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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 10:10:30 AM »
Ah, true. With my centennial ale I laugh at Jim Koch's "more than a pound per barrel" hop utilization. But not by much.

I laugh at that commercial too. But then I taste a Sam Adams, and wonder where all those hops are going. ???
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 10:22:19 AM »
Ah, true. With my centennial ale I laugh at Jim Koch's "more than a pound per barrel" hop utilization. But not by much.

I laugh at that commercial too. But then I taste a Sam Adams, and wonder where all those hops are going. ???

"lost in transit" perhaps?
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2011, 08:42:05 PM »
I just packed my new 5lb shipment of hops into the garage freezer.  I got everything in.  But my wife is not going to be pleased when she sees that.  I think I should have ordered more pellets and less leaf.  I also think I have a hop hoarding problem.

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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2011, 08:52:27 PM »
Have some high alpha left over from 08 vacuum sealed. For now just paying the going price at the LHBS. 
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2011, 09:12:28 PM »
Sounds like you need a dedicated hop freezer! :)
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2011, 09:30:57 PM »
Sounds like you need a dedicated hop freezer! :)


I do!  When my wife asks me about all of those hops I'll explain that.  I'll put it right next to the fermentation freezer and the serving freezer.  Maybe now would also be a good time to discuss a dedicated freezer for lagering as well.   ;D
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2011, 10:40:29 PM »
I do!  When my wife asks me about all of those hops I'll explain that.  I'll put it right next to the fermentation freezer and the serving freezer.  Maybe now would also be a good time to discuss a dedicated freezer for lagering as well.   ;D

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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2011, 01:44:31 AM »
My freezer is fine. Thanks for asking. :D

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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2011, 01:59:19 AM »
My freezer is fine. Thanks for asking. :D

Yes, but is your refrigerator running?

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And do you happen to have prince albert in a can?

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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2011, 11:57:25 AM »
Hey...I can almost run with the BIG dogs.  I'm at around 20# and still concerned if that's enough :-\
I'm giving up on leaf , just too much space required. My husband supports my brew hobby, but he still insists on
"other" food too. Minnesota had some advantages to Oregon in the winter. There I could just leave all my food
outside until April.
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011, 12:28:49 PM »
Sounds like you need a dedicated hop freezer! :)


I do!  When my wife asks me about all of those hops I'll explain that.  I'll put it right next to the fermentation freezer and the serving freezer.  Maybe now would also be a good time to discuss a dedicated freezer for lagering as well.   ;D

I'm currently lobbying for the dedicated lagering/storage freezer.  I don't like the kegs being subjected to the up and down temperatures of various fermentations. It's a delicate negotiation.
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2011, 12:46:56 PM »
Being amazingly smart I bought my wife a fancy new fridge a few years ago and disposed of that old eyesore(into the garage).  So since it was our 22 cu ft family fridge it has a big freezer on top.  I also use primarily pellets because of space limits so I have room for 25 or more pounds of hops in there.  It holds 6 cornies also, making it pretty ideal for a homebrewer.
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Re: 15 kg of hops...
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2011, 08:57:11 PM »
My freezer is fine. Thanks for asking. :D

Yes, but is your refrigerator running?

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...but make sure you keep at least two fridge lengths.  ;D
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