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Old 07-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #11
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Same here, any issues with using the Nesco on 95?
Just what I noted earlier that they seemed less brite. I rubbed one in my hands and think they are fine.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #12
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Just what I noted earlier that they seemed less brite. I rubbed one in my hands and think they are fine.
Pics of the dried hops?
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Lost 65% of weight during dehydrate. Going to bag and freeze and see how they do.
typically cones are dried to 75-80% weight loss. 65% should be ok, but you could dry them a little more.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #14
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Pics of the dried hops?
Forgot....now frozen and vacuum sealed.

 
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #15
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typically cones are dried to 75-80% weight loss. 65% should be ok, but you could dry them a little more.
Yup...I was getting nervous. Next freezer bag full will be all frozen fresh off the bine.

 
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #16
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[...]Next freezer bag full will be all frozen fresh off the bine.
You don't want to freeze wet hops...

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #17
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You don't want to freeze wet hops...

Cheers!
Why? Everything I've read to this point (which is not THAT much) has lead me to believe that fresh-frozen hops keep fine. I've done this in the past with no problems that I am aware of? I've never used a any of the fresh-frozen hops more than a few months later but I still have some in bags from past harvests and will likely smell and make a tea from them to see how they help up.

 
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