Think of it this way: Hops are harvested once a year and sold year-round. I buy in bulk right after the harvest (August for most hops), bag & freeze. The hop warehouses are cooled, but freezing is better.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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