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Author Topic: Expired Hops  (Read 357 times)

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Expired Hops
« on: February 23, 2018, 08:57:14 AM »
Hello


i baught an extract kit With dry hops (30g Sealed bag), it was cheap since the expired date was last year.

is it smart to use frech hops? will the expired hops have less aroma???

perhaps the questions answer itself.. hehe

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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 09:05:08 AM »
are they pellet hops or leaf? im assuming they are pellet, if they are vacuum packed or a sealed bag from like Yakima valley or a commercial hop company. then i would say they are fine to use, if your worried buy another 30g pack and on brew open the old one and give it a sniff, if you get a strong hoppy goodness smell its good to go  ;)  if you dont then i would use the new pack. thats me though  :D  what kind of kit is it? IPA, Pale ale or stout?
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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 01:22:56 PM »

pellet hops, dry hopping aftet 4/7 days when the gravety is below 1015.

the kit is a "Norwegian Summer Pilsener"(3kg extract) With Lager Yeast and dry hops.

i have bought Three of theese kits(got 66% off) so in the first batch, i ditched the 10g of old hopps and put in 30g of Saaz hops.
so the kit has a czech style instead. looking forward to that one. love czeck style pilsener:)
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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 08:08:52 PM »
using saaz hops in my lager  :)
dont be afraid of the old hops, like i said open a take a sniff. you will know if you have sniffed  hops before if they are still good.
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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 05:05:29 AM »
If it's the Saga kit from Europris you have nothing to worry about. They are high quality ingredients, and unopened pellet hops can last for years. Go ahead and brew it with a worryless heart.

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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 06:51:54 AM »

it smells like hops:) well, i just put it in the NeXT batch:) doubble hops..

yes berrymore, it is SAGA kit bought at europris, i have soon tryed all the kits they have.

I am soon planning on brewing all-grain (stove edition) looking forward to that.



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Re: Expired Hops
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 02:31:54 PM »
Sounds great!

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