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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 07:18:59 AM »
The hop market is really tight for certain varieties, even cascade can be tough to find on the spot market. On the other hand, there are also lots of breweries always trying to unload excess hops off their contracts. So although the fields might be contracted out that doesn't mean some of the crop won't make its way into a secondary market.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014, 10:38:04 AM »
I would do oatmeal brown ale more British so use Fuggles. Other two beers would fall for chinook. Do not use Magnum as finishing hops.

That's kinda my basic plan.  No British yeasts, though, only 1056.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 10:38:49 AM »
But Denny, you hate fuggles!

Yes...yes, I do....
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2014, 02:08:42 PM »
I would do oatmeal brown ale more British so use Fuggles. Other two beers would fall for chinook. Do not use Magnum as finishing hops.

That's kinda my basic plan.  No British yeasts, though, only 1056.

Good luck. 

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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2014, 02:44:31 PM »
Good luck.

Thanks, man.  It's a challenge.  At this point the oatmeal brown is tasting pretty good, despite the Fuggles!
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2014, 05:28:08 PM »
So I know as a homebrewer I can find the most popular hops for somewhere around 16-22 dollar a pound. Just curious as to what a brewery with a hop contract pays per pound for the popular varieties. 

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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 05:37:24 PM »
So I know as a homebrewer I can find the most popular hops for somewhere around 16-22 dollar a pound. Just curious as to what a brewery with a hop contract pays per pound for the popular varieties.

Retailers usually double up at most.  if they sell them for 20 bucks id bet 12-14 with shipping etc.  Im planning worst case at 20$ a pound and if i do better, awesome.  Atleast im ready for the worst case.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »

I would do oatmeal brown ale more British so use Fuggles. Other two beers would fall for chinook. Do not use Magnum as finishing hops.

That's kinda my basic plan.  No British yeasts, though, only 1056.

I think that will work. If you want it frutier ferment it warmer.


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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2014, 07:17:01 PM »
So I know as a homebrewer I can find the most popular hops for somewhere around 16-22 dollar a pound. Just curious as to what a brewery with a hop contract pays per pound for the popular varieties.

Retailers usually double up at most.  if they sell them for 20 bucks id bet 12-14 with shipping etc.  Im planning worst case at 20$ a pound and if i do better, awesome.  Atleast im ready for the worst case.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2014, 06:07:52 AM »
Just curious as to what a brewery with a hop contract pays per pound for the popular varieties.

It depends on variety, quantity, length of contract, storage terms, etc. Could be anywhere from $3-15/lb.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2014, 06:44:22 AM »
You can get 11lb boxes of pellet hops for between $5.00 and $10.00 a pound depending on variety. Hard to find hops just aren't available from big hop dealers unless you have contracted years in advance. Hard to find hops on the resale market are around $20 a pound for 11lb boxes.

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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2014, 07:55:57 AM »
Do hop contracts normally require a down payment or payment in full ?

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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2014, 08:14:08 AM »
So I know as a homebrewer I can find the most popular hops for somewhere around 16-22 dollar a pound. Just curious as to what a brewery with a hop contract pays per pound for the popular varieties.
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Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2014, 09:15:24 AM »
Do hop contracts normally require a down payment or payment in full ?

Not mine, but you have to buy the amount within a year.
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