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Old 03-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 03-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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The hops I have used have always smelled good.

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Old 03-01-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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Pretty sure you know the answer... I wouldn't use them unless they smelled great. Dirty socks is not great...

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Old 03-01-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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Sounds like they're halfway to lambic-dom. You could make a gueuze!

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Old 03-01-2008, 04:40 PM   #5
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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.


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Old 03-01-2008, 05:14 PM   #6
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I love the smell of hops.
I do not love the smell of dirty socks.
A Very informative post.

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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Have noticed Magnums have kind of an "off" smell when they are fresh out of the airsealed bag. Other than that....

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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.

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

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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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