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Old 10-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #11
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well, they just figured out what was goin on with prices...

Cascade are now $39 a lb.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:48 PM   #12
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NorthernBrewer is just about out of all their hops.

Screw it. I put in one more order to Fresh Hops.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:04 PM   #13
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well, they just figured out what was goin on with prices...

Cascade are now $39 a lb.
****, I have a pound of cascade I don't want, think if I hold on to it, it'll be worth $100 ??? $$$$$

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #14
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Wow are you serious? I guess I got my order in on time then!!

EDIT: HOLY CRAP! Wow yeah I just checked the site....I guess they did get with the times!

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:21 PM   #15
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Glad I ordered my bulk hops when I did. Just checked HopsDirect, where I got them, and everything has at least doubled in price since I ordered them...and it wasn't that long ago. This is crrrrrazy!
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:35 PM   #16
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Here is a very good article about the worldwide hop shortage. it appears some breweries are going to be put out of business:
http://www.star-telegram.com/food/story/278342.html

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:55 PM   #17
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Have about a lb. of various pellets in the freezer and just ordered another lb. of various pellets from AHS with some beer line I needed. It will take me a little while to work through 2lb of various pellets - I have about 10 varieties in those 2 lb so I can make a ton of different styles also...

I'll worry about the hop shortage in about another 6 month.

EDIT: The "hop-suey" pellets from AHS look attractive at $.50ish per ounce now. Hahaha... In seriousness, I didn't buy any. But I thought about it...
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:06 PM   #18
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I have about 6 pounds right now. That'll last me quite a while. Looks like Freshops is one of the only places with any sort of variety and I'm sure they'll be bought out soon. Microbreweries are probably getting ready to buy out anyone with anything left.

Midwest is just about out of everything.
Northern Brewer - same.
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/index....h=178_21_93_70 - still has a good variety of hops left.
MoreBeer - almost out.

The lesser known guys still have hops left, but prices are getting out of control.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:19 PM   #19
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Just read this at the Midwestsupplies.com site:

Update on Hop availability

Dear Midwest customers.

This letter is to inform you of the current situation of hop availability for the rest of 2007 and 2008. The hop harvest typically occurs during the middle of September. This year’s hop harvest will not yield enough hops to meet the world’s demand for hops. Factors include farmers changing to more profitable crops, farmers selling land to developers, lower than anticipated 2007 harvest, and demand for particular hops in the Craft Brewing Industry. There are two things that will affect the home brewing industry. One is that prices are going up immediately. Second is that the selection of hops will decrease by almost 30-40%. High alpha hops will be in the shortest demand.

The hop industry has already reacted and has increased the amount of hops planned for planting in 2008. Things should be almost back to normal by next year at this time. The bottom line is that the cost of hops for a 5 gallon batch of beer will go up $1.00 - $2.00. Things could certainly be worse. Midwest will have plenty of hops available for 2008. The only thing different will be the decreased selection. There is already a little scare amongst the homebrewing community. Please don’t over react to this hysteria.

We will be sure to keep you updated on this situation. Currently we do not have pounds of hops available. We are only offering ounces of hops. We have a limit of 4 oz. per variety for each order. Some customers are trying to stock up. Once again we have been reassured by several distributors that we will have more than enough hops for 2008, however they will cost a little more and the selection will not be as large.

We will put any updates regarding hop availability on this page.

Stay calm and have a homebrew.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:20 PM   #20
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I have 5 pounds give or take coming today, hooray for me!
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