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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:58 AM

Just got the email.  For now it sounds like a win for everyone and should ensure a wide variety of fresh hops for all.  STORY.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:04 PM

Funny, I see homebrewers on my FB feed liking this and commercial brewers all pissed off about it.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:10 PM

Funny, I see homebrewers on my FB feed liking this and commercial brewers all pissed off about it.

Yeah, I'm not sure of the fallout potential yet but the email says that the merge will "strengthen supply and availability of the most in-demand hops like Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy".  At our level, I'm not sure any of this is an issue unless you actually CAN'T find a certain hop, which I suppose is possible.  When I buy hops like this, they might be $2.99 or even $3.99 an ounce and I'm not a hophead so this is not breaking the bank.  I suppose if you bought a pound of Citra and the price was through the roof, it would suck but this merger sounds like it will ease that potential problem.  YVH has been a great resource for me so no complaints there.  



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

Funny, I see homebrewers on my FB feed liking this and commercial brewers all pissed off about it.

Why? I don’t think it’s going to make a significant impact on availability for small brewers. The IPA arms race gets a little annoying for me, it is definitely hard to get stuff on the regular, but demand is demand.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

Why? I don’t think it’s going to make a significant impact on availability for small brewers. The IPA arms race gets a little annoying for me, it is definitely hard to get stuff on the regular, but demand is demand.

They are claiming that more hops will go to a third party vendor that can then raise the spot market prices.  No idea how accurate just commenting on the chatter I seen.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:13 AM

You can always contract. If you want to focus on making hoppy styles, you should be taking it seriously enough to know how much citra you want for the year. The spot market is what it is. So many brewers (more likely owners) all too often save a penny now to lose a dollar later.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:19 AM

You can always contract. If you want to focus on making hoppy styles, you should be taking it seriously enough to know how much citra you want for the year. The spot market is what it is. So many brewers (more likely owners) all too often save a penny now to lose a dollar later.

 

Oh, I agree with you.

 

Speaking of hops and contracts .. this is a fun read for those that have not read the rant blog post.  https://www.trimtabb...hey-said-part-1


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:05 PM

Speaking of hops and contracts .. this is a fun read for those that have not read the rant blog post.  https://www.trimtabb...hey-said-part-1

 

Whine, whine, whine....


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:23 PM

Whine, whine, whine....


Agree, but a fun read.
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