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Where to find NZ hops?
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:21:07 AM »
So I usually stick to basic american pellet hops but would like to try some Australian/NZ hops such as Galaxy. Any suggestions on where to buy them online?
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 09:30:10 AM »
Yakima Valley Hops has a small selection.

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/category_s/1890.htm

Nikobrew sells some too, but their prices are insane.

I have yet to find a store that stocks more than a handful.



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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 09:48:15 AM »
The Hop Shack
http://www.hopsshack.com/shopsite/sc/ss_mb.cgi?storeid=*1654e4399a854062064bbe5f9f&ss_parm=A070aea59ecce836c75a425f6c723955a
I've ordered from them several times, great pricing and fast shipping. They also sell by the pound
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 09:50:45 AM »
Yakima Valley Hops has a small selection.

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/category_s/1890.htm

Nikobrew sells some too, but their prices are insane.

I have yet to find a store that stocks more than a handful.

Nikobrew's prices aren't that bad, but I would be aware that some of their hops are from the 2011 crop, they are listed on the front page of the hops section. I didn't see this and got 2010 German Hallertauer last fall.  ???

I use YVH for pretty much everything bulk now, FWIW.
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 11:36:37 AM »
I get them at farm house brewing supply.

http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/4-oz-bags/
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
I get them at farm house brewing supply.

http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/4-oz-bags/

Those prices seem great to me. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 12:16:58 PM »
Williams Brewing just got some hops in from NZ and Australia.  Just picked some up myself.

www.williamsbrewing.com

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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 12:29:16 PM »
I use the Hops Shack often, but I know that Label Peelers just got a shipment if bulk Galaxy in either Friday or yesterday. I'd check that out.

http://labelpeelers.com/hops-galaxy-hops-c-1_64_327.html
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2013, 12:31:50 PM »
But if I'm not mistaking, Galaxy hops are Australian and not from NZ.
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 12:42:52 PM »
For what it's worth, I'm a big fan of Motueka in combination with Galaxy.  I tried Riwaka as well once and they were great but harder to find. 
I get mine from www.torontobrewing.ca but I'm guessing that there is likely someone in the US that would be easier for most of you.  But if not, give them a try because they are great.  I love how they show the country of origin for every hop they sell.

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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 01:07:50 PM »
But if I'm not mistaking, Galaxy hops are Australian and not from NZ.

Having spent a few years touring with a band from New Zealand, I know what an important distinction this is!
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2013, 02:22:05 PM »
+1 to Yakima Valley and Farmhouse. Hops Direct also has some southern hemisphere hops in bulk. I haven't checked them this season, but Rebel Brewing usually has a good selection of NZ hops as well.
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 04:12:47 PM »
For what it's worth, I'm a big fan of Motueka in combination with Galaxy.  I tried Riwaka as well once and they were great but harder to find. 
I get mine from www.torontobrewing.ca but I'm guessing that there is likely someone in the US that would be easier for most of you.  But if not, give them a try because they are great.  I love how they show the country of origin for every hop they sell.

+1 to Riwaka. Fantastic hop. I think in For the Love of Hops, Hieronymous stated that New Zealand was going to limit exports of it. I've been drinking an IPA that is Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, and Riwaka, and it is a mighty fine brew. Really wish I could get more Riwaka.
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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 06:40:42 PM »
WILLIAMS HOMEBREW SUPPLY IS CURRENTLY ADVERTISING NZ & AUSSIE HOPS FOR SALE.

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Re: Where to find NZ hops?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 06:45:05 AM »
NZ production was down this year on some varieties so probably a good idea to buy what you want/need as soon as you can rather than waiting for shops to try to liquidate at a discount later in the year.
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