What's going on?
I seem to remember someone posting a thread on here about a week ago about some hops they might be able to supply. I'm looking for it but can't seem to find it. Am I nuts? Maybe I just had a dream about it last night and it seems real, I don't know...
His username is/was "hopdo". He's a seller of Polish hops. A search of the site shows his posts have been removed, but there is still a remnant (including his email address) as a quote in another post. Just do a search for hopdo.
Thanks. Any reason why he was removed? Should I be wary about potentially doing any sort of business with him?
Ok, the more I think about this the more I get the feeling in the back of my mind that something isn't right.
A guy comes on the forum and advertises that he has hops to sell. Now all his posts are gone. Why?
I'm probably in the same boat as many other brewers and am looking for sources of hops. If the guy is a shady businessman and should be classified in the same group of people that call you and tell you you've won a free cruise of the carribbean - you just have to get to Florida and, oh yeah, give us your banking information and we'll arrange that for you pronto - then I think the site administration should give some sort of reasoning as to the deletion of almost all reference to the individual. If nothing else than a generic warning of some sort. I remember seeing the posts last week and am considering getting in touch with the guy but now I'm wondering if I should.
If the guy isn't a shady businessman then why delete the posts? Isn't this a public discussion forum? References to other malt suppliers than Cargill aren't deleted from the malt discussion forum.
I used to get hops and Co2 hop extracts from him in St. Louis. He is a very nice guy, and to the best of my knowledge has never been a "shady" businessman. I know he has had problems with his hops shipments getting held up for weeks/months at a time in customs.
No idea why he was deleted though. He never offered me a free cruise, but he gave me some free samples of his hops.
Does any one have a source for whole leaf enlgish nugget hops?
Maybe he deleted them himself- could be sold out already?
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The user that is mentioned in this post was not willing to pay the minimal advertising rate to sell hops here.
I am considering putting up a new section dedicated to trading, buying and selling hops here at ProBrewer. We’ll let you know if/when that happens.
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