Can I brew this? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Can I brew this?

Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
Jan 2012
Quad Cities, IA
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

My brother in law lives in Minneapolis and picked me up some packets of hops, crushed grain, and some of their malt extract.

The problem I have is he could come not come down because of work and he has kept it all in his trunk the last couple months because. Are the ingredients still salvagable?


Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
Zamial's Avatar
Apr 2010
Posts: 3,183
Liked 178 Times on 158 Posts

Hops may or may not be useable. I would open the bag and smell them. If they smell like cheese or are brown do not use. The yeast also (if there is any) would not have done well either. The rest should be fine. IMO
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 03:37 AM   #3
Relax? RELAX?!
PhelanKA7's Avatar
Feb 2010
Posts: 996
Liked 103 Times on 77 Posts

I've used crushed grains that were a year and a half old and it made pretty decent beer. The hops may be ok if they were sealed well. Another fragrance of spoiled hops I've found is a "dog food" smell. I think you'll know it if you smell it though

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the wildest brew you have brewed - or what is a 'Strange Brew' to you? Slatetank General Beer Discussion 30 10-07-2012 04:43 AM
Worst Brew Day Yet (aka don't brew outside when it is 15 degrees) CoalCreekBeer General Beer Discussion 19 02-14-2012 05:23 PM
Brew Pubs/Craft Brew in SMF Area djfriesen General Beer Discussion 1 10-01-2011 09:57 PM
Brew now for great tasting winter brew. redalert General Beer Discussion 14 06-08-2010 03:00 PM
Brew Baby - Moose Drool Brew Video FishinDave07 General Beer Discussion 14 03-18-2010 10:39 PM

Forum Jump