*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Do they need to be frozen?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
Chuck_in_WI
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 20
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Do they need to be frozen?

I just "seal a mealed" all of my hops for this year and came up with 12 packages ranging in size from 1.5 to 2.4, with a "smart idea" this year of double pack --sealing 2 bags of 2.0 oz for IPA recipes.

I have a pile of hops that I may not use all my self (read as Xmas gifts to my homebrewing friends) and not a lot of room in our freezer. Next question is if they are sealed and kept away from light, can they be kept in a refrigerator instead of freezer--what is the harm of being kept at 40 degrees instead of 32??
Or can I keep them in a cool basement in the dark?

Can you read that my wife will not be happy to give up all the freezer space for my beer hops?

TIA,
Chuck

__________________
Chuck_in_WI is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
billtzk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,627
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I'd freeze them, but refrigerating is better than nothing. Refrigerators are normally set for about 36 degrees, not 40. Freezers are normally set for -10 to 0 degrees, not 32.

__________________

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. -Lily Tomlin

billtzk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
mstev50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 612
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Freeze ' em. She'll get over it.

__________________
mstev50 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,311
Liked 466 Times on 371 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

You could split it up. Half in the fridge and half in the freezer. The use what you have in the fridge first.

__________________
ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2008, 12:01 AM   #5
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 85 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Does the wife drink? Then she'll just have to live with it.

If not, buy your own damn fridge...now you're on the way to independence...
Oh, BTW, sometimes "independence" comes with alimony...

All joking aside...freezing them is better. She wouldn't put meat in the crisper bin for 6 months now would she?

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frozen keg, what should I do? jmp138 Bottling/Kegging 5 10-06-2013 03:48 AM
More About The Frozen Old Guy HenryHill General Beer Discussion 3 02-07-2009 03:40 PM
frozen houndhome1 General Beer Discussion 2 01-18-2009 03:40 PM
Frozen Keg POLISHALE Bottling/Kegging 3 09-09-2007 07:23 PM
Frozen Keg zweasel Bottling/Kegging 3 02-07-2007 09:09 PM