View Full Version : Hops at $6.00 per oz
02-08-2008, 08:00 PM
NorthernBrewer is now around $6.00 per oz for many popular hops. How are you rationing your hops supply?
I've got a couple pounds sitting in my garage and/or freezer. I'm thinking that this summer I might go brew crazy when everyone else is running low thanks to their OMGWTFIIPA recipes.
What are you guys going to do when you run out of hops?
02-08-2008, 08:03 PM
lol, I've done a couple OMGWTFIIIIIIIPA recpies, but probably gonna back off those a bit. I still have 7ish pounds of pellets, so I should be good through the rest of the year.
02-08-2008, 08:22 PM
I really don't know what I will do. I only have a little over 1 pound. Freshops.com still has some Willamette hops that I want to buy, but it will have to wait a bit.... My LHBS is a wine shop that just started keeping special grains in stock, but she does not have hops, so I have to get all hops online.
02-08-2008, 08:30 PM
My lhbs still has a good variety of whole hops at $5 for 2ozs. I've been stocking up whenever I go to buy grain since they won't sell hops unless you also buy grain
02-08-2008, 09:03 PM
I have a few mix match lbs in the freezer, but there are plenty of new hop varieties available so I plan on going crazy with the new hops this year.
02-08-2008, 09:29 PM
Hey mdd, just come down here when our lhbs owner is drinking and you could probably stock up fairly cheap! lol, I talked to him recently and he was like "those friends of yours got a good deal on that grain."
02-08-2008, 10:05 PM
lol I bet he was sick the next day. I feel bad because I would have paid regular price, I might have to get you to pick me up another bag when you come down. I have like 10# left
02-08-2008, 10:10 PM
daaammmmn dude, maybe I should pick you up 2 bags lol
02-09-2008, 12:44 AM
Ordered a lb,30$ shipped just the other day.There's still some fair deals out there.The variety might not be there but we've been on Cascades nearly exclusively for near a year and we needed to get out of that rut.Half pounds are going for 20 to 30$ not including shipping on e-bay(i know cause i bidded on some).
02-09-2008, 03:43 AM
Anyone got some ideas on hop subs?
02-10-2008, 12:39 PM
The funny thing is that for the past year I have been trying to get my recipes for max bang for the buck when it comes to the hop charge...this current state of affairs just makes that strategy pay off. One of my recent recipes uses 2 oz of hops but it sure tastes like a good deal more.
When I was in my LHBS the other week, it turned out that they have several varieties still selling at pre-shortage prices (like the Neslon Sauvins I posted about).
02-12-2008, 02:02 AM
02-12-2008, 02:05 AM
I'm going to try and get some high alpha hops for bittering and conserve my current supply for aroma.
Probably do some experimenting with varieties I'm unfamiliar with, depending on what's available.
02-12-2008, 02:10 AM
I stocked up on a TON of hops at first word of a shortage. I'm really hoping they get me through the worst of it with the regulars. I like experimenting too though. I used french strisselspalt and polish marynka a couple times and really liked them. I've also tried vanguard and galena and have enjoyed both of them.
02-14-2008, 07:55 AM
That Striss turned out GREAT!
02-14-2008, 02:11 PM
I think so too. I still have 12 of those guys left. I'm really really really trying not to drink em.
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