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Old 08-29-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default What do you keep refrigerated?

If you pick up all the ingrid. for a recipe and don't use them right then or have spare left over what all do you refrigerate?


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Old 08-29-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Spares?? Extras??? What are these?

Nah, just joshing...I buy bulk DME (55# boxes). Yeast comes in vials. Hops come by the pounds. I re-weigh/repackage them in vacuummed sealed bags...then frozen.

All herbs and spices get their own glass jars and placed in the fridge.


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I don't have a vacuum sealer, but I do keep my spare hops in ziplock bags in the fridge. I squeeze as much air az I can out before sealing. I'm AG now so I don't usually keep any grain around, except for this last brew which resulted in 13.2 extra pounds of grain due to the LHBS weighing in kg instead of lbs. The only fermentable I usually have on hand is a 3# bag of light DME for making starters. That also stays sealed in a zip bag.
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I just keep hops and yeast in my fridge. Ive heard of people putting irish moss in there too but i dont. (I also use whirfloc tabs now)
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Yeast lives in the kitchen fridge, everything else goes in the freezer compartment of the kegger. WAY too many critters for me to leave anything out in the old garage. Some packrat "stole" an entire box of rat poison last year!
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Grains get vacuum sealed and stored at room temp.
Yeast gets jarred and stored in the fridge.
Hops get vacuum sealed and stored in the freezer.
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i am just responding, so i get subscribed to this thread...

great info...
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I have a vacuum packer but I'm to lazy. Grains put into ziplocks and the hops are stuck into the deep-freezer.
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Yeast goes in the fridge
Hops go in the freezer
Grains get wrapped in plastic bags, and stored in rubbermaind containers in the basement.
Except for hops (which I replace every year), nothing lasts long enough to go stale when stored like this.

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usually when I pick up my stuff I'm not brewing for a day or 2 and I just shove it all in basement beer fridge. Longest it's ever sat was a week and I'm not too worried about any kind of damage in that time period


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