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Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 20, 2017, 10:11:35 PM »
I noticed a bunch of weird poop-like material in my 1-pound bag of Ekuanot hops. It seems like it might just be hop resin, but I am pretty curious if anyone knows what it is or if anyone has seen this before.


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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 10:28:18 PM »
Sad thing is that was probably included in your pound of hops


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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 02:14:23 AM »
I noticed a bunch of weird poop-like material in my 1-pound bag of Ekuanot hops. It seems like it might just be hop resin, but I am pretty curious if anyone knows what it is or if anyone has seen this before.

Oh, that's hop poop.  No doubt about it.   ;)
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 10:43:15 AM »
What's it taste like?

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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 01:31:43 PM »
Have you contacted Hopsdirect?
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 02:16:42 PM »
What's it taste like?
Might be the best/funniest response yet

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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 02:49:52 PM »
Have you contacted Hopsdirect?

Not yet, I figured I'd ask here first.

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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 02:54:21 PM »
What's it taste like?
Might be the best/funniest response yet.


Might be the punchline to a joke or two. :)

I have no reference to explain what that stuff is.
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 03:07:15 PM »
Have you contacted Hopsdirect?

Not yet, I figured I'd ask here first.
Their customer service was really good for me some years ago.
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 03:47:58 PM »
Most likely just hop hash.

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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »
Most likely just hop hash.


Could be. The hop hash I bought from YVH doesn't look much like that. Probably is though.
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 04:10:49 PM »
Most likely just hop hash.

Yep, that's what it looks like to me.
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 04:22:15 PM »
Looks like some buildup off a machine fell off into the hops and made their way to your bag.

Probably nothing harmful but may not be something you want to use in beer. I'd contact hopsdirect and show them the picture. At a minimum you didn't get a full pound of the hops you want. I'm sure they will send you some more hops to make it right.
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 05:30:01 PM »
What's it taste like?

its a bit nutty!
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Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 12:50:50 AM »
I noticed a bunch of weird poop-like material in my 1-pound bag of Ekuanot hops. It seems like it might just be hop resin, but I am pretty curious if anyone knows what it is or if anyone has seen this before.


I think I found out what it is.  Check towards the end of this document around page 108: https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cornell.edu/attachments/9647/-reduced-Hops_post_harvest_considerations-NY_April_2015.pdf?1435762646