My First Bulk Order of Hops

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I never thought that receiving a shit load of hops in the mail could make me this happy!  I have been wanting to order in bulk and if you read my hop storage post, you know I have been getting ready for it.  Well, they finally arrived (last week)!

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There was a great deal going on for 20% off orders of 4 oz of hops or more so I decided to pull the trigger.  I really liked the option of ordering 4 oz’s at a time (and saving)  because I am not sure what hops I could use pounds of.  They also have flat rate shipping so I caught myself going over 2lbs of hops (in 4 oz increments) easily.  I played with their shipping calculator a bit and I got up to 128 oz of hops and the $8.99 shipping still hadn’t changed!  I think the 4 oz discount was a promotion but they are currently giving a discount on 8oz of hops or more.

I ordered 4 oz of the following hops:

  • Amarillo
  • Centennial
  • Citra
  • Columbus
  • Willamette
  • Warrior
  • Falconer’s Flight
  • Mosaic

I did get to use some warrior in my IPA I made last week and I got to try out the jar sealer with the leftovers:

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Works great!  I got my dry hops ready in a jar and sealed up the leftovers from that, too.

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Maybe ordering hops by the el bee (lb) soon will make sense someday, but for now 4-8 oz at a time if fine for me.

I think I waited for about 3-4 days for my hops to arrive.  They were shipped from Indiana to Arizona so I don’t think that was too bad for flat rate shipping.  I will definitely be ordering from Great Fermentations again.  If you do buy from Great Fermentations, use code “LKSNIFFS” at checkout and let them know I sent you.  Cheers!

 

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