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Old 07-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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Never seen it, but I would get another bag to be safe.

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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If you have a vacuum bag sealer, open and check them. If they are good, bag them and seal them until you are ready to use them. If bad, you will know and can get more.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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Opened them up to take a look, and they are perfectly fine...

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:46 AM   #14
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Was it like that when you bought it, or did it happen since? The former wouldn't worry me, I've had leaf hops puffed out like that. If the latter, I'd be concerned what was causing it to inflate.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #15
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Was it like that when you bought it, or did it happen since? The former wouldn't worry me, I've had leaf hops puffed out like that. If the latter, I'd be concerned what was causing it to inflate.
I went back, and looked at a picture, I took of the different bags delivered. I was excited and wanted to show off. However, it was not full of nitrogen. In fact, it looked like all the others. I'm going to guess this is due to moisture and temp. fluctuation. They appear, and smell, great. So I'm not worried anymore.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #16
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Vegetable matter gives off gas sometimes.

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #17
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Same thing on one of my bags. Opened it up and it was just fine.
Haven't heard back from OP... it must have been botulism. :P

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