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#1 Le Gimp

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:05 PM

I tried to find SAAZ hops just now and can't even find them. Word on the brew chats is that hops that were going for $6.50 a pound two weeks ago are up to $28/pound this week if you can find them.

I haven't seen any impact on the MegaBrewers yet, but ....

Grain went up 30-40% last week from major suppliers by the pallet load, not just in a local shop by the pound.

Some microbreweries are reporting they are unable to make signature beer due to shortage of ingredients.

First Global Warming, Now this?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:50 PM

I heard Ted was buying up all the hops. They're the secret ingredient in his NO.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:02 PM

Time to start growing your own hops.
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

Hops and malt, a form of barley essential to fermentation, are both in short supply nationwide. The shortage is caused by poor crops, high demand, the weak dollar and the increasing popularity of ethanol, which has prompted farmers to plant corn rather than hops or barley.


Hops shortage

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:31 PM

My brew store can't get Saaz,
they are unavailable and were sold out before harvest.

It may be more widespread next fall.
They're to keep out witches!

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 03:08 AM

And this is w/me
barely (not barley)
drinkin'.
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:48 AM

Such timing, I just discovered I like beer, hmm
let's see here, anyone got live hop plants they could send me?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

"malt, a form of barley"

News to me.

"essential to fermentation"

That too.

Some sharp tools at that PMS NBC.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

#9 Louched Liver

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:57 AM

And that's news?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:11 AM

No.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:36 AM

Good thing not much hops are needed in sour beers...
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:23 PM

Recently brewed up a St. Bernardo Bater Six (pronounced Bater Seece)...all grain with 100% SAAZ HOPS...lagering...

I used extra hops, just to gloat...
The more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap changes, the more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap tastes like Black Lickerish.

Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:28 PM

I thought of GeyboyToo and Gimpy and laughed cuz not only do I live in the Centre of the Absinthe Universe, I live in the Hops Growing Centre of the Universe....
The more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap changes, the more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap tastes like Black Lickerish.

Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

:BL:
The more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap changes, the more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap tastes like Black Lickerish.

Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

And right the
fuck where you
stand is the center
of the aazhole
universe, son.
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:58 PM

I'm not standin' in Tallamahatchee at the moment...
The more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap changes, the more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap tastes like Black Lickerish.

Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

As I said.

Look down to da brown.
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:20 PM

With my new 3rd job I gets plenty of hops.

We're already contracted for the next 1.5 years,
and can buy extras when needed.
I can piggy-back orders from that supplier.
They're to keep out witches!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:22 PM

The dirty secret of the "hop shortage"
is the reserves the hop suppliers are holding
just in case the hop shortage really happens.
They're to keep out witches!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:00 PM

Just like oil.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:45 AM

Only more importanter.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:14 AM

No hops 'n scotch.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:28 AM

Not a lot needed for sour beer.
They're to keep out witches!

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:29 AM

We be covered.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:53 AM

I've got pounds of old hops layin' around...I'm good...
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Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:12 PM

HA!

To the last 17 posts in a row.
I'm almost cryin' over that xit.
I love it when a string gets
put together. Even if it's over
days and hours.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:41 PM

Does Crazy Horse count as beer?
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

Recycled beer, maybe.
To the bar, for flaming Hills enemas!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:03 PM

I saved the planet a lot when I was in college then
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