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Old 11-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #101
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I just broke down a pound of the pellets (got them yesterday), and I don't know, I get a big onion/garlic/shallot aroma from them. I'm a little worried, to be honest. Am I the only one who smells that?
That's exactly what I got from them too! I thought I was going crazy.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #102
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #103
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Essentially more of a hoppy & malty APA with that lower abv.
It IS an APA. PKU.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #104
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Anyway, I didn't get any onion or garlic when I rubbed them. I bought pellets though. There's a little bit of oily resin in there, possibly you guys are smelling that? Or to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. A. We all smells things a little differently, and B. It is an agricultural product, and they do vary.

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Anyway, I didn't get any onion or garlic when I rubbed them. I bought pellets though. There's a little bit of oily resin in there, possibly you guys are smelling that? Or to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. A. We all smells things a little differently, and B. It is an agricultural product, and they do vary.
I got pellets and whole leaf. I didn't open the leaf yet but I'll give them a sniff in a little bit. Maybe I just had it in my head what they were going to smell like and the onion smell took me by surprise.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #107
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I just broke down a pound of the pellets (got them yesterday), and I don't know, I get a big onion/garlic/shallot aroma from them. I'm a little worried, to be honest. Am I the only one who smells that?
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That's exactly what I got from them too! I thought I was going crazy.
i remember opening several HD pounds last year and not being impressed with the smell. i think it has something to do with how they flush their bags - maybe it's the gas they use. it will dissipate, and will not effect the hop flavor and aroma once they're in your brew. i wrote about it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/craz...ml#post4127184

it's kinda disappointing tho, nothing better than opening a bag of hops, sticking your head inside it and hyperventilating for about 15 seconds. HD bags just aren't conducive to that, based on my one purchasing experience last spring (although i bought 4 pounds).

anyone else have this experience? or have your HD pounds smelled normal?
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i remember opening several HD pounds last year and not being impressed with the smell. i think it has something to do with how they flush their bags - maybe it's the gas they use. it will dissipate, and will not effect the hop flavor and aroma once they're in your brew.

it's kinda disappointing tho, nothing better than opening a bag of hops, sticking your head inside it and hyperventilating for about 15 seconds. HD bags just aren't conducive to that, based on my one purchasing experience last spring (although i bought 4 pounds).

anyone else have this experience? or have your HD pounds smelled normal?
That's what I thought at first too. Or maybe they processed the Belma after another hop variety that has the onion/garlic.

The leaf hops don't have that smell at all. Lots of resin. Had to wash my hands 3 times to get it all off.
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The Belma had a ton of resin to it, I agree.. But like someone said, they also could have picked it up elsewhere.. I had my hands covered in the pollen and lupulin from Comet hops, and man those made my whole kitchen smell up. Smelled like weed with a lemon wedge in it.

Anyways- Belma smelled good. I might try some in my new APA I've got for next week...See how it dances with Cascade, Amarillo and a little Citra.

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I don't remember any funky smell from HD pounds during the fathers day sale. I ordered a bunch of Nugget, Columbus, Willamette and US Goldings but when I opened each pound pack it was to break it down into 4oz smaller packs.

I will say though each pound was consistently 2-4oz heavy (direct hop weight on gram scale) which made the already sub $1/oz price even better.

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