So I have a package of hops left over from a brewers best kit I bought about a month or two ago and they have been sitting in my fridge still vacuum packed. Will they still be good to use to brew within the next couple of days?
I guess it depends.. I used some hops that had been sitting in my garage.. vacuum packed in a mylar bag.. for about 6 years. I used these Cascade hops as a "dry hop" and they still smelled wonderful and were still as green as current hop pellets. The taste and aroma turned out very well.
This is abnormal.. but, shows to go ya.. some things hold with age...
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I hope so - I used some 2008 Saaz, courtesy of In-Bev or Budweiser or whatever you call it, in a batch last night (SaazRachi Ace Honey Kolsch). They looked good and still have good smell, so hopefully it will be good. I'm sure your hops are fine.