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Title: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: Jefferson Coastal on August 17, 2020, 10:00:31 PM
A few years ago, I got a decent sized sealed bags of 2011 Nugget hops.  I've kept them frozen and they still seem intact.   Going on 9 years now, so feeling a little shifty-eyed about using them in a brew.  What are the thoughts?
Title: Re: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: tommymorris on August 17, 2020, 10:50:39 PM
A few years ago, I got a decent sized sealed bags of 2011 Nugget hops.  I've kept them frozen and they still seem intact.   Going on 9 years now, so feeling a little shifty-eyed about using them in a brew.  What are the thoughts?
You could always try them in a small batch a see how they come out.

I would at least do that, but I like to gamble ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: Semper Sitientem on August 17, 2020, 11:31:59 PM
You could make some hop tea to test the flavor.
Title: Re: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: Steve Ruch on August 18, 2020, 12:07:40 AM
Open them up and give a sniff: hoppy is okay, cheesy is not.
Title: Re: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: reverseapachemaster on August 18, 2020, 03:59:38 AM
Up to about six months ago I had some 2011 Belma hanging out in the freezer. The mylar bag was open and stored in a ziploc freezer bag. I had no problem using them even for bittering. Those nuggets are probably ok although they might not be the best tasting hops. Give them a smell. I'm sure they will smell as you expect.
Title: Re: 2011 Nugget Hops
Post by: denny on August 18, 2020, 01:49:53 PM
Open them up and give a sniff: hoppy is okay, cheesy is not.

THIS^^^.  If well stored you should be fine.