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Title: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 08, 2011, 02:31:19 PM
I saw this topic on another forum and thought it would be good to talk about our hop inventory.

How much and how many varieties of hops do you have in your current inventory?

Personally, I have about 10 pounds of 15-20 different varieties. I keep them all vacuum sealed and frozen. I try to split pound size orders into 1/4lb increments. I use a FoodSaver vacuum sealer and they keep for quite a while in my freezer. Most of my inventory is American varieties but I also have a significant German Noble stash as well.

What's your inventory looking like these days?
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: Hokerer on March 08, 2011, 03:05:59 PM
1.5 pound Magnum,
1.5 pound Cascade,
1 pound Centennial,
1 pound Willamette,
1 pound Amarillo,
1 pound Mt Hood,
couple ounces US Hallertauer
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 08, 2011, 04:32:55 PM
Off the top of my head, about 20 lb. of maybe 15 different varieties.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: akr71 on March 08, 2011, 05:49:55 PM
My club just divided up our bulk grain & hop order this past weekend.  For hops, I came home with:
2 lbs Cascade
1 lb Warrior
1 lb EKG
1 lb Saaz
1 lb Centennial

In the freezer already were (these are approx)
1 lb Magnum
0.75 lb Chinook
4 oz Willamette
4 oz Mt Hood
4 oz Perle
2 oz Vanguard
2 oz Amarillo
2 oz Bullion
2 oz Tetnager
2 oz Norther Brewer
& maybe around 1 oz each of Zeus, Fuggles, Target

Editted for omissions
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: tschmidlin on March 08, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
I've got maybe 4 or 5 pounds of whole hops (mostly Sonnet Golding, Hallertau, Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo), and a few ounces of pellets.  Six more kinds of pellets are in the mail, less than 2 lbs total.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: corkybstewart on March 08, 2011, 06:14:01 PM
Probably a pound each of Willamette, Tettnanger, Hallerttau, Fuggles, Amarillo Cascades, Golding, Saaz and Perle.  Smaller amounts of Liberty, Columbus, Challenger, Styrian Goldings and Mt. Hood.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: Mark G on March 08, 2011, 06:23:38 PM
I have more than my wife appreciates. I really need another freezer. Roughly a pound each of Hallertau, Magnum, Cascade, Centennial. Then smaller quantities of Styrian Goldings, Saaz, Northern Brewer, EKG. I think there's more too, but I can't remember off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: weithman5 on March 08, 2011, 06:35:49 PM
wow, i have only a few ounces of home grown magnum, sterling, sentiem and maybe an ounce of hallertau. i feel left out :'(
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: tschmidlin on March 08, 2011, 06:37:31 PM
Fix it!
http://www.hopsdirect.com/
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 08, 2011, 06:45:07 PM
or... ;D

http://www.freshops.com/
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: maxieboy on March 08, 2011, 07:04:48 PM
~10#. 90% leaf. Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Mt. Hood, Willamette...a few more I can't remember. Vacuum packed and frozen.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 08, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
wow, i have only a few ounces of home grown magnum, sterling, sentiem and maybe an ounce of hallertau. i feel left out :'(

don't worry compared to me you are rich. I have the 2 oz of ivanhoe I am going to dry hop my current barley wine with and .5-.75 oz here and there of some summit and fuggles.

**EDIT** i buy my hops as I use them.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 08, 2011, 07:14:27 PM
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 08, 2011, 07:15:57 PM
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.

Ahh for a yard. Everytime I move I hope we will have a yard and a plan to stay in one place long enough to plant some hops. I planted a couple of artichokes last fall but it looks like we are moving in June again so no artichokes for me. Gotta buy a house. renting sucks.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 08, 2011, 07:18:50 PM
We've grown artichokes for several years.  That alone would be reason enough to buy a house!  Good luck, man.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: euge on March 08, 2011, 07:23:07 PM
At least 10oz of Zeus  >:(
10oz Mt Hood
10oz Fuggle
10oz Magnum
12oz Chinook

High alpha whole hops. Hard to get rid of actually.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 08, 2011, 07:28:29 PM
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.

Now I know who to call when I need some Cascade hops.   ;)
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: weithman5 on March 08, 2011, 07:37:29 PM
Fix it!


will do ;D, the homegrown are just starting there second year.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: jaybeerman on March 08, 2011, 07:41:30 PM
Wow I just went from perfectly content to feeling inadequate.  I only have a # of perle, a # of amarillo, 1/2# of mt rainier and a few ounces of misc hops.  +1 on the vacuum sealer and freezer storage.  Cheers, j
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 08, 2011, 08:01:44 PM
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.

Now I know who to call when I need some Cascade hops.   ;)

I'll bring a few lb. to SD!
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: alikocho on March 08, 2011, 08:13:58 PM
I have about
1/4lb each of Strisselspalt, Styrian Golding, Northdown, Challenger, EKG
1/2lb each of Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Warrior, Target (homegrown)
1lb Cascade
Couple of ounces of Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra
2lbs home grown English Fuggles
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 08, 2011, 08:15:52 PM
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.

Now I know who to call when I need some Cascade hops.   ;)

I'll bring a few lb. to SD!

That would be great!
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 08, 2011, 09:34:32 PM

That would be great!

Only $80/lb.!   ;)
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 08, 2011, 10:02:29 PM
I am in the too many category.

Around 20 lbs spread over 25 varieties.   2 pounds on the way, and those are new varieties.

I have one pound of EKG whole cone that will go into a single 10 gallon batch.  Some more hoppy beers are planned.  They get used up, for the most part.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2011, 02:47:02 AM

That would be great!

Only $80/lb.!   ;)

You can keep'em.  ;)
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: maxieboy on March 09, 2011, 03:25:22 AM
At least 10oz of Zeus  >:(
10oz Mt Hood
10oz Fuggle
10oz Magnum
12oz Chinook

High alpha whole hops. Hard to get rid of actually.

Not over here. Need my address?  ;)
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: pyrite on March 09, 2011, 09:11:08 AM
2oz of simcoe
2oz of Saaz
2oz of nothern Brewer
2oz of cascade
.5oz chinook
.5oz herbsbrucker
I buy my hops at my local more beer store by the oz.  They have good deals.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: tygo on March 09, 2011, 12:15:40 PM
1 lb EKG leaf
0.75 lbs Mt Hood leaf
0.5 lbs fuggles leaf
0.5 lbs styrian goldings pellets
2 oz saaz pellets
3 oz willamette leaf (although this is getting a bit old)
2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfreuh pellets
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2011, 12:21:20 PM
2oz of simcoe
2oz of Saaz
2oz of nothern Brewer
2oz of cascade
.5oz chinook
.5oz herbsbrucker
I buy my hops at my local more beer store by the oz.  They have good deals.

+1

I like to support my LHBS so if I only need a few ounces of a specific hop I'll buy from them.

Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 09, 2011, 07:19:45 PM
2oz of simcoe
2oz of Saaz
2oz of nothern Brewer
2oz of cascade
.5oz chinook
.5oz herbsbrucker
I buy my hops at my local more beer store by the oz.  They have good deals.

+1

I like to support my LHBS so if I only need a few ounces of a specific hop I'll buy from them.



of late I have been trying to use only organic ingredients. so I order almost excusivly from 7 bridges as they are the only fupplier of organic ingredients I have found. I don't know that the prices are that good but given I can't find the organic stuff anywhere else I guess they are the best price around for what I want
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2011, 07:41:23 PM
of late I have been trying to use only organic ingredients. so I order almost excusivly from 7 bridges as they are the only fupplier of organic ingredients I have found.

Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: pinnah on March 10, 2011, 02:25:33 AM
 :( :-[, dangit

I can't believe I got sucked into this thread! 
Folks with a hop problem may not want to share.  :D



But anyhow, the Seven Bridges deserves this bump
especially if you might have a bent toward supporting organic farmers.

And I bet they can provide the best lambic hops anywhere. :)
 


I just got a package of hops from them testerday,
some Nelson Sauvin for a tester.

I know, stupid time of year to be sending for NZ hops,
but yea, that is what this thread is about. ;D

Cheers.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: bluesman on March 10, 2011, 03:05:17 AM
[quote author=pinnah link=topic=6314.msg76258#msg76258 date=129972393
I just got a package of hops from them testerday,
some Nelson Sauvin for a tester.

I know, stupid time of year to be sending for NZ hops,
but yea, that is what this thread is about. ;D

Cheers.
[/quote]

Never had an opportunity to try Nelson S hops yet. I understand they have a "white wine" fruitiness about them.

Good for APA's?

I'd like to give them a shot someday.

Let us know how they work out for you.
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: denny on March 10, 2011, 03:49:27 PM

Never had an opportunity to try Nelson S hops yet. I understand they have a "white wine" fruitiness about them.

Good for APA's?

I'd like to give them a shot someday.

Let us know how they work out for you.

I would call them "kinda strange".....
Title: Re: Hops Anyone?
Post by: pinnah on March 11, 2011, 12:07:45 AM
I would call them "kinda strange".....


The southern hemisphere is wacky!


Yea, the hop affliction thread;
isn't that what this is?

 It can be an addiction,
having innumerable and embarrassing numbers of hops on hand. ;)




edited for politeness and spelling ::)