much hop dust in my bottles, and it got this sour grassy flavor. Was great at bottling time, but a disaster when I cracked open the first carbed one.


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