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Old 11-22-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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I just got a vacuum sealer for free from a friend - are there any down sides to using it on hops and possibly to extend the life of uncrushed specialty grains?
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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No down sides. I vacuum seal any small quantity of hops or grains and throw 'em in the freezer. The lack of O2 preserves the hops, and the cold prevents the weevils from hatching.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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what about leaving the grains at room temp? I've always been told that they will stay fresh for a year uncrushed. I wonder how much it would extend the life to be vacuumed sealed
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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Room temp is fine. I just like to ensure a lack of weevils.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:02 PM   #5
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Room temp is fine. I just like to ensure a lack of weevils.
When the issue of freezing or leaving at room temperature comes up it is always best to pick the lesser of two weevils and freeze them.

 
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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When the issue of freezing or leaving at room temperature comes up it is always best to pick the lesser of two weevils and freeze them.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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That works double since Fry is all too aware of the importance of freezing.

 
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