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Im having a lot of trouble buying the hops I want (specifically Horizon)

How do you find good hop stockists? Im from the uk.

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There are a number of homebrew shops online in the UK, it's just a case of trawling all their websites and seeing what's available. I have heard of people ordering hops from retailers in Australia and having them sent through the post, which might be your only option if none of the UK shops have what you want.

Here's some links to a few UK online homebrew shops:

If you can't find any, you could always substitute Magnum, according to http://byo.com/resources/hops

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Hop shop uk is ridiculously overpriced. –  mR_fr0g Oct 25 '11 at 12:07
    
I use the Malt Miller personally, great prices on malt and hops and super fast service. –  fatboab Oct 25 '11 at 22:18
    
Agree with fatboab, but Malt Miller has recently upped his prices on nearly all items, meaning they are now less competitive. –  mR_fr0g Dec 2 '11 at 14:28

It may be worth checking with your local brewing club to see if they organise bulk buying of ingredients. If they don't you could help to organise it.

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This certainly may help getting cheaper stuff by buying in bulk, but it doesn't help find horizon hops per se. –  brewchez Oct 26 '11 at 1:51

The Home Brew Shop in the UK has a decent range of hops:

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/index.html

Although I don't know if they have Horizon specifically. If not you can always ask them, at least they are always quite to respond to my questions.

Failing that, since Horizon is a U.S. hop, try a U.S. shop. If they come vacuum packed they'll be fine mailed.

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