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Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:35:06 PM »
So as many of you know, NikoBrew was recently forced to close up shop after some unfortunate financial issues. This is really sad since they were an AWESOME company to work with and had great prices on top of flat rate $5 shipping.

The shipping thing is what is killing me as I am looking for a replacement hop source. I am finding some ok deals on sites such as Hopsdierct and Farmhouse Brewing, with Hops direct having some solid sales. Sights like Morebeer and NB, have cheap shipping, but the hop prices are ridiculously high IMO.

 But both these and seemingly every other site I find has very high costs for shipping. It's just hard for me to get over paying almost $20 in shipping for a relatively small hop order, especially after paying $5 flat for the last few years.

Does anyone have any sources with good prices AND good shipping?

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 05:43:03 PM »
YVH has fair rates for USPS priority.

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 06:23:38 PM »
I will only buy from Hop Heaven.  Best hops I've ever used.  Run by Ted Hausotter, a BJCP Master+ judge.  He goes to farms around Yakima and personally selects the hops.  You can find them on ebay, or PM me for an email addy for them.  He also ships USPS Priority, so shipping is pretty reasonable.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 06:48:13 PM »
+1 for Ted at Hop Heaven.  He lives in Baker City OR, which isn't TOO far from Yakima,  (~4hr drive)
He's also close to the OR hop growers.

He's a good friend of mine and a great resource.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 07:42:53 PM »
+1 for Ted at Hop Heaven.  He lives in Baker City OR, which isn't TOO far from Yakima,  (~4hr drive)
He's also close to the OR hop growers.

He's a good friend of mine and a great resource.



+2.  Ted's hops are superb.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 10:09:55 AM »
Ive had god luck with yakama and good quality. Seems a shame about Niko. Certainly going to mis niko.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 02:38:33 AM »
Hop heaven, Farmhouse, YVH, Hops Direct and Freshops are all excellent sources of hops in bulk at decent prices

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2017, 02:24:48 PM »
Really sad news to hear that NikoBrew closed :(
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 03:32:57 PM »
Time to order some rhizomes and grow your own?
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 03:56:53 PM »
Time to order some rhizomes and grow your own?

Not for me.  After years of growing hops I tore mine out because they were more hassle than they were worth.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 02:57:06 AM »
Time to order some rhizomes and grow your own?

Not for me.  After years of growing hops I tore mine out because they were more hassle than they were worth.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 11:14:02 AM »
Another vote for Hop Heaven. I live in SC, with no LHBS. Shipping is reasonable, hops are great, and customer service has been great.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 04:11:43 AM »
Time to order some rhizomes and grow your own?

Not for me.  After years of growing hops I tore mine out because they were more hassle than they were worth.
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+21.75  I just gave away my plants last spring (2016) to an aspiring MN hop farmer and I don't miss them one bit.  I can hardly stand the dwarf apple tree that produces about 150 apples, so I'm not one for gardening/farming.  Plus, you can't grow enough varieties to make it worth my time.

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 04:16:58 AM »
It's funny, I have no interest in growing American hops.  The ones I can buy are fresh and varied, and I stick with pellets because they store well. 

I have one Spalt Select plant, which grows surprisingly well for the climate here, and the aroma is pretty awesome when fresh.  Reminiscent of the fresh hops in Poperinge, which is a smell I've never had from any hop I've bought.
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