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Old 11-28-2012, 05:04 AM   #1
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I was wondering out of the following hops are all of these easy to obtain in America/Canada?

Fuggle, Glacier, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial.

I am not overly concerned about where the hops were grown US, UK, etc.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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Definitely Chinook and Cascade would be easiest, Centennial would be toughest, Fuggles would be on the easy side of middle. Don't know anything about Glacier, never used it...


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Old 11-28-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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Those are all usually available at a well stocked home brew supply store, except Glacier, which I have not seen--around Northern Washington anyway.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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Just about any hop variety is always available somewhere online. Just depends on how much you want to pay for it. The good bulk vendors sell out of stock unbelievably fast.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:53 AM   #5
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I think the easiest to find at a decent price are Fuggles and Glacier. Chinook and Cascade can be found but not always at a good price. Centennial........good luck with that one....at least later in the year.
I was at my LHBS this evening and it is always interesting to see the going rate for 1 oz of a popular hop. I have seen it go as high 4 bucks an ounce for Simcoe!! Glad I picked up a pound for 18 bucks.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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I found Nugget at the home reno store (Rona, for us Canadians)...go figure!

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:40 AM   #7
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You will currently find all those hops at Hops Direct. Glacier, Chinook and Centennial all limited to one pound purchase. Cascade and Fuggles aren't limited.

I'm referring to pellet hops, as I don't know where you reside (and therefore import restrictions, if relevant).

I've purchased all these, bar Fuggles, recently from Hops Direct, plus others. A happy Aussie homebrewer.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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Cascade sounds like the easiest, in pellets is widely available even here in the UK

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Psych
I found Nugget at the home reno store (Rona, for us Canadians)...go figure!

Why was Rona selling hops? Also, which Rona?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #10
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If you have an LHBS, make friends with the main guy or girl over there. Bring them some beer batches, ask their input on recipes and frequent the store. Then, one day say "I'd like a pound of _____. Can you call me when you get some in?"

That's how i get my pounds of Citra and Galaxy when it's usually 2 ounces per customer.
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