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Old 11-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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How long will my hops last in the freezer?

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Quite a while. Either invest in some mylar ziplock bags or in a vacuum pack system and they'll last a long time.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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That depends on your brewing.

I keep mine in Ball canning jars purged with CO2 and in the freezer. I usually use 'em within a year and don't notice any fading.

I've seen a chart before, maybe someone would be kind enough to post it?

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I use food saver vacume bags and they keep great in the freezer. I usually use mine up within a year or so though.

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How do you go about purging your jars?

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Nothing too high tech. I just attach a racking cane to my CO2 reg, and stick it down in the jar with the hops and open the valve. This flows CO2 from the bottom up. After a few seconds I just pull the tube out and place the lid on the jar. Probably overkill but those hops are green gold to me.

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I thats a really good idea. I may have to do this myself!

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Nothing too high tech. I just attach a racking cane to my CO2 reg, and stick it down in the jar with the hops and open the valve. This flows CO2 from the bottom up. After a few seconds I just pull the tube out and place the lid on the jar. Probably overkill but those hops are green gold to me.
I store my bulk grain close to the same way except I use 5 gal buckets and beer gas.
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I store my bulk grain close to the same way except I use 5 gal buckets and beer gas.
That's a waste of money.
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I've had hops still good over a year by just throwing the open bag back in the freezer. I roll it up but it unrolls. I am not advocating this, but just saying they are not going to go bad in a short amount of time if not vacuum sealed. IPA came out great with those hops. I just stick to freezer ziploc bags and squish all the air out and seal it. I brew too much for anything else. Don't want to invest in a vacuum sealer since it's a long and not worth it to me. If the hops went bad quickly, I would.

Bulk grain gets stored in large plastic containers. I put weather stripping along the top so it seals better.

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