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Old 04-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Shelf life of an open bag of hops

I was forced to buy a pound of Amarillo hops at my lhbs, due to lack of 1 oz bags. I used what I needed and put the rest of the pound in a freezer bag, and placed it in the freezer. i have been told that those hops will be unusable come next brew day ( a week later), ruling?

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Old 04-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Nope,they'll last longer than that resealed. They'll last longer vacuum sealed in smaller packages in the freezer.

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They'll be fine in a week.

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Thanks, I'm hoping for 6 to 8 months. Is that a possibility?

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I hope so....I dove into this hobby 6 months ago, and am sitting on about 5 pounds of various hops! Still waiting for the snow to stop here in Calgary!

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Get a cheap food saver vacuum sealer off eBay. It makes hop storage so much easier

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Thanks, I'm hoping for 6 to 8 months. Is that a possibility?
Sure. If you vacuum seal them, they'll be good for a year or two or more. In ziploc bags with the air squeezed out, they'd definitely last 6-8 months or longer. (This all assumes them being kept in the freezer).
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Sure. If you vacuum seal them, they'll be good for a year or two or more. In ziploc bags with the air squeezed out, they'd definitely last 6-8 months or longer. (This all assumes them being kept in the freezer).
True this. I have a lot of NZ hop pellets left in the freezer from last july purchase date. I got them when midwest had'em on sale to advertise their having them. Put the packets in a big zip lock freezer bag with the air burped out back then. Still pungent now,so I have to agree you're good to go.
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I put my pellets in mason jars with the air sucked out

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I put my pellets in mason jars with the air sucked out
How do you suck the air out of a mason jar?
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