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Old 01-30-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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Let me be the first in this delicious thread to ask, beg, plea for your old hops so that I can make a lambic.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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I have an ounce each of Northern Brewer and Saaz I could send you. I inherited them with some extra equipment I bought. I have absolutely no idea how old they are. They were in the nitrogen flushed shrink sealed packages until last week. As far as I know, they were sitting in this guy's garage for 5 + years. I opened them last week just to see how they held up. Theyre still pretty green, but definitely not fresh.

 
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
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That is awesome.

Do they smell cheesy or just not fresh? Cheesy is no good, but just plain not fresh is perfect.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #5
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Theyre cheesy. I guess a no go then? I've never found a good resource on how old hops should look/smell.

 
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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They will just be kind of stale. A bit grassy, but none of the other characteristics that you find when you open a fresh bag and sniff in all of those wonderful aromas.

but not cheesy.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:32 PM   #7
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Dang Puterbaugh was selling those debittered hops real cheap a while back, I wonder how they would have been.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:19 PM   #8

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They will just be kind of stale. A bit grassy, but none of the other characteristics that you find when you open a fresh bag and sniff in all of those wonderful aromas.

but not cheesy.
Really? I've always thought that those cheesy hops were valued for lambics? Perhaps I'm misinformed!

 
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
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yeah. Cheese=bad
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #10
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pretty sure northern brewer has 4 year old hallertauer for sale about a month ago.

 
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