These hops are good, right?

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Bramling Cross

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Was doing a bit of rage cleaning in the freezer tonight and found these hiding on the door shelf. They’re at least twelve years old, likely more. I've lost track of a few bags in the past, but I've never seen one inflate.

Kinda cool.

I think I'll toss it back into the freezer and see if I can get it to explode at some point.
 

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Cool! You do large batches like 1/2 bbl? You could toss 'em in with some fresh hops, see what happens?
Or maybe whirlpool with them on a hoppier ale?
Or... risk it and just go all-in on a lager or pilsner?
It would make a helluva cool story!!

I bet in the freezer... its safe. Maybe not much flavor, but safe.

If you do it... keep us updated!!
 

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Double vacuum bagged? Is it both bags that are inflated?

Maybe just a failure in the outer bag and changes in ambient temp and pressure.

12 years old? Don't know what to say on that.
 

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Wait another 9 years, and you can paraphrase Robin Scherbatsky: "I love any beer made with hops that are old enough to order a beer themselves."

OK, that doesn't quite work, but you get the drift...
 
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Nah, these hops are too old for the great new packaging formats that've been developed. It's just an old fashioned cellophane bag, much like a bag of vending machine peanuts.
 

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Yakima Valley told me a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer has a shelf life of 4 years. Opened bags, use within a year.
 
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