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Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« on: January 11, 2010, 11:59:10 AM »
I'm looking thru the prices on Hopsdirect and it seems like all the pellets are a few dollars cheaper thean the leaf.  Why is that?  I would think the extra processing would increase the price.

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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 12:00:21 PM »
Maybe they're from the previous year?
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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 12:10:18 PM »
That's what I thought but according to a blurp on the side of the hops page:

"New U.S. crop pelleted hops are good to go...however, remember imported hops are still from 2008. "

For example:
Mt Hood Leaf: $13.00
Mt Hood Pellets: $10.75

I assume "Domestic Vvariety" = "U.S."


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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 01:12:05 PM »
just a theory, but I always get ~20oz per pound of leaf, whereas pellet has always been exactly 16oz.  

Just sayin...

also, I believe the pellet loses some AA due to processing, could that be a factor?
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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 05:07:25 PM »
Perhaps it compensates for the cost of storage space. ???
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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 08:14:04 PM »
Perhaps it compensates for the cost of storage space. ???

I was thinking that as well but then thought of the cost of processing whole hops into pellet form.
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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 09:09:20 AM »

Everybody knows whole hops are better.

 ;), Just kidding, no really.



how about
Volume perhaps, more pellets on hand? :-\


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Re: Hop Price Question (Pellet vs Leaf)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 10:31:45 AM »
Good observation. Supply & demand I suppose?   :-\
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