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Old 08-10-2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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I have hops still sealed in their silvery oxygen-barrier bag that I bought probably about two months ago. I'm thinking about brewing this weekend. Should I trust that these hops are still ok, or buy fresher ones? Is there a way I can tell without opening the bag?

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Old 08-10-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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How did you store them? If you had them stored in your freezer you'll be fine.



 
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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They've been in my fridge ever since I bought them.

 
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
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I don't believe that's ideal, but I think they should be alright.

 
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:00 PM   #5
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Considering hops are harvested once a year and used year round, two months in the fridge is nothing. Many noble hops are better when they have oxidized a little and are turning brown. Look up the hop in this page. The storage stability is for 65F.

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