Originally Posted by jtejedor
I just don't have the freezer space to store whole hops. I would have to buy a whole other chest freezer just to house the whole hops with the amount I use/buy.
Invest in a foodsaver.
I bought my first load of hops from freshops and got leaf amarillo, cascade, and magnum. Then I ordered Chinook, Cascade, Belma, Comet, and some more Magnum, along with some Citra, Amarillo and Belma pellets.
I think I'm gonna do one more buy, and get some Willamette leaf, Mosaic, Simcoe, maybe another 1/2 lb of Amarillo, and some Simcoe and that'll be it.
I bought a foodsaver, and it's easy to break them down into 2-4oz bags, squeeze the air out, and they are pretty flat actually. I can stack up 2 lbs of hops in less than 14 inches high. I've got some that aren't even frozen, just vacuum packed and stored in the kegerator.