Hop supplier disappointment

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Hop supplier disappointment

Post by Rookie » Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:49 pm

At the local homebrew club Christmas party I received a pretty good supply of hop samples from a hop company a couple states away.
I thought I lucked out until I opened one to use and it smelled like vomit. Almost all of them had the same smell to some degree. The few that didn't smell awful had no smell at all. Needless to say I tossed the lot into the bin.
I'm not all that upset about it as they were free, but because of this I'll never buy anything from them. It seems to me like a bad business decision to give away bad product to someone who might be a paying customer some day. They'd have been better served to toss them and get a tax writeoff.
I'm just here for the beer.

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