Col
I have some falconers flight hops from 2016, in opened in foil vacpac.
Do you think they will be usable? 
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Alcoholx
i recently made 2 beers using centennial from 2016..   both beers were disappointing tbh..   i would suggest you open them and smell them..  if they smell a bit cheesy i would just bin them personally..  in fact from past experience i probably would just bin them anyway unless i was really hard up for ingredients
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Pinto
As alcoholx says, check the colour - yellow/brown is bad - and smell - if they smell cheesy or "off" then to the bin with them.  Likewise, Ive tried to hard with old hops and there's only dissapointment to be found.  I recently binned a load of 2105-2017 stock and replaced them all - £40 well spent
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Col
Yes you right better safe than disappointed 👍
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GHW
It’s like most things, give it a sniff and if all is good, get stuck in.
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Hops_and_Dreams
Not sure if you use leaf or pellet, but pellet store well in the freezer if unopened. 

As above if they've been open a while then they're probably past their best, especially if leaf.
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Womble
Ditch 'em IMO. 

I was reading the HB Answer Book just the other day by Ashton Lewis.  He is a professional craft brewer with all of the degrees & stuff that are necessary for brewing.  His point of view is not to use hops that are over a year old.  I would go along with that.
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Hops_and_Dreams
Womble wrote:
Ditch 'em IMO. 

I was reading the HB Answer Book just the other day by Ashton Lewis.  He is a professional craft brewer with all of the degrees & stuff that are necessary for brewing.  His point of view is not to use hops that are over a year old.  I would go along with that.

Not sure I agree with that. Pellet hops stored unopened in a freezer keep for years in good nick. I rarely use this season's hops and normally are a couple of years old and don't have any issues. 
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Womble

Not sure I agree with that. Pellet hops stored unopened in a freezer keep for years in good nick. I rarely use this season's hops and normally are a couple of years old and don't have any issues. 


Just my opinion on that one of course H&D.  When I brew I like to use the best quality hops I can get hold of. I have managed to keep hops for up to three years in the freezer in glass.  But even in glass they lose their zing.  They are fine as a bittering addition but lose their original aromatic qualities fairly quickly.
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Col
I chucked them.they smelled funky I didn't fancy them. 
Broke ma heart😥😥
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[amw]
If they smelled funky then you did the right thing.

In the past I have used quite old hops from the freezer without a problem, however they all smelled like 'hops' (rather thank 'funky')...

The key answer here is to brew more 🙂
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