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Old 01-13-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Is there a procedure for flushing mason jars with co2 for hop storage? Is it enough to just hold the valve from a quick disconnect inside the jar and seal it?

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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it's heavier than air and a jar is a small volume so you should be ok doing it that way. i like the vacuum bag for hop storage.

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I was hoping to avoid buying a vacuum sealer if this is just as effective.

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hard telling if that will be as effective but i sure would like to know just out of curiosity. for me a vacuum sealer works best in terms of space and ease of use. i buy hops in 1lb bags so it would be lots of work fitting all of that into jars. the vacuum sealer was something like $10-15 on craigslist, they might be $40-90 brand new.

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So...you buy a pound and seal it in a single bag? Smaller bags? I have a vacuum sealer, but often opening and sealing bags creates a lot of waste

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So...you buy a pound and seal it in a single bag? Smaller bags? I have a vacuum sealer, but often opening and sealing bags creates a lot of waste
no, i have bags of various sizes i use to break down the pound. i reuse the bags as i use the hops in any given bag. i've bought bags twice in at least that many years from amazon.
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