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General Homebrew Discussion / Interesting Christmas present: "fresh" hops!
« on: December 29, 2009, 04:15:56 PM »
I received four zip-lock bags filled with "fresh" hops for Christmas.  It threw me for a loop!  I opened the box fearful of finding a Mr. Beer, and lo-and-behold, there were HOPS!  Of course, I have no clue what variety they are, and neither does the goofy girl who picked them for me, but I don't figure that's as big of a deal as whether or not they still have any use.  After she picked them at the end of August, she didn't know what to do with them, so she threw them in the freezer while she tried to figure out what to do.  4 months later, she packed up my Christmas boxes and brought them to the party.

My conundrum is this:  are these hops still worth drying out and using in beer?  Are these best used as fertilizer for the 18 "ladies" I have growing in my back yard?  I estimate that they would weight between 4 and 7 ounces when dry, but I don't really know right now.  I've kept them as frozen as possible since I received them, so they're still pretty much un-thawed.

Hmm....

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