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Old 10-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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I was going to pick up a pound of aged hops for future lambics and I am wondering how to store them. If they are already aged, should I go ahead and vacuum seal them and put them in a fridge? Perhaps freezer?

I've read to put hops in a bag and throw them in an attic to age them, but these are already aged and want to know how to keep them for lambics in the next couple years.


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Old 10-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Either fridge or freezer.


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My aged hops I bought have been sitting with the bag folded over and stapled shut in my garage. I figure what else can I do to them that already hasn't happened. I think there were sitting on top of my collapsible ladder for 5 months leaned against the wall. Now there somewhere around the wall further aging.....I only used 6oz of them when I brewed my lambic in Feb so I have 10oz left to go roughly.
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I keep mine in the freezer with all my other hops. At least I know where to find them.
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I picked some wild hops this summer and was actually planning on using them while still pretty fresh on a non-sour ale. However, I was otherwise engaged and they sat in a paper bag on a top shelf in my kitchen for two weeks. Come brew day I opened the bag to find the aroma had drastically changed and was - instead of a pleasantly floral, almost reminiscent of noble hops - more like the smell of hay. I used them anyway, but what can I expect in terms of bitterness and aroma?


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