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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »
I have been buying whole hops when I can.  They make the pellets oout of the whole hops they get.

If they have good hops off the boat, then they can make good pellets.  Read the header here:

http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/imported-pellet-hops.html

One thing I have to say is that the Hallertau Mittelfrueh had seeds!  I have never seen seeds in a German hop.  They must be slipping, or said "these have seeds, send to America".
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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2012, 11:41:39 PM »
So, you guys have been buying whole hops, correct?
Yes, I mostly buy whole hops.
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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 06:29:29 AM »
I bought some 2010 Czech Saaz in 2011 before the new shipment and they were still great.  I just started buying from Hops Direct this year, and have 10 pounds in the fridge of whole and pellets of various types.  They have all been outstanding.
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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 08:39:14 PM »
So, you guys have been buying whole hops, correct?

I buy both. Whole hops tend to be good for their freshness, whereas pellets typically have a longer shelflife if properly stored. They both have their benefits, but fresh hop pellets produce just as well as fresh whole leaf for the most part.
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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2012, 08:37:55 AM »
You guys need to stop bringing threads up like this. I just cleared out some room in the freezer. I might as well fill them up with some German hallertau huh?
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Re: Hops Direct...Imported Pellets...Fresh?
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2012, 12:07:08 PM »
Another A++ for Hops Direct.

You also always seem to get more than a whole pound when you order whole hops.  Ordered EKG's HM Saaz and Tettnanger from them a couple weeks ago, all are in great shape.
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