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Old 10-16-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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Just cashed in on the awesome hops prices at hopsdirect. Ordered a pound each of Amarillo, Cascade, Saaz, Williamette, and Crystal. All in all everything weighed in at just around 5 and a half lbs. Think I just about wore the old Food Saver on this one.




 
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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nice! foodsaving all that is boring, but worth it!

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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nice! foodsaving all that is boring, but worth it!
Yeah, it did take a while. Although, I put on a podcast of the BN's Sunday Session and had a couple of beers. That helped a lot!

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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i just ordred a pound of Cascade and Magnum from them. i normally dont bother breaking them out but just leave it in one big bag and just use the food saver after i open it. BUT that said, there are times i wish i had them out in 2oz bags or something.

i think you have a good idea by listening to some BN and having a few beers...might have to do that next week, haha.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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i just ordred a pound of Cascade and Magnum from them. i normally dont bother breaking them out but just leave it in one big bag and just use the food saver after i open it. BUT that said, there are times i wish i had them out in 2oz bags or something.

i think you have a good idea by listening to some BN and having a few beers...might have to do that next week, haha.
Yeah, I broke them up into 2oz bags. I figure it'll be a lot more convenient that way. The Beer and the BN sure did make the whole process a lot less tedious.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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Two words: mason jars!

If you have the space in your freezer, these are the way to go for pellet hops. I split up 8lbs from a group buy and it was a snap. FYI one pound of pellets fit perfectly in a one quart wide mouth mason jar!

Use the foodsaver to vacuum seal one jar; when you need hops, break the seal, weigh out what you need, put the lid back on, run the foodsaver again, put hops back in freezer!

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:59 PM   #7
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Two words: mason jars!

If you have the space in your freezer, these are the way to go for pellet hops. I split up 8lbs from a group buy and it was a snap. FYI one pound of pellets fit perfectly in a one quart wide mouth mason jar!

Use the foodsaver to vacuum seal one jar; when you need hops, break the seal, weigh out what you need, put the lid back on, run the foodsaver again, put hops back in freezer!

Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check into that for next time. Thanks.

 
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