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Old 10-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Seattle, WA
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Some friends of mine have graciously given me 2.5 lbs of Willamette hops from thier garden. Issue is, they had them picked and sitting in a box for a week before I could pick them up and bring them home to dry them. When I did pick them up, they were brown but still smelled great and I am in the process of drying them out and vac-sealing them. Will they add an off taste since they were not the bright green I usually use?

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Old 10-02-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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As long as they smell good, should be ok.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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Des Moines, IA
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So what about a grassy smell after drying? Did I dry too much?

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Old 10-07-2011, 12:12 AM   #4
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If they've a grassy smell they were probably picked too early.

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