trying to keep costs down I want to buy hops in larger sizes. How do you split them up and keep them fresh?
vacuum seal and a freezer.
^ and add a few grains of rice
I just use my foodsaver and pop them in the freezer. I have 7 pounds coming on Tuesday- I need more foodsaver bags!
I just tightly roll the 1lb bag shut, tape it tight and keep it in the freezer, and call it good.
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
Ziplock mylar bags.
i'm using hops that are about 2 years old now that still work fine with the old foodsaver.