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Old 11-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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If I know I can't use some hops just yet, is it OK to freeze them?


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Old 11-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Most definitely freeze them, and if at all possible in a vacuum sealed bag.


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Oxygen, heat, and light are the enemies of your hops. Store them in the freezer(ice cold and dark) preferable under vacuum, and they'll last a year or more. Vacuum bags are good, as are mason jars which can be vacuum sealed with a jar adapter and a brake pump($20)

If we're just talking about a couple ounces, if they're already in a Mylar bag, toss them straight in the freezer. If they aren't, just put them in a double locked zip lock bag.
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yup, it's best if you haven't opened them yet. If you start buying hops in bulk you should get a vacuum sealer, but always freeze them.
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Thx, I haven't opened this one yet so that makes it easy!


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