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Old 12-29-2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Is it strange for a LHBS to store their hops unrefrigerated?

I thought they should be refrigerated for freshness. They were vacuum sealed in 1 oz packages.

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Old 12-29-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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they for sure should be refrigerated. Were they just out on a shelf?

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I wouldn't buy from them.

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Hanging on hooks on the wall. I was just in and out of the store and it was my first visit. Maybe they had a fridge somewhere and I just didn't see it, but they definitely had hops hanging on the wall. By all accounts it is a reputable, recommended shop. Maybe I'm just missing something.

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Definitely would not buy from them...

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Definitely would not buy from them...
yep.

did they have their yeast in a fridge at least?
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I thought they should be refrigerated for freshness.
They should.
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Yeah, hops should be refrigerated.

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My LHBS in Las Vegas keeps their hops and yeast under refridgeration, including dry packets of yeast.

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You think maybe this is just a display of the hops they carry just so people can see what's available? If they don't refrigerate them there's no way I'd buy from them.

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