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#1 drez77

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

I just dumped out the hop freezer looking for Simcoe and had a whole ounce of it.  Fail on my part.  I guess the Simcoe APA will get changed to either a Citra or Galaxy APA.

 

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#2 djinkc

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:08 AM

Citra and Galaxy?  That sounds more like an unplanned success


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:24 AM

Citra and Galaxy?  That sounds more like an unplanned success

I was really in the mood for straight up simcoe.  But I guess this will do.  Not sure how I can have 3+ pounds of galaxy and no simcoe


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Damn that pile looks familiar.

 

ETA: Except mine has Simcoe  :P


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

Damn that pile looks familiar.

ETA: Except mine has Simcoe :P


Damn you! I will order some this week, I did find some Simcoe lupin powder but not enough.
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#6 pickle_rick

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:27 AM

I have some old hops I need to just give up on and throw out.  been sitting around too long  -_-


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#7 ER Pemberton

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

Now that I've been vac-sealing my hops, I'm sure I have some older, open packages where the hops are in less-than-desired shape.  I have a bunch of unopened 1-oz packages and I ordered some ziploc-type bags of 2 and 4 ounce packs from HopsDirect awhile back and those are good.  But when that $5-per-pound and $5-per-five-pounds ( :o) thing happened I had to get a sealer.  I should start tossing some stuff.  



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

... I should start tossing some stuff.  

 

Yea, into my freezer!  :D


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

Yea, into my freezer!  :D

No, seriously.  I have some bags of stuff that just looked awful... Pilgrim, some Centennial, Merkur, some old Opal, half an ounce of Saaz, some grungy-looking Nugget, a quarter-ounce of Horizon, etc.  Just old stuff.  Occasionally I'll be happy that I saved a half ounce of this or that and use it up on the next batch but other times those hops just sit.  Adios!  :D

 

OH!  And way in the back covered in a pile of frost... the remaining 15 ounces of Belma from the $5 pound I bought however many years ago.  SEE YA!!!!  :lol:



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

I threw out about 7+ pounds yesterday and there may be a few more still.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

No, seriously.  I have some bags of stuff that just looked awful... Pilgrim, some Centennial, Merkur, some old Opal, half an ounce of Saaz, some grungy-looking Nugget, a quarter-ounce of Horizon, etc.  Just old stuff.  Occasionally I'll be happy that I saved a half ounce of this or that and use it up on the next batch but other times those hops just sit.  Adios!  :D

 

OH!  And way in the back covered in a pile of frost... the remaining 15 ounces of Belma from the $5 pound I bought however many years ago.  SEE YA!!!!  :lol:

I should clean my freezer too...Glad i missed the Belma hops..


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

I threw out about 7+ pounds yesterday and there may be a few more still.

 

Yeah, that's about a twice yearly thing for me.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:00 PM

Yeah, that's about a twice yearly thing for me.

I need to start doing it more often.  This is about the second time in the last 6 months I have done a clean out.  The last time all my leaf hops went.  They just take up too much room.


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#14 ER Pemberton

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

If hops for $5 a pound becomes a normal thing, I would have no problem using the majority of hops when they're fresh and then tossing the remainder if I thought it was dicey to use them.  Also, with the vac-sealer, I feel like you can really extend the life of hops and hang onto them and use them longer.  What I really need to do is stop buying hops with the intention of making "this beer" and then never making that beer and having the hops just sit there.  Also, I need to buy more 'multi-purpose' hops that can be used in various ways so I can use them quicker.  I've been burned by using bad hops late in the boil... Mmm, that's a delicious gym sock pale ale you have there, Ken!  :lol:



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:52 AM

I just threw them in a spreadsheet and so far I have 36+ pounds of hops and I have not cataloged done one box yet.  :1zhelp: I need to get brewing!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:29 AM

OH!  And way in the back covered in a pile of frost... the remaining 15 ounces of Belma from the $5 pound I bought however many years ago.  SEE YA!!!!  :lol:

 

Oh Geez! I got rid of those a long time ago. Can't believe you still had it!


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#17 ER Pemberton

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

Oh Geez! I got rid of those a long time ago. Can't believe you still had it!

How long ago did I buy those?  Never again.  Never.  Again.  :D



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

Almost every time I brew I see a variety I should probably throw away but never bring myself to it. They are probably fine but a few years of not using them its just wasted space at this point.
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