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2012 Hop Crop?
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:45:56 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone knew when this year's crop would be coming in for purchase?  I usually order certain varieties from Hops Direct and some from Northern, I haven't found any Simcoe.  Even think I'll get any Simcoe this year?

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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 06:53:52 AM »
Already in at Hops direct for whole hops.  Amarillo was out when I ordered.  Don't remember Simcoe.

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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 07:00:04 AM »
freshops has 2012 simcoe, fyi
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 07:16:50 AM »
Thanks for the tip. They also have Amarillo and Centennial for anyone who is looking.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 08:20:09 AM »
When are the pellets going to be out for sale?
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 08:31:54 AM »
When are the pellets going to be out for sale?

Freshops only carries leaf IIRC. I've seen a few varieties of pellets start to trickle in at other suppliers. I'd say between now and early December is when the bulk of the pellet hops will become available.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:35:33 AM »
When are the pellets going to be out for sale?

Freshops only carries leaf IIRC. I've seen a few varieties of pellets start to trickle in at other suppliers. I'd say between now and early December is when the bulk of the pellet hops will become available.

yeah - Hopsdirect usually starts pelletizing around the beginning of November and releasing as they become available through the remainder of the year, then the imports start showing up at the end of December/beginning of Jan, at least that's how its been in years past.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 08:42:47 AM »
FWIW, I have bought Columbus from HopsDirect the last 3 years and they have always been terrific. This year they are 17.1%!!! I hope they smell as great as they did last year.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 09:09:13 AM »
Hops Direct posted on their Facebook page a couple weeks ago that 2012 pellets will start becoming available towards the end of this month.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 09:21:08 AM »
Will they have Citra pellets?  I missed out on the leaf from Hops Direct.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 11:10:35 AM »
FWIW, I have bought Columbus from HopsDirect the last 3 years and they have always been terrific. This year they are 17.1%!!! I hope they smell as great as they did last year.

Amen to that! The Columbus I got from HopsDirect last year smelled like opening a bag of the stickiest kind, um, "stuff" I've ever experienced. It smells so good I almost hate to waste it on bittering.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 11:35:26 AM »
Will they have Citra pellets?  I missed out on the leaf from Hops Direct.

Ron - I imagine that they will - the same thing happened to me last year, but I was able to pick up pellets later on in the year.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 11:51:40 AM »
My local has had all of the hot hops for sale all year. Since I still have left over Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra the new crop came and went on me without much angst.

The European hops are a dfferent story. Went through a bunch last year. Will buy a few pounds around the New Year.
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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 11:52:50 AM »
WOW, Freshops is expensive compared to Hops Direct.  I think I'll wait for the pellets and pick up some Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo.

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Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 11:59:29 AM »
WOW, Freshops is expensive compared to Hops Direct.  I think I'll wait for the pellets and pick up some Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo.

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just a heads up, but, you aren't going to be able to get Simcoe pellets from hopsdirect. $1.85 p/o of simcoe is pretty much going rate.
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