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Offline Steve Ruch

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British hops
« on: May 08, 2022, 03:26:12 pm »
Does any home brew shop carry a good selection of British hops? Most places seem to limit themselves to golding, challenger, and fuggle.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 03:49:43 pm »
I found the same thing.

So, though not British, I decided to branch out in my latest Pub Ale with Loral. Supposedly floral + lemon = Loral which sounded ‘British-y’ to me.

Turns out it made a nice pint.

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Re: British hops
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 11:18:51 am »
It's been hard for me to find a wide selection beyond those you mention.  For the less common ones, FH Steinbart has Bramling Cross & Target; Yakima Valley sometimes has Target, Jester, First Gold (they have a Mystic & Harlequin too, that I know nothing about); Northern Brewer -- the site-- has Northdown, First Gold, a few others, but their prices can be high.  MoreBeer can be hit or miss on less common hops.  I could've sworn I saw Bramling-Cross on Farmhouse before, but not now.  I've been wanting to try Sussex too, but I never see it.

I agree that it would be cool for us in the states to be able to get a wide range of UK hops all in one place. 

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Re: British hops
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 12:29:58 pm »
Dont know where to find good british hops, but theres some domestic ones that make darn fine replacements, Willamette, for example

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Re: British hops
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 08:42:11 am »
I ran across Annapolis homebrew supply yesterday; they list nine different British hops.
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British hops
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2022, 10:54:00 am »
I ran across Annapolis homebrew supply yesterday; they list nine different British hops.
Do they list harvest year?  When it comes to hops freshness is key for me.

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Re: British hops
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 09:11:54 am »
I ran across Annapolis homebrew supply yesterday; they list nine different British hops.
Do they list harvest year?  When it comes to hops freshness is key for me.
No, but I've used almost five year old hops,that were stored in my freezer, with good results.
I just emailed them asking about the harvest year.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2022, 08:42:23 pm »
They don't look to be available right now but I'm pretty sure hopsdirect usually carries a few. I bought some First Gold from them a few years back.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 04:44:28 am »
Hop Heaven is where I get my import hops from. I stock up for the year over the winter, but I think Ted has an ebay shop as well for "spot" buys.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2022, 09:01:40 am »
I ran across Annapolis homebrew supply yesterday; they list nine different British hops.
Do they list harvest year?  When it comes to hops freshness is key for me.
No, but I've used almost five year old hops,that were stored in my freezer, with good results.
I just emailed them asking about the harvest year.
The EKG and fuggle are labeled 2020, the others have no date.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2022, 01:11:21 pm »
Hop Heaven is where I get my import hops from. I stock up for the year over the winter, but I think Ted has an ebay shop as well for "spot" buys.
Hop Heaven is the best source for imports. He wont sell bad hops

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Re: British hops
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2022, 09:29:51 am »
Hop Heaven is where I get my import hops from. I stock up for the year over the winter, but I think Ted has an ebay shop as well for "spot" buys.
Hop Heaven is the best source for imports. He wont sell bad hops
I'd like to check them out, but get a website under construction message when I go there.
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Re: British hops
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2022, 10:02:25 am »
Hop Heaven is where I get my import hops from. I stock up for the year over the winter, but I think Ted has an ebay shop as well for "spot" buys.
Hop Heaven is the best source for imports. He wont sell bad hops
I'd like to check them out, but get a website under construction message when I go there.
He has an eBay store.

https://www.ebay.com/str/hopheaveninc

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Re: British hops
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2022, 09:52:22 am »
Hop Heaven is where I get my import hops from. I stock up for the year over the winter, but I think Ted has an ebay shop as well for "spot" buys.
Hop Heaven is the best source for imports. He wont sell bad hops
I'd like to check them out, but get a website under construction message when I go there.
you can email him and he will give you a spreadsheet of his hops: lagermanted@gmail.com