So the story is my dad is a federal grain inspector. Being that this is the season for hop harvests he has been grading a lot of hops lately.
He just sent me a big bag of mystery hops. He said the bag weighs about 1000 g and that they are from Idaho. Unfortunately the bag they are in is not sealed well at all and I don't have anything much better. That means long term storage is out of the question. Also they may have degraded a lot during transit.
I was thinking about brewing a single hop pale. My only worry is coming out with something that has a high bitterness without a good malt character to back it up.
I'd say if they smell good, dry-hop the living daylights out of your next 2-3 batches. You could be the first to make IIIPA (Irrationally Imperial IPA).
Originally Posted by beerandloathinginaustin
It's yeast ejaculate. Just try not to get it on your face.
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If you do five gallon batches use one oz at the beginning of the boil, one oz at Thirty minutes and one oz at fifty minutes. If you do ten gallon batches double it. You can't go wrong. Even with a low Alfa Acid hop like cascade it will still be good.