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Old 01-10-2008, 12:03 AM   #1
Aug 2007
Morrisville, NC
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Hey everyone, I just found 2 oz of Summit in my fridge, left over from a previous recipe. They are about 2 months old. Are they still ok to use? They smell ok, but not quite as strong as when they were fresh. I'm kicking myself in the behind for not freezing them. I want to use them to pump up a sierra nevada clone. Should I use them?
Primary - American Brown
Secondary - Empty
Bottled - Empty
Kegged - American IPA, Bohemian Pils
Planning - Imperial Chocolate Almond Stout

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Old 01-10-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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Lapeer, Michigan
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I love Summit hops, I would sure use them. I am doing another IPA with Summit hops and it is becoming one of my favorite hops to use.
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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People's Republic of Cambridge
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They won't hurt anything if you use them, but they won't be the same as using fresh hops. Given the shortage, I say BREW!
And now we go AG!

On Tap: Nadda
Primary: Nadda
Planning: Extra Special Bitter

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Old 01-10-2008, 12:56 AM   #4
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Hops are harvested once a year, so most of the hops we use have been in storage for up to 18 months.

Use them.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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Isnt the rule of thumb as long as they're green they're good?

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Old 01-10-2008, 04:47 PM   #6
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Those aren't left over hops, they are future brew hops. Ya just gotta be more optimistic.

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