This is cool – Northern Brewer will be conducting a fresh (wet) hop buy this harvest season.
Yes, that’s right, we are bringing in fresh (wet) leaf hops that will be directly shipped via air after harvest to our retail store. This is a perfect opportunity to brew a wet hop or harvest beer if you are not currently growing hops.
We are offering Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe by the pound.
Price is $19.99 per pound.
Pre-ordering ends August 9th at the end of the business day. To place your pre-order or learn more visit or call our retail store (651-223-6114).
Is this price $19.99 per pound wet? That would equate to slightly more than three ounces worth of dried hops.
Only $1 less at Austin HB Supply, so I guess this one seems more like a supplier getting a pretty penny for the hops.
@Matt, as stated they are fresh/wet hops. Most shops like Northern Brewer are taking a much lower than normal margin on these just to provide these to our customers. We have to pay next day air shipment fees on these from Washington, which considering the size, is a lot. Can’t say what the hop growers or processors are making if that’s what you are getting at?
This year my small scale commercial hopyard in Wisconsin is also filling the niche for brewing wet hop ales, I am really excited to finally provide this opportunity for delivering wet hops immediately to your brewpot!
See more at http://hops.goodsie.com/
Delivery will be around Tuesday, August 23rd and pre-order sales ends 8/18/2011
Like I said in my second post, the supplier might be the one getting the “premium price”
But, either way you look at it $20 for what is just over 3 ounces worth of hops is very expensive. To make a decent Wet Hopped IPA, one pound of these may not be enough.
I can see the price is jacked up to include the expedited shipping, but to make a decent IPA, you would need at least two lbs of wet hops. 40 bucks just in hops for a batch? yar.
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