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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2019, 02:36:27 pm »


I recently ordered from Freshops, HopsDirect, and Hop Heaven. I like all three for different reason but especially like Freshops because Dave went the extra mile helping me get reasonable shipping rates coupled with his 2 oz variety/12oz total minimum. I only brew every 3-4 weeks so don’t need pounds and pounds of hops laying around. I ordered 2 oz of 6 varieties that I received in 3 days cross country USPS. I can use them in my next few brews. That’s perfect for me.

And a free twist tie in every bag!  ;D
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2019, 03:10:10 pm »


I recently ordered from Freshops, HopsDirect, and Hop Heaven. I like all three for different reason but especially like Freshops because Dave went the extra mile helping me get reasonable shipping rates coupled with his 2 oz variety/12oz total minimum. I only brew every 3-4 weeks so don’t need pounds and pounds of hops laying around. I ordered 2 oz of 6 varieties that I received in 3 days cross country USPS. I can use them in my next few brews. That’s perfect for me.

And a free twist tie in every bag!  ;D

LOL. I heard Tinseth say Dave ships in baggies. I received vacuum sealed bags but haven’t cut one open yet. I don’t see a twist tie but will be disappointed if I don’t get one. LOL


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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2019, 03:53:42 pm »


I recently ordered from Freshops, HopsDirect, and Hop Heaven. I like all three for different reason but especially like Freshops because Dave went the extra mile helping me get reasonable shipping rates coupled with his 2 oz variety/12oz total minimum. I only brew every 3-4 weeks so don’t need pounds and pounds of hops laying around. I ordered 2 oz of 6 varieties that I received in 3 days cross country USPS. I can use them in my next few brews. That’s perfect for me.

And a free twist tie in every bag!  ;D

LOL. I heard Tinseth say Dave ships in baggies. I received vacuum sealed bags but haven’t cut one open yet. I don’t see a twist tie but will be disappointed if I don’t get one. LOL


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Yeah, they're all vacuum sealed, but I've never had one without a twist tie that I can recall, though I vacuum seal again after opening.  Just another example of going that extra mile -- who else would think of that?

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2019, 07:49:54 am »
I like Hop Heaven. There is an annual sale that drops prices for last year’s crop pretty good. I have been pleased with all the hops I have purchased from Hop Heaven.

PS. I probably have 2-3 years of hops in my freezer. But, they were on sale ;)

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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2019, 08:16:57 am »


I recently ordered from Freshops, HopsDirect, and Hop Heaven. I like all three for different reason but especially like Freshops because Dave went the extra mile helping me get reasonable shipping rates coupled with his 2 oz variety/12oz total minimum. I only brew every 3-4 weeks so don’t need pounds and pounds of hops laying around. I ordered 2 oz of 6 varieties that I received in 3 days cross country USPS. I can use them in my next few brews. That’s perfect for me.

And a free twist tie in every bag!  ;D

LOL. I heard Tinseth say Dave ships in baggies. I received vacuum sealed bags but haven’t cut one open yet. I don’t see a twist tie but will be disappointed if I don’t get one. LOL


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20 years ago, Dave did ship in baggies.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2019, 08:18:01 am »
I like Hop Heaven. There is an annual sale that drops prices for last year’s crop pretty good. I have been pleased with all the hops I have purchased from Hop Heaven.

PS. I probably have 2-3 years of hops in my freezer. But, they were on sale ;)

I think they probably have the best quality hops I've found in the retail market.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2019, 09:43:06 am »


I recently ordered from Freshops, HopsDirect, and Hop Heaven. I like all three for different reason but especially like Freshops because Dave went the extra mile helping me get reasonable shipping rates coupled with his 2 oz variety/12oz total minimum. I only brew every 3-4 weeks so don’t need pounds and pounds of hops laying around. I ordered 2 oz of 6 varieties that I received in 3 days cross country USPS. I can use them in my next few brews. That’s perfect for me.

And a free twist tie in every bag!  ;D

LOL. I heard Tinseth say Dave ships in baggies. I received vacuum sealed bags but haven’t cut one open yet. I don’t see a twist tie but will be disappointed if I don’t get one. LOL


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Yeah, they're all vacuum sealed, but I've never had one without a twist tie that I can recall, though I vacuum seal again after opening.  Just another example of going that extra mile -- who else would think of that?

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I too order all of my Amarillo Hops from Dave.  Great quality and fast shipping.  I also vacuum reseal mine after opening of if any of you don't get the free twist tie, let me know and I'll send you one!  ;D
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2019, 01:41:48 pm »
Is Hop Heaven still in business? This fall I didn't get my annual email and could not find them via a websearch. By the time I ordered from Hops Direct some of my favorites were sold out. I never found fresher hops than what Ted shipped.
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 01:52:58 pm »
I recently bought from Ted. He has a great selection and ships fast at a reasonable rate.

https://www.ebay.com/str/Hop+Heaven+Inc/


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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 01:57:45 pm »
That link didn't work for me.
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2019, 02:04:50 pm »
That link didn't work for me.

Try email.  PM me if you don't have the addy
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2019, 02:12:30 pm »
I have 2. Lagermanted and tednjodie, which one is correct?
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2019, 02:15:41 pm »
I looked on his Ebay store and everything listed was "fresh" 2016 and 2017 crop.  Is there a new site somewhere?  Or is that what he has?
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Re: Bulk Hops, now that NikoBrew is closed
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2019, 02:28:33 pm »
That's what I found this fall and assumed he no longer sells/ships.
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2019, 03:22:58 pm »
Never mind! That didn’t work.

Try searching for “Fresh hops!”. The seller name is “hausotterted”.
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