Originally Posted by theBFG
How is everyone storing their hops? I've been using mason jars and putting them in the fridge. Is this a problem? I use them fairly quickly and wouldn't have them sitting in there for more than 6 months at most. I don't mind a little loss in potency but should I invest in a vaccuum sealer instead? I'd rather not if the mason jars are ok, but would like to have them stay fresh for at least 6 months...
I vac seal my hops and store them in the deep freezer.
If you put yours in mason jars and store them in the fridge; I believe you will be doing just fine, sir!
You might want to invest in a vac sealer eventually though. They are great for buying hops in bulk. They are great for tons of other stuff too. A Vac sealer is one of those things I wasn't sure if I would use. Once I got it, I use it all the time.
I have the Food Saver Mini. It's cheap and works like a champ.