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Old 02-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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How long can I keep pellet hops for if they are sealed and kept in a refrig?

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Are these sealed from a store or sealed by you?

If it's sealed in a mylar bag (silver shiny bag) and packed with nitrogen then they will keep for quite sometime.

Keep them in the freezer too, not the refrigerator.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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They are in the Mylar bag, but not so sure they are nitrogen sealed. I saw the guy sealing the Mylar bag with a clothes iron. I've got a food saver, should I put them in a vacuum sealed bag instead?

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I keep the hop packets in a zip lock freezer bag in the freezer on that lil shelf above the ice maker. I'd collected hops since last July,& they're still in great shape.
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If they're sealed in mylar, it won't benefit you any further to seal them in a food saver bag. It sounds like they aren't nitrogen flushed. Unless the LHBS threw in an oxygen absorber, figure on about four to six months. If they were nitrogen flushed or do have an oxygen absorber, a year or two or more if frozen.

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