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Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 643
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.200.236
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've seen numerous posts on this board about how Hops Direct will give you extra hops, i.e. when you order a pound, they'll send you 20+ oz. I just got my first shipment from them, and I weighed all the bags. 1 lb 1.5 oz per pound, and that's including the foil bag, so it was probably right at 1 lb. Did they stop sending extra, or did this apply to flower hops only? Mine were all pellets, 1 lb each of 4 different varieties.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 913
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think with the shortages they have started being more honest.

I have never ordered pellets from them

I did recently order leaf hops and received about a pound and a half of hops from them in each bag.

Two years ago that would have been almost 2 pounds.

They are great people and if they sell you a pound or a little more than a pound when you order a 16 ounces you simply can't complain.

I imagine as supply becomes more abundant then they will go back to helping the homebrewer out
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 644
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.200.236
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not complaining, I just thought I might be getting a little extra from what I read here. Next time I'll order some leaf hops, and see what I get. It's going to take me awhile to get through the 4 lbs I just bought though. Plus the way my hops are growing this year, I'll probably have a couple more pounds of homegrown hops in the fall.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1414
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At least their prices are getting more reasonable. I suspect Skot is correct about when the supply becomes more abundant, they will go back to helping the homebrewer out.
The last order I made was pellets and I got their famous overage
 

Patrick C.
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Username: Patrickc

Post Number: 895
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 99.170.160.145
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 01:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I haven't ordered from them since before the hop shortage, but back then I always got an extra 8 oz or so.

Three(?) years ago they were selling some varieties for $5 or $6 per pound, and my guess is they had more than they could sell. It probably cost them less to just stuff the bag than to take the time to weigh out the hops.
 

Jeff Rankert
Junior Member
Username: Hopfenundmalz

Post Number: 72
Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 76.122.147.39
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Got 5 to 6 oz. extra on each of the 3 lbs whole I ordered. Didn't weigh the 3 Lbs of pellets.

Prices were at an average of $1.10/oz. for the varieties I got. Low was Willamette pellets at $10.50/Lb.
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 1316
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.57.245.38
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 03:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I ordered a couple yrs ago a lb of GR Tettnang and a lb of Liberty. The Tetts weighed in at about 28 oz and the Liberty was 24 oz. These were leaf hops.

I kind of stocked up then and I still have some of those hops. Between stocking up before the shortage and my own HG hops, I haven't had to buy too much the last year or two.
 

David Root
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Username: David_r

Post Number: 15
Registered: 12-2007
Posted From: 66.67.157.170
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the info, I just ordered 2 lbs.

David :-)
 

Jack Horzempa
Junior Member
Username: Jack_horzempa

Post Number: 45
Registered: 02-2007
Posted From: 75.146.248.29
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just recently ordered two lbs. of pellet hops from Hops Direct: 1 lb. of Centennial and 1 lb. of German Hallertauer. Just like Kevin both packages were just a little over 1 lb. It would be appear that Hops Direct is being a bit more ‘precise’ these days!?!
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3697
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.199.10.66
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I last ordered from them just as the hop shortage was hitting the web. The leaf hops were all way over but the pellet hops were just a little over at that point. Seems like they've always been more generous with leaf than pellet hops.