Are the hops actually stale (smell cheesy) or are you saying this based on the age/storage method? Hops are only harvested once a year, so any 'fresh' hops you buy today will probably be as old as the hops you already have.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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