Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Hop shelf life.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Hop shelf life.

Ow long do pellet hops last.

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

When sealed and or refrigerated?

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,093
Liked 272 Times on 238 Posts
Likes Given: 323

Default

How are they sealed? Are they in the original hopunion foil bags? Those are either purged with N2 or sealed under vacuum, so they should last a very long time in the freezer. If you've opened and resealed them in, say freezer baggies, they won't last nearly as long. In order to prevent oxidation, you really need to have them vacuum sealed with something like a foodsaver system.

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Buying them offline on eBay I asked them waiting on a response to see thays what I'm waiting to find out. It said individual packaged 1 oz packages so assuming original packaging.

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
crocks86 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,093
Liked 272 Times on 238 Posts
Likes Given: 323

Default

Sounds like you're right, they probably will turn out to be original packaging. If so, quite a while. Months without losing any alpha acid potency. After that, you do see a slight decline in alphas, but there are good calculators online as long as you're working with unopened, vacuum sealed or N2 purged FOIL packets.

If they're just in plastic bags individually sealed, though, they've been split up from bales or pounds of hops, and won't last nearly as long even unopened.

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
william_shakes_beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,839
Liked 85 Times on 77 Posts

Default

OK, I'm planning on a series of smash brews this fall and wanted to buy a pound of hops pellets to ensure I get the same hops harvest for the malt portion of the smash. 16 oz will probably last me 12 brews or so, which is a year. Does this mean I should bite the bullet and buy 16 1 OZ packets VS a pound packet? My LHBW stocks Hopunion if it matters.

__________________
william_shakes_beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
zachattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , MA
Posts: 2,425
Liked 227 Times on 195 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

You can always buy a vacuum sealer, you might find other uses for it!

__________________
zachattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Oh I got one

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Got three different hops from three diff sources and one was frozen ad is going to measure out and sent to me revacumed sealed. Was frozen in a vacuumed sealed package but the others are in their own sealed packages

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
mewithstewpid
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posts: 1,060
Liked 201 Times on 130 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default

meh, ive had mine in the freezer after opening for a year now and they are fine.

i think they last a longer than people give them credit for. at least in the freezer.

__________________
mewithstewpid is offline
passedpawn Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LME shelf life? Prymal Recipes/Ingredients 4 06-01-2012 11:50 PM
Shelf Life? kicary Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-17-2012 04:01 PM
LME Shelf life yakimabrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 12-02-2011 10:39 PM
Shelf Life Jurner Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 07-13-2007 07:53 AM
Shelf Life DraconianHand Recipes/Ingredients 5 06-12-2007 02:18 AM