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Old 12-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Can hops get freezer burned?

So I have too much hops in the freezer and I don't have a seal-a-meal so I usually just put them in zip-locks... So I took out some Fuggle this morning and the outside of the bag had that frosty freeezer burned smell but inside they still smelled like fuggle... I realize the alpha drops after x-period of time but does anyone have experience with freezer burn and what is the best way to store those little expensive jewels so they last (give me a low tech answer please)

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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I use zip bags and even after two years, the aroma and flavor oils are okay.

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Old 12-21-2009, 04:31 AM   #3
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I use a pump n seal with mason jars to store my hops. the website looks a bit over the top, but it does work decently.

http://www.pump-n-seal.com/

I recently purchased a food saver though, and will likely use both for different purposes.

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Old 12-21-2009, 04:55 AM   #4
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I use a pump n seal with mason jars to store my hops. the website looks a bit over the top, but it does work decently.

http://www.pump-n-seal.com/

Wow, they still sell that thing? I remember those infomercials from 10 years ago!
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Haha. Yup, I bought it about 3 years ago before I could afford a foodsaver, and it works well enough for the mason jars for storing the hops. I still use it, actually because I don't want to waste the food saver bags with the hops when I can just reuse the mason jars.

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