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Steven4est 12-10-2009 08:10 PM

Storing Hops from hops direct
 
I just recieved my hops from Hopsdirect and they came in a silver bag. I want to store them and i am not sure how. I bought some zip lock baggies for freezing and was hoping that would be efficient enough to store for about 3 months. Also should i jsut leave them in the silver bag until i begin to use the hops or should i freeze them asap?

ArcaneXor 12-10-2009 08:34 PM

I keep them frozen in the silver bag until I first use them, then use the little Vacuum Zip-loc bags to keep them in the freezer until they're all used up.

Brett3rThanU 12-10-2009 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArcaneXor (Post 1732980)
I keep them frozen in the silver bag until I first use them, then use the little Vacuum Zip-loc bags to keep them in the freezer until they're all used up.

I do the same thing.

BarleyWater 12-10-2009 08:57 PM

That zip-loc vacuum thing sucks, and not the good kind of suck. ;)

After a few uses it stopped working very efficiently, I can get more air out of the bag by leaving a small opening at the top and sucking the air out with my mouth before sealing. A freezer bag will be just fine for several months if you can get the majority of the air out.

samc 12-10-2009 09:26 PM

http://baldmountaincoffee.com/page/B...#PROD_00002727

good for short term storage.

cookietruck 12-10-2009 09:33 PM

just use iron to seal bag back up.
i just make to get as much air out as possible...

HalfPint 12-10-2009 10:57 PM

I just bought a used Food Saver and one roll of bags off of Craigs List for $25.

GearJammer 12-11-2009 02:24 PM

+1 for using the iron to seal up the silver bag they came in.

No steam, medium heat, and run the iron over the edge for a few seconds to seal. Just be sure to cut only the smallest amount off the bag the next time you open it so you can re-seal.

UncleDave 12-11-2009 02:57 PM

I purchased a Pump-n-seal http://www.pump-n-seal.com/ in September for this very reason and it has worked great. A one pound bag of pellets fits perfectly in a quart-sized Mason jars. The jars seal tight and the little sealers will work indefinitely.

shortyjacobs 12-11-2009 03:36 PM

I use Quart mason jars and the "Alvin Vacuum Sealer" http://www.instructables.com/id/The-...Vacuum-Sealer/

Works great.


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