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Title: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: ndcube on January 11, 2010, 06:59:10 PM
I'm looking thru the prices on Hopsdirect and it seems like all the pellets are a few dollars cheaper thean the leaf.  Why is that?  I would think the extra processing would increase the price.
Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: denny on January 11, 2010, 07:00:21 PM
Maybe they're from the previous year?
Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: ndcube on January 11, 2010, 07:10:18 PM
That's what I thought but according to a blurp on the side of the hops page:

"New U.S. crop pelleted hops are good to go...however, remember imported hops are still from 2008. "

For example:
Mt Hood Leaf: $13.00
Mt Hood Pellets: $10.75

I assume "Domestic Vvariety" = "U.S."

Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: blatz on January 11, 2010, 08:12:05 PM
just a theory, but I always get ~20oz per pound of leaf, whereas pellet has always been exactly 16oz.  

Just sayin...

also, I believe the pellet loses some AA due to processing, could that be a factor?
Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: lupy on January 12, 2010, 12:07:25 AM
Perhaps it compensates for the cost of storage space. ???
Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: babalu87 on January 12, 2010, 03:14:04 AM
Perhaps it compensates for the cost of storage space. ???

I was thinking that as well but then thought of the cost of processing whole hops into pellet form.
Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: pinnah on January 12, 2010, 04:09:20 PM

Everybody knows whole hops are better.

 ;), Just kidding, no really.



how about
Volume perhaps, more pellets on hand? :-\

Title: Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
Post by: Beertracker on January 12, 2010, 05:31:45 PM
Good observation. Supply & demand I suppose?   :-\