I brew 5-gallon or smaller batches, so yes, a pound of whole cones of any given cultivar will last me at least two years because I use multiple cultivars. Two years is too long for whole cones for my liking. I usually use half of an ounce to an ounce of bittering hops and one to two ounces of aroma hops per batch (i.e., I have a preference for balanced to slightly hop-forward beer). I usually use between two and four cultivars per batch. On a good year, I will brew twelve 5-gallon batches, which means that I use less two pounds of hops total per year. I used to keep Cascade, Galena, Liberty, Tettnanger, and Willamette on hand when I used whole cones. I could do that when I could purchase oil-rated whole cones by the half pound from Mark Garetz. I still wound up giving away some hops, but not like I would have to do purchasing whole cones by the pound.