- Jan 15, 2009
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I sniffed at a 1/2 ounce bag of cascades in my fridge last night. The hops have been in a ziplock bag there since mid November (I guess). In addition to the usual hops smell I thought I caught a whiff of something vaguely cheesy. So the question is, is that slight scent an indication that the hops are degrading? If it is, could I still use them as a 60 min bittering addition without worrying?