I have no local beer supply shop and am looking for a place that has a lot
of different ingrédients. I find a lot of recipes, but cannot brew them
because I can't find the ingredients. What are some good internet sources
to purchase these.
Of course there are hop seeds. They're just not something brewers want.
Hop growers need them for breeding and cross breeding, but seeds can
give brewers useless male plants.
Brewers want female plant rhizomes, to get the yummy, hoppy flowers we
all love. I already pre-ordered mine; have you?
I know I'm joining this discussion a bit late at this point, but maybe
you and others might still find this info useful. We have a large
discussion group dedicated primarily to growing hops, but other
discussion includes growing barley and brewing-herbs. It is essentially
a combination gardening and brewing group, now with 990 members. We
have a list of about 20 commercial sources of rhizomes, and are in the
process of organizing a rhizome exchange between members. Recent
discussions have including my vernalization experiment in which I have
dug-up a an entire hop crown and am refrigerating it for six weeks
before replanting, and a 'titration' process to help assess the alpha
acid content of home grown hops. All homebrewers are welcome; if
interested, please visit