received 25lbs of hops! still good?

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moerawn

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So a friend of mine purchased a storage locker and insides was some equipment from a brew pub that closed down. I went to look at it and ended up with a 25lbs bag of centennial hops, four 50lbs bags of malted wheat. Three 15 gallon ball lock kegs, a 20lb co2 tank, 7gal of calcium sulfate, 7 gallons of calcium chloride, and a whole bunch of cleaner and sanitizer.

The question is Arevthe hops still good. They are pellets. They don't smell cheesy. They were in the storage locker for a little less than a year with an average temp around 80degrees. The bag was open but and been rolled up and taped shut. The hops smell like hops but not a strong as a fresh bag. They are browner in color than a fresh bag. I used a calculator and found that they should be around 3% AA compared to the original 11.5%AA
 

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personally...i wouldn't use them, but since you have 25lb, brew a batch of two hearted and see what you think.
 

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make a beer with all the ingredients found and call it Storage Locker IPA.
 
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That's what I am thinking. Might have to do brew in a bag instead of brutus 20 since it is going to be 100% wheat malt
 

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Maybe save some of the hops for later use. If you ever plan on brewing a more barnyardy style like a lambic, those oxidized hops would be perfect.
 
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