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Thread: Hop longevity

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Seattle, WA

    Hop longevity

    We have some whole Hallertaus that we used for a Hef last summer. They have been in the freezer the whole time, but it has been a year. They are in a plastic bag with a clip-n-seal ( ).

    I think they should be fine, but my partner isn't so sure. What say you?
    Marcus Connery
    Wheelhouse Beverages

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Louisville, KY
    I would pull a hand full and let them come to room temp. When warm, vigorously rub a couple of the cones between your hands until sticky. Take a big whiff; do the have any cheesy aroma? discard. If they are aromatic, use them. I would guess there will be some freezer burn at a minimum.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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