Freshops or Hopsdirect??

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beesy

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Going to put in order tomorrow for about 5 lbs and wondering who has had good or bad experiences with Freshops or Hopsdirect? Not stocking up worried about hop issue, but LHBS hops are $4 and oz and i have several proven recipes that eat up 4-5 oz per batch and i know i will make 3-4 of them over the next 6-7 months.
 

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Im chiming in for Hops Direct. Their shipping might be slower but I prefer their packaging over fresh hops. Nitrogen sealed mylar bag over a foodsaver bag.


Im sure quality is superior on both fronts, I just gotta show love for my HD people lol.
 

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Hops Direct used to be notorious for giving you an extra half pound or so per variety, but with the shortage occurring i believe they "recalibrated their scales" so they say.
 

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I just ordered from both and had no problems with either. My order from Freshops came very quickly. Based on other reports I was hoping to get the extra from Hops Direct, but as previously stated they must have made some adjustments because I only got about 2-3 extra ounces in each of the 1 pound packages I ordered.
 

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I've ordered from Hops Direct and have had great results with those hops.

Fresh Hops will get an order in the spring because of rhizomes.:ban::ban:
 

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I generally use Freshops because they sell by the ounce and I don't necessarily want a full pound of every hop. But I've also heard great things about HD. Freshops packaging does leave something to be desired. I always repack in foodsaver bags.
 

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I use HopsDirect because I use pellet, and I like full pounds of varieties.

I've never used FresHops because I don't usually use leaf. If leaf is your thing, cool.
 
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