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Offline roguejim

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Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« on: December 20, 2011, 04:03:57 AM »
Just wondering why leaf hops would bring ~$2 more per lb than pelletized.  Noticed this on the Hops Direct site. 

As an aside, I also noticed that variety is much greater with leaf.   

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Re: Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 05:17:55 AM »
My guess would be cold storage issues, the leaf takes greater space.

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Re: Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 05:48:34 AM »
Just wondering why leaf hops would bring ~$2 more per lb than pelletized.  Noticed this on the Hops Direct site. 

As an aside, I also noticed that variety is much greater with leaf.   

+1 on storage. I bought 5kg of leaf and 5kg of pellet hops, the 5kg leaf took up the same space (vacuum bagged) as -20- kg of pellet.
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Re: Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 08:56:10 AM »
Storage space plus the fact that pellets are much easier to handle, weigh and package.

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Re: Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 10:45:24 AM »
Storage space plus the fact that pellets are much easier to handle, weigh and package.

This...and pellets have a longer shelf life if properly vacuum sealed and frozen.
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Re: Leaf hops vs. pellets...price
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 01:02:36 AM »
I went through a whole hop phaze but I'm back to pellets which give excellent bang for the buck. +1 on storage and handling characteristics.

Shipping alsol costs more volume-wise with whole hops.
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