Hey guys I do not know much about hops as everything that I have purchased thus far has been pellets in 1oz increments that I use right away.
How are hops supposed to be stored? (leaf hops not pellets)
How long can they keep if stored correctly?
How do you know if hops are spoiled? or do they spoil or just lose their potency?
My questions arise because my friend has a hop farm and gave a few pounds of hops to my father and he had been keeping them in the garage for about 4 months (without tell me he got them
) .... He just told me about them now and I was excited to use them until I received them and they are pressed into little 6inch by 6 inch bricks then wrapped in brown parchment paper... they are def not as pungent as the pellet hops I have used in the past, and I am figuring that they have been ruined
any input helps! thanks!!