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  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Hops Direct still has a lot of common domestic varieties in stock.

    http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-pellet-hops.html

  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    i hate pellet hops too dang messy
    thats why i grow my own 5 different varities
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 103,821
    Lothos said:

    i hate pellet hops too dang messy
    thats why i grow my own 5 different varities



    I'm thinking about switching over to whole leaf for this reason. I haven't ever tried it though. Definitely don't have the space to grow all my own though.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    i hate pellet hops too dang messy
    thats why i grow my own 5 different varities



    I'm thinking about switching over to whole leaf for this reason. I haven't ever tried it though. Definitely don't have the space to grow all my own though.


    i use whole leaf 90% of the time.
    most of my bittering hops are usually pellets.
    i like whole hops more just because they don't turn to gross sludge when you use them.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 103,821

    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    i hate pellet hops too dang messy
    thats why i grow my own 5 different varities



    I'm thinking about switching over to whole leaf for this reason. I haven't ever tried it though. Definitely don't have the space to grow all my own though.


    i use whole leaf 90% of the time.
    most of my bittering hops are usually pellets.
    i like whole hops more just because they don't turn to gross sludge when you use them.


    yep. the shear volume of sludge i had to remove from the kettle after the Wicked Angel was just too much.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • djsethalldjsethall
    Posts: 4,022
    I have found that I use the pellet hops for my boils unless there is a hop bill that I don't have in pellets but have in whole leaf. I generally reserve my whole leaf for dry hopping. I do boil the hops in a nylon mesh bag for easy clean out. I have found that dealing with the Puterbaugh farm is very down to earth and friendly. I also like the fact of buying direct from the farmer so that people aren't making money off of the hard work of others.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 103,821
    i buy almost all of my hops from Puterbaugh. Same sentiment.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,892
    Lothos said:

    i hate pellet hops too dang messy
    thats why i grow my own 5 different varities



    i have 3 that i grew last year, but i only got about a 1/4 oz dried. i'm hoping for significantly more this season. That being said, i still have to buy the trademarked/proprietary hops.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • PK1PK1
    Posts: 14
    I got citra and simcoe in leaf this year and with my home grown cascades I'm going to try a false bottom in the brew kettle on my next batch. I have been using the hop spider and bag method.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    they make a spider for hops? i just use my regular spider from the kitchen to scoop them out. 3 or 4 scoops and pretty much all hops are taken out.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,892

    they make a spider for hops? i just use my regular spider from the kitchen to scoop them out. 3 or 4 scoops and pretty much all hops are taken out.



    hop spider

    image
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    well look at that handy thing. not what i was envisioning at all.
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248

    well look at that handy thing. not what i was envisioning at all.



    They are cheap and easy to make. You can get everything you need for less that $10 from the local hardware store and they take 10 minutes to assemble.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 103,821
    hmmm.... i've seen that before, but never tried it out. maybe i should. didn't recognize it by name.

    do we have a build thread for one of those around here?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,654
    Lakewood said:

    hmmm.... i've seen that before, but never tried it out. maybe i should. didn't recognize it by name.

    do we have a build thread for one of those around here?



    hint hint hint.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants