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bandt9299 03-01-2008 02:19 PM

Hops smell like dirty socks!!
I bought 6 0z of hop pellets from a different HBS , Usually use ID Carlson, and they smell like dirty socks, are my hops bad? They are hallertauer, which I don't have alot of experience with.

Chris_Dog 03-01-2008 02:42 PM

The hops I have used have always smelled good.

RoaringBrewer 03-01-2008 03:04 PM

Pretty sure you know the answer... I wouldn't use them unless they smelled great. Dirty socks is not great...

the_bird 03-01-2008 04:19 PM

Sounds like they're halfway to lambic-dom. You could make a gueuze!

TexLaw 03-01-2008 04:40 PM

I haven't heard of the "dirty sock" variety, yet. I kind of wish I never had. Take them back. If they HBS has any integrity at all, you should get a refund.


BuffaloSabresBrewer 03-01-2008 05:14 PM

I love the smell of hops.
I do not love the smell of dirty socks.
A Very informative post.

Pugilist 03-01-2008 07:56 PM

Have noticed Magnums have kind of an "off" smell when they are fresh out of the airsealed bag. Other than that....

FSR402 03-02-2008 02:00 AM

I had some hallertauer that smelled like blue cheese. They were old and no good. I used them anyways. But it will be a few months before that beer is ready so I can't tell you what it's like. Altough, when I took a sample it tasted just fine.

Snakebone 03-02-2008 04:22 AM

If this is your flavor I have some socks that happen to be for sale. They are pricey.

Yuri_Rage 03-02-2008 04:25 AM

My house is currently experiencing a dirty sock shortage. All orders for dirty socks will be limited to one pair and may experience slight delays.

SWMBO is going ape**** with the laundry. She even washed my cell phone today. It's nice and clean...and inoperative.

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