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sundaybrewingco 05-13-2009 06:30 PM

Hop pellets
 
Just thinking back on my IPA I made on Sunday, I realized I never put the hop pellets for dry hopping in the refridgerator. They are still sealed. If I put them in the refridgerator today are they still OK to be used? or should I buy some fresh ones for when the time comes.. They have been room temperature for 4 days...

flyangler18 05-13-2009 06:32 PM

If they are in the original mylar nitrogen-flushed sealed bag, they're just fine.

sundaybrewingco 05-13-2009 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by flyangler18 (Post 1319759)
If they are in the original mylar nitrogen-flushed sealed bag, they're just fine.

I'm not sure if it nitrogen-flushed, but I know they are in a vacuum sealed bag from my LHBS. Still good to toss them in the fridge after 4 days?

flyangler18 05-13-2009 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundaybrewingco (Post 1319779)
I'm not sure if it nitrogen-flushed, but I know they are in a vacuum sealed bag from my LHBS. Still good to toss them in the fridge after 4 days?

Yup - they're fine. If they're vac-sealed, you have no reason to worry. Oxygen does far more damage to hops than four days at room temp.

ajwillys 05-13-2009 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by sundaybrewingco (Post 1319754)
Just thinking back on my IPA I made on Sunday, I realized I never put the hop pellets for dry hopping in the refridgerator. They are still sealed. If I put them in the refridgerator today are they still OK to be used? or should I buy some fresh ones for when the time comes.. They have been room temperature for 4 days...

They are definitely completely worthless pieces of junk. They will completely ruin your beer. You better send them to me for testing in my upcoming IPA. :D

Seriously, they're fine. Probably a good idea to put them in the fridge/freezer but after only a couple days, I'm sure there be no difference at all.

springer 05-13-2009 09:03 PM

they are fine just think of it this way if being at room temp a few days ruined hops there would be no way to order them online. if the seal is still intact nothing to worry about


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