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Old 10-30-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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trying to keep costs down I want to buy hops in larger sizes. How do you split them up and keep them fresh?

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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vacuum seal and a freezer.

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Old 10-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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^ and add a few grains of rice

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Old 10-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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I just use my foodsaver and pop them in the freezer. I have 7 pounds coming on Tuesday- I need more foodsaver bags!

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vacuum seal and a freezer.
Vacuum sealers are also handy for keeping specialty grain fresh.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:49 PM   #6
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #7
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I just tightly roll the 1lb bag shut, tape it tight and keep it in the freezer, and call it good.

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Temperature is a much bigger issue than oxygen exposure, but definitely put them in a sealed bag and try to remove as much air as possible. Then store in the freezer

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:16 AM   #9
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Ziplock mylar bags.

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i'm using hops that are about 2 years old now that still work fine with the old foodsaver.

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