|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 04:43 pm: ||
How do you tell if your hops are no longer good?
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 04:46 pm: ||
When you sniff'em, and they smell cheesy instead of like hops.
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 04:48 pm: ||
Hops will lose their AA over time, but generally speaking, if they don't smell good, they're not "good" (unless you're staling them on purpose for a style).
Try to store them as cold as possible with as good a barrier to air as you can.
Marlon Lang (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:20 am: ||
I buy hops by the pound and store them in Mason jars in the freezer. They don't seem to be less effective even after several years. But as chumley-dude sez: "Sniff 'em." If they smell like hops, use 'em. Otherwise, loose 'em.