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Old 10-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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trying to keep costs down I want to buy hops in larger sizes. How do you split them up and keep them fresh?

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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vacuum seal and a freezer.

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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^ and add a few grains of rice

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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vacuum seal and a freezer.
Vacuum sealers are also handy for keeping specialty grain fresh.

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
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vacuum seal and a freezer.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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I just tightly roll the 1lb bag shut, tape it tight and keep it in the freezer, and call it good.

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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Temperature is a much bigger issue than oxygen exposure, but definitely put them in a sealed bag and try to remove as much air as possible. Then store in the freezer

 
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:16 AM   #9
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Ziplock mylar bags.

 
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:17 AM   #10
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i'm using hops that are about 2 years old now that still work fine with the old foodsaver.
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