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Liz Park — Boston, Massachusetts asks,

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I usually discover myself shopping for hops by the pound . . . of final yr’s crop. I discover these hops nonetheless to have loads of aroma and character and sometimes can discover them discounted. I vacuum seal my hops and can use for one more yr, typically two. Is there a motive I needs to be shopping for the brand new crops or are final yr’s crops “good nuff” in your opinion? Additionally, how lengthy can correctly saved hops stay pretty contemporary?

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This can be a nice query and brings up a number of issues that have to be thought of as a result of hops do age when saved, and utilizing hops which are previous their prime for brewing is

Response by Ashton Lewis.