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Old 12-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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How long will hops stay fresh in my refrigerator?

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Old 12-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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3-4 months easy...as long as their unopened. I would store them in your freezer and they'll last MUCH longer.

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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3-4 months easy...as long as their unopened. I would store them in your freezer and they'll last MUCH longer.
I am looking to buy 1lb bags to cut costs. If I don't use them all right away but put the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer should I be able to get a month or 2?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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Are you talking pellet hops or whole? Pellet hops in the freezer will last quite a long time.

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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Do you have co2 around? If so I cut a small opening pour out ky hops needed. Fill the bag with co2 shaking it while I do so to get all air out and than quickly seal it with an iron. I tried using co2 purged zip locks in freezer but they went bad. Mason jars work as well.

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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This is where a food saver comes in VERY handy. I use mine for sealing unused grains, hops, and pretty much everything else. The bags are freezer safe and have kept my hops in usable condition for over a year.

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #7
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A. Freeze them
B. If you have a method of vacuum sealing them, do it. If not, get all the air our as possible

Hops can last a few years if stored in the freezer in a low oxygen environment.

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