# Gallons of Hops? Determining weight of whole leaf hops...

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#### Brewjangle

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So, the University where I work is having their annual Spring Plant sale this weekend and my wife just sent me a message that says they have hops for sale as well. (Yeah, she rocks!) Looks like they have Centennial and Chinook available. But, they have it listed as \$24 / 2 gallons!?!
Anyone have any idea how to determine the weight of 2 gallons of whole leaf hops by the gallon? Im all for supporting local, especially when its where I work, but I'm also not going to pay twice as much just because...
To make this a little more difficult, I do not know if they are fresh or dried. For all I know they could be handing me a bucket and letting me fill it up off the bine.

I know this may be a long shot, but Im hoping someone here has experience/advice on how to measure hops by the gallon to determine a price per oz/lb.

Cheers!

#### bransona

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This probably isn't the answer you want...

If you can afford it, I say go for it. Does the money support students/organizations? If so you'd be helping them out while getting to brew with hops from the University. Seems like a win-win, but I know money can be tight [emoji28]

#### mirthfuldragon

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That's probably the size of the container the plant comes in.

To make some wild guesses based on my own home-grown home-dried leaf hops, 1 pint sandiwch bag of dried hop leaves is about 2 oz depending on how dense you pack it. That would leave 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 ounces of hops. So 2 gallons of dried leaf hops would be 2 pounds of hops.

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#### Brewjangle

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This probably isn't the answer you want...

If you can afford it, I say go for it. Does the money support students/organizations? If so you'd be helping them out while getting to brew with hops from the University. Seems like a win-win, but I know money can be tight [emoji28]
Sales support the Ag. program and more specifically, Horticulture so there are benefits to buying from them. Thanks for the perspective!

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#### Brewjangle

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That's probably the size of the container the plant comes in.

To make some wild guesses based on my own home-grown home-dried leaf hops, 1 pint sandiwch bag of dried hop leaves is about 2 oz depending on how dense you pack it. That would leave 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 ounces of hops. So 2 gallons of dried leaf hops would be 2 pounds of hops.
Wasnt thinking of it that way, but you may be right! They may be selling the plant itself and not just the hop cones. If so, I dont think this would be for me since my yard doesn't get sun consistently in any one spot. Too many trees around! Hmmm...

#### Rob2010SS

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When I harvested my cascades and chinooks last year, I got 2 full 6.5 gallon buckets full of cones. Once dried and packaged, I ended up with about 46oz of hops to use total, 23-24 oz from each bucket.

#### NitrogenWidget

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Long shot, is it Cornell?

#### 3toes

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Just popping in to say...

GO TIGERS!

I wish they had done stuff like that when I was still a student. I'd be surprised if they weren't working on their own strain of hops.

#### sborz22

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So, the University where I work is having their annual Spring Plant sale this weekend and my wife just sent me a message that says they have hops for sale as well. (Yeah, she rocks!) Looks like they have Centennial and Chinook available. But, they have it listed as \$24 / 2 gallons!?!
Anyone have any idea how to determine the weight of 2 gallons of whole leaf hops by the gallon? Im all for supporting local, especially when its where I work, but I'm also not going to pay twice as much just because...
To make this a little more difficult, I do not know if they are fresh or dried. For all I know they could be handing me a bucket and letting me fill it up off the bine.

I know this may be a long shot, but Im hoping someone here has experience/advice on how to measure hops by the gallon to determine a price per oz/lb.

Cheers!
First off, Go Tigers!
Second, I am assuming its Clemson. If so SAVE ME SOME HOPS! I’ll be at Clemson in a few weeks for work.

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#### FlabbyRoach

##### Supporting Member
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I would agree with this,Size of the container with one hop plant in it.