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#21 HVB

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 10:30 AM

8oz Belma. Never used it!

HA HA HA ... I should have known.  Ken's favorite



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Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:28 AM

If the bags have air space in them, that's bad.



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Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:29 AM

If the bags have air space in them, that's bad.

What if they are nitrogen purged?  I thought that was some selling point of some hop place before.



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Posted 23 June 2022 - 12:01 PM

If the bags have air space in them, that's bad.


Yeah, I already emailed them about it. Not sure if I should wait for a response before I reseal them in my own bags.

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 12:57 PM

What if they are nitrogen purged?  I thought that was some selling point of some hop place before.

 

that's what I'm hoping.  the most important stuff to me (citra, azacca, chinook, simcoe) all looks fine.  it's the belma, comet, farmer's blend and zappa that are a little "loose".

 

they provided a nice recipe for a single hop recipe for the belma.  in the realm of a drez apa in terms of grain bill.

 

 

base malt of GP

some vienna malt

 

bittering hops

then whirlpool and dry hopping

 

eta:  only downside is that it appears to be a 5 gallon recipe that uses all 8oz :P


Edited by postSingularityHumanoid, 23 June 2022 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2022 - 01:06 PM

I am looking forward to getting mine and breaking out of this brewing drought /funk. Really looking forward to brewing up some of my old favorites.

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 01:16 PM

We do all of our own Domestic and most Import hop pelleting here on the farm in our California Pellet Mill, producing T-90 hop pellets. Our pellets are packaged in (4.2m) multi-layered, high-barrier, soft pack mylar bags and vacuum sealed with a nitrogen flush. Pellets are stored in our cold storages here on our farm until delivery straight to you.


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Posted 23 June 2022 - 01:26 PM

I get that isn't proof it's fine but maybe there's hope :P



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 03:31 AM

so I contacted hopsdirect both via email and facebook.  no response yet!



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 04:28 AM

so I contacted hopsdirect both via email and facebook.  no response yet!

Back a long time ago when I found that 5#/5$ deal it took a couple of days for them to get back. I believe it is all family run and not a huge staff but I may be wrong.



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 11:53 AM

What if they are nitrogen purged?  I thought that was some selling point of some hop place before.

Doesn't matter if they're nitro purged id a hole is letting air in.



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:00 PM

Doesn't matter if they're nitro purged id a hole is letting air in.

I did not assume there was a hole.  I just assumed they did not vacuum seal as tight as others.



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:31 PM

I did not assume there was a hole.  I just assumed they did not vacuum seal as tight as others.

 

yeah, it seems unlikely that so many bags ended up with a hole.  one?  sure.  but 4 bags?  how?  there was nothing in the box to puncture them.



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:51 PM

I recently received (4) 1 pound bags of hops from Michigan Alliance. They were nitrogen purged but none of the bags were vacuum sealed as tightly as I typically expect. I mean, when I vacuum seal hops after opening, the bags get all "bumpy" from squishing into the pellets. These weren't like that - they weren't overly loose but there was room to move them around a bit. That being said, I used some of the Zappa hops yesterday and plan on using Mackinac next week.

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:57 PM

I recently received (4) 1 pound bags of hops from Michigan Alliance. They were nitrogen purged but none of the bags were vacuum sealed as tightly as I typically expect. I mean, when I vacuum seal hops after opening, the bags get all "bumpy" from squishing into the pellets. These weren't like that - they weren't overly loose but there was room to move them around a bit. That being said, I used some of the Zappa hops yesterday and plan on using Mackinac next week.

 

that's a pretty good description of how some of these were.  and they did seem to tighten slightly after some time in the freezer.  still looser than I'm used to though.



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Posted 01 July 2022 - 06:51 PM

So no response from hops direct...

Edited by postSingularityHumanoid, 01 July 2022 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2022 - 03:55 AM

So no response from hops direct...

 

still nothing via email or DM on facebook.  yikes.



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Posted 11 July 2022 - 04:16 AM

still nothing via email or DM on facebook.  yikes.

That is not a good look.  I would reach out again.



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Posted 11 July 2022 - 04:19 AM

That is not a good look.  I would reach out again.

 

I followed up on FB again but still nothing there.  I guess I'll try email again.




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