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Old 06-12-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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So, I opened some hop pellets and now they have been sitting in a ziplock bag in the fridge for a month or two, are they still good?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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I'd sure use them. Pellets keep better that whole hops. The ziploc probably worked fine.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #3
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Better to keep them in the freezer if you know you're not going to use them in a while
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Yes, since hops are only harvested once a year, most hops you buy are 3-15 months old and they have only been kept cool.

Freezing is better, though.
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