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Old 07-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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I plan on doing a couple small 2.5gal BIAB batches in the coming week. The recipe I am working with calls for 0.5oz or so of hops, which will leave me with 0.5oz left over if I buy the 1oz bags. What would be the best method of storing the remaining pellet hops for 2 to 4 weeks?


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Old 07-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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I would wrap them back up (maybe in a Ziploc bag) and freeze them. I would think they would be fine for only a few weeks.


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Old 07-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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put them in a ziploc bag and suck as much air out as u can, then toss them in the freezer. they will last a long while

however, since its only 0.5oz, I'd probably just find a way to fit it in if you don't plan on using it anytime soon
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I've had hop pellets in the freezer for almost a year before and they still made good beer. Just like anything in the freezer, wrap them well and get the air out and they'll store just fine.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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A few weeks really isn't going to matter too much. The best way to store them is as cold as you can get them (Freezer) in a air-less air-tight container. Some hops hold up much better over time than others. See my sig for a calculator to see the different affects.

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Ditto on freezing. About once a year, I dig out all of the partial packets and brew a batch. My record is seven different hops.


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