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Old 09-25-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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Rest a bit in nation's hop heaven
Crecencio Estrada takes a break and sharpens his machete while harvesting hops at Champoux Farms outside of Toppinish. Washington is the largest supplier of hops in the United States. The harvest begins in August and closes in early October.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Forgive me - what does this say or imply about ending the hops shortage?

 
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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the shortage was puffed up to begin with. Hops prices are dropping and will continue to drop. The market will correct itself, the govt doesn't have it's hand in it yet.

 
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:31 PM   #4
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But the Government needs to shore up the price of hops so that the THREE POUNDS I bought earlier in the year continue to have the same value today as what I (over)payed for them! How dare they let the price correct to market value as if we were a capitalistic society!


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Old 09-25-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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I haven't read anything about a Hop Bailout in the Wall Street Journal...





... yet.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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Talked to the guy in Riverside Morebeer yesterday. They got 2008 hops in (NorCal) and his guess is they will be the same price or lower. Most varieties are $3.50/2oz now. I'm going to hold off on my next mega IPA and dwindle down my 2007 hops.

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Old 09-25-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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Anyone ever see anything on hop futures? That would be a cool thing to be able to watch hop fluctuations. I'm sure they're out there I just can't seem to find them.

 
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