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Hops Anyone?
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:31:19 AM »
I saw this topic on another forum and thought it would be good to talk about our hop inventory.

How much and how many varieties of hops do you have in your current inventory?

Personally, I have about 10 pounds of 15-20 different varieties. I keep them all vacuum sealed and frozen. I try to split pound size orders into 1/4lb increments. I use a FoodSaver vacuum sealer and they keep for quite a while in my freezer. Most of my inventory is American varieties but I also have a significant German Noble stash as well.

What's your inventory looking like these days?
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 08:05:59 AM »
1.5 pound Magnum,
1.5 pound Cascade,
1 pound Centennial,
1 pound Willamette,
1 pound Amarillo,
1 pound Mt Hood,
couple ounces US Hallertauer
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 09:32:55 AM »
Off the top of my head, about 20 lb. of maybe 15 different varieties.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 10:49:55 AM »
My club just divided up our bulk grain & hop order this past weekend.  For hops, I came home with:
2 lbs Cascade
1 lb Warrior
1 lb EKG
1 lb Saaz
1 lb Centennial

In the freezer already were (these are approx)
1 lb Magnum
0.75 lb Chinook
4 oz Willamette
4 oz Mt Hood
4 oz Perle
2 oz Vanguard
2 oz Amarillo
2 oz Bullion
2 oz Tetnager
2 oz Norther Brewer
& maybe around 1 oz each of Zeus, Fuggles, Target

Editted for omissions
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 11:41:00 AM by akr71 »
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 10:58:46 AM »
I've got maybe 4 or 5 pounds of whole hops (mostly Sonnet Golding, Hallertau, Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo), and a few ounces of pellets.  Six more kinds of pellets are in the mail, less than 2 lbs total.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 11:14:01 AM »
Probably a pound each of Willamette, Tettnanger, Hallerttau, Fuggles, Amarillo Cascades, Golding, Saaz and Perle.  Smaller amounts of Liberty, Columbus, Challenger, Styrian Goldings and Mt. Hood.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 11:23:38 AM »
I have more than my wife appreciates. I really need another freezer. Roughly a pound each of Hallertau, Magnum, Cascade, Centennial. Then smaller quantities of Styrian Goldings, Saaz, Northern Brewer, EKG. I think there's more too, but I can't remember off the top of my head.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 11:35:49 AM »
wow, i have only a few ounces of home grown magnum, sterling, sentiem and maybe an ounce of hallertau. i feel left out :'(
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Re: Hops Anyone?
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
~10#. 90% leaf. Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Mt. Hood, Willamette...a few more I can't remember. Vacuum packed and frozen.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 12:08:14 PM »
wow, i have only a few ounces of home grown magnum, sterling, sentiem and maybe an ounce of hallertau. i feel left out :'(

don't worry compared to me you are rich. I have the 2 oz of ivanhoe I am going to dry hop my current barley wine with and .5-.75 oz here and there of some summit and fuggles.

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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 12:14:27 PM »
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 12:15:57 PM »
If you grow your own hops, it's not uncommon to have several pounds on hand.  Of the 20 lb. in my freezer, I'd guess at least 5 lb. are from my Cascade crop last year.

Ahh for a yard. Everytime I move I hope we will have a yard and a plan to stay in one place long enough to plant some hops. I planted a couple of artichokes last fall but it looks like we are moving in June again so no artichokes for me. Gotta buy a house. renting sucks.
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Re: Hops Anyone?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011, 12:18:50 PM »
We've grown artichokes for several years.  That alone would be reason enough to buy a house!  Good luck, man.
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