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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2012, 08:26:38 PM »
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2012, 08:37:22 PM »
They said 5pm PST, which is 7pm for me. I got on at about 6:57pm CST and they were almost gone already.  I just want to say that I am disappointed, depressed, disheartened. I know they're just hops and all...but come on...
 I didn't know they'd post them for sale until 5pm PST until about 3pm my time, so I was hitting refresh ALL DAY. I had even set a reminder a week or two ago to check in the morning.  I know life isn't fair and all, but how could they sell out in a matter of minutes?  Puts the cherry on top of an already sh*t day.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2012, 09:17:54 PM »
They said 5pm PST, which is 7pm for me. I got on at about 6:57pm CST and they were almost gone already.  I just want to say that I am disappointed, depressed, disheartened. I know they're just hops and all...but come on...
 I didn't know they'd post them for sale until 5pm PST until about 3pm my time, so I was hitting refresh ALL DAY. I had even set a reminder a week or two ago to check in the morning.  I know life isn't fair and all, but how could they sell out in a matter of minutes?  Puts the cherry on top of an already sh*t day.
They had less than 150 pounds of Citra when I was there at 6:50 or so CST. My guess is that they couldn't get much, since it wasn't from their own farm. So even limiting to 1 pound per order didn't take long to clean them out.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2012, 07:11:25 AM »
I'm coming to the realization that I won't get any Amarillo hops this year and it feels like I've lost a loved one. :'(
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2012, 08:12:09 AM »
I'm coming to the realization that I won't get any Amarillo hops this year and it feels like I've lost a loved one. :'(
Turn that frown into a smiley?
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
I'm coming to the realization that I won't get any Amarillo hops this year and it feels like I've lost a loved one. :'(
Turn that frown into a smiley?
http://www.freshops.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?search=action&category=HOPS&keywords=all&template=PDGCommTemplates/hops.html
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2012, 02:35:27 PM »
You know, in the past that when the hops I wanted weren't available, I took my bad luck as an opportunity to try out different hop varieties. A few years back during the hop crisis (was it 2008?), there wasn't as much demand for Nelson Sauvin, and I was pretty happy with the beers it made. Two years ago, I wasn't able to get any Simcoe, so I bought a pound of Apollo and was surprised by how bold and interesting the flavor and aroma was (I still consider it to be the #1 most underrated hop). So I say, try out some varieties you aren't familiar with. I know that, despite the "onion/garlic" thing many people get from Summit, I love that hop, and it is usually pretty readily available. And for every wonderful Simcoe/Amarillo IPA out there, there are plenty of delicious Summit/Apollo beers waiting to be brewed.

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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2012, 02:48:51 PM »
Farmhouse Brewing Supply should have some Simcoe in tomorrow.

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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2012, 04:55:54 PM »
You know, in the past that when the hops I wanted weren't available, I took my bad luck as an opportunity to try out different hop varieties. A few years back during the hop crisis (was it 2008?), there wasn't as much demand for Nelson Sauvin, and I was pretty happy with the beers it made. Two years ago, I wasn't able to get any Simcoe, so I bought a pound of Apollo and was surprised by how bold and interesting the flavor and aroma was (I still consider it to be the #1 most underrated hop). So I say, try out some varieties you aren't familiar with. I know that, despite the "onion/garlic" thing many people get from Summit, I love that hop, and it is usually pretty readily available. And for every wonderful Simcoe/Amarillo IPA out there, there are plenty of delicious Summit/Apollo beers waiting to be brewed.
I agree with you and I'll have to try some Apollo.  I did order some Simcoe and Amarillo from Fresh hops though because I just can't do without them.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2012, 07:48:31 AM »
You know, in the past that when the hops I wanted weren't available, I took my bad luck as an opportunity to try out different hop varieties. A few years back during the hop crisis (was it 2008?), there wasn't as much demand for Nelson Sauvin, and I was pretty happy with the beers it made. Two years ago, I wasn't able to get any Simcoe, so I bought a pound of Apollo and was surprised by how bold and interesting the flavor and aroma was (I still consider it to be the #1 most underrated hop). So I say, try out some varieties you aren't familiar with. I know that, despite the "onion/garlic" thing many people get from Summit, I love that hop, and it is usually pretty readily available. And for every wonderful Simcoe/Amarillo IPA out there, there are plenty of delicious Summit/Apollo beers waiting to be brewed.
I agree with you and I'll have to try some Apollo.  I did order some Simcoe and Amarillo from Fresh hops though because I just can't do without them.
I'm with you, I love Simcoe. And Amarillo has pretty much been impossible to get since I started brewing 4 years ago, so I haven't even bothered trying to get them much.  Someday...
But I like the idea of trying out different hops when you can't get the ones you really want.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2012, 02:44:55 PM »
My hops came in the mail today.  Let's just say I'm doin' an Amarillo/Simcoe dance :D
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