Post Number: 313
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 01:00 am: ||
I am planning on making a PLambic soon. I don't have any stale hops, but I was thinking of placing them in a colander placed over a forced air heat vent for a week or two. Has anyone tried this? Or, will it even work?
Post Number: 2428
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 01:19 am: ||
I have staled hops by spreading them out on a cookie sheet in an oven set to its lowest setting with the door open. I opened the kitchen window and left the house for the day. The smell was none too pleasant (a little like cat pee or overripe cheese), but the method did the job.
Post Number: 661
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 04:18 am: ||
I staled a half pound of pellets by putting them in a shallow bowl in a very sunny window in my office. I'd give the bowl a stir several times a day. Stank the place up something fierce for a week or so, then that started to fade. They got pale and had almost no aroma after about 3 weeks.
Post Number: 665
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 04:48 am: ||
For future use, I usually just place the previous year's unused whole hops in a brown paper bag and throw them in the attic.
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Post Number: 152
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 06:33 am: ||
You can get aged or "de-bittered" hops from www.hopsdirect.com They have them listed in their pellet hops section.