Originally Posted by Billybrewer09
I was at my LHBS yesterday evening picking up a few things for my upcoming brewing frenzy. I was talking with the owner about different ingredients and hops. I expressed how citra hops were one of my favorite. He asked me if i would like some. He said he had a couple pounds of wet citra hops. I took them of course. He told me they were a couple weeks old.
I brought them home and opened the bag. They are the color of a paper bag, but when i cut one open the lupilin was still visible and they smelled very strong of citra.
Would you still use them?
I make 5 gal batches so how would be the best to store the rest of these hops so they dont go bad?
Dry them and freeze them, if they are still really good. If they are brown, I'd be hesitant to use them. Normally, you use wet hops right off of the vine.