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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
Krovitz
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Hello fellow brewers,

Just brewed up an ipa over the weekend. I had some 2012 centennial in the freezer that I ordered from label peelers. They were factory sealed hop union ozs. When I opened them up, there was almost no aroma. It wasn't cheesy, just barely any smell at all. I also had some Simcoe from the same order that smelled terrific. I've never used centennial before. Is this normal? Has anyone had similar issues? Thanks.



 
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Were they still freezer temperature when you smelled them? That would knock down on the aroma. I like to take a couple of pellets or cones, rub them between my hands to crush and warm them up, then do a smell test that way.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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I had moved them to the fridge for a few hours before using them. I still got a couple ozs so ill try warming some leaves up next time. Thanks for the advice. It was really weird to not get that big hop aroma opening a new bag.

 
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