Old hops + Malt

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So doing a tidy up of my garage, I found a air tight sealed plastic box for a brew project I'd completely forgot I had containing a load of vacuum packed hop pellets (says harvested 2019) and a bunch of crushed malt, I checked when I brought this and it was January last year.

So my question to you guys is, Is any of this useable or should I be chucking the lot?

Cheers guys/gals.
-GG
 

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The hops will be fine for bittering at the very least.
As for the malt, you could try tasting it?
If is seems OK, maybe it will be.
Mash low, mash long and give it punt.
It will not be the worst beer ever made, by a long way.
 

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So doing a tidy up of my garage, I found a air tight sealed plastic box for a brew project I'd completely forgot I had containing a load of vacuum packed hop pellets (says harvested 2019) and a bunch of crushed malt, I checked when I brought this and it was January last year.

So my question to you guys is, Is any of this useable or should I be chucking the lot?

Cheers guys/gals.
-GG
Should be ok. If any of the packs of hops had been opened they've probably had it, but the rest should still be usable if less than ideal. I find stuff like this from time to time and I consider it to be pre-conditioning of the final beer!
 

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The hops will be fine for bittering at the very least.
As for the malt, you could try tasting it?
If is seems OK, maybe it will be.
Mash low, mash long and give it punt.
It will not be the worst beer ever made, by a long way.

Should I add more malt than the normal grain bill to compensate?

Should be ok. If any of the packs of hops had been opened they've probably had it, but the rest should still be usable if less than ideal. I find stuff like this from time to time and I consider it to be pre-conditioning of the final beer!

All the hops are unopened so that's good! Think I should have enough to do two brews.
 
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