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Old 06-27-2012, 12:42 AM   #11
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First year? You won't have enough to worry about storage. They will be used up in the first brew or two. So storage isn't a big issue.
Heh heh. WRONG!



That's almost four pounds of dried cones, and that was only ~60% of my first year harvest. I used the last of my home growns this Spring...

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #12
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the rhizomes already wintered in the spot where they are. I transplanted them last august. So far my chinook has already begun to bud out and is about 17 feet tall and very, very active. The willamette started late so its only about 8 ft tall. But its catching up. I think ill have a great crop from the chinook but the willamette appears questionable at this time.


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Old 06-27-2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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day_trippr: I NEVER get tired of that picture. More beer porn!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:51 AM   #14
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day_trippr: I NEVER get tired of that picture. More beer porn!
LOL! Thanks! I'm workin' on it From all appearances, this is going to be an epic year for Chinook, with the Centennial and Cascade coming in 2nd and 3rd...

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If you don't want to buy a vacuum sealer I'd suggest putting them in a ziplock bag and use a straw to suck out as much air as you can (works surprisingly well) then sip it closed as quickly as possible. Then freeze them. That'll make them last quite a while.
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If you don't want to buy a vacuum sealer I'd suggest putting them in a ziplock bag and use a straw to suck out as much air as you can (works surprisingly well) then sip it closed as quickly as possible. Then freeze them. That'll make them last quite a while.
Great idea! I like that more than buying a vacuum sealer.
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Hope it works out for you The freezer is dark so I don't worry about clear bags. Don't be afraid to squeeze the hops in the bag as you suck air out.
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my hand held foodsaver was under 20 bucks on amazon, the mason jar attachment was 8 dollars. Seals my hops up nicely.
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So I will say that I just bought a vacuum sealer today with sole purpose being to preserve my hop harvest and purchases.... but I know I will use it for many other things.

As for the straw to suck the air out method... I have tried this as well with decent results. Something we used to do for freezing fish in ziplock bags was to immerse the bag in water with only the top of the bag above water and then seal across. I imagine this being difficult with low density hops, but if you had an assistant it might work well.

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Ill be dehydrating my first hop harvest. I am planning on getting mason jars for canning other things. Would it be better to dehydrate hops and can them? Or should i (unwillingly) invest in a vacuum sealer for storage?
This thread got me thinking (scary). So I went down to the hop freezer and started digging and found a few old jars. These are some old Nugget from '96. First rub, they smell great. After about a half an hour there's a little bit of cheese but not much. I used to use a special flashlight to cram them in, as is evident from the resin on the lens in the one picture. I'm gonna talk to my friend out in Yakima to see if he'll do some testing on them to see what happened over the last couple years. About 4 ounces of dried hops is about all a pint mason jar will hold, at least at the pressure my right arm can muster. It's all good!!


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