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Old 07-30-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Freezing whole hops cones

I have a few hops cones ready for picking here in Charlotte NC, I would like to freeze the whole hops cone for future brewing. If freezing the whole cone, will I still benefit from the hops later on when I brew?

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Dry them, then vac. seal them, and toss into the freezer. If you don't have a vac. sealer, use zip top bags, and try to get as much air out as you can. This is how I do mine. I bought a Renyolds Handi-vac setup. It's zip top bag with a "valve" that you use their little vac pump with. I weigh out 1oz of dried hops and then vac-seal in 1gal bags. You'll be able to use your hops as needed.
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I have purchased hops by the pound, vacuum sealed them and put them in the freeze and they lasted for over a year. The key is to free the hops of oxygen and get them cold.
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