I just got an ounce of leaf east kent golding hops from the brew store yesterday. It is the first time I've worked with both golding and leaf hops. I noticed that they don't seem to have the fresh floral scent that the plug and pellets I've used in the past. They kinda smell like a very faint scent of dry grass. Is this common with east kent goldings and/or leaf hops? I was about to throw them in as my bittering hop, but I have a fuggle plug in the freezer if needed.
Unless you know the storage conditions, you can't calculate the AA% loss. However, EKG has a very good retention rate even at room temperature.
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