There are many advantages I have found so far. One being the seemingly endless supply of hops. It may be because I live in the yakima valley, but this week I got 14 ounces of galena whole, 10 oz of cascade whole, and 10 oz of galena pellets. We are supposed to go to the hop union in a few months and there are always plenty of hops to be had. If my buddy comes through, his pops is supposed to get me a boatload from washington state university. If it works out, i will have more than I could ever use and should be able to redistribute the wealth to those interested.
here was my haul this week.