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Old 03-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #21
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So who have you found is a good supplier for hops by the pound?


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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #22
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The attachment goes over the lid. Once sealed, you remove the attachment and can add a ring, if desired, but it is not necessary.
Perhaps another stupid question but can the lids be reused or do i need a new lid each time I suck the air out?


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Perhaps another stupid question but can the lids be reused or do i need a new lid each time I suck the air out?
Sounds like you can use the lids multiple times. As long as the rubber seal in the lid doesn't get damaged somehow I can't see why you couldn't reuse it multiple times. I'm going to have to order one of these setups and see how it works for myself, but seems like a good way to go. Plus, it will be a multi-tasker for other things in the kitchen as well!

 
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So who have you found is a good supplier for hops by the pound?
I buy most of my hops from Farm House Brewing or Hops Direct.

Farm House Brewing sells many of their pellet hops in 4 oz bags for $0.75 - $1.50 per ounce. Prices on commonly used hops like Willamette and Cascade are less than a $1 per ounce. They also have some of their hops in 1 lb bags.
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Perhaps another stupid question but can the lids be reused or do i need a new lid each time I suck the air out?
I buy coffee beans 5# a whack and store them in mason jars. Have used most lids a dozen times now and still working fine. The rubber (?) sealing coating can get stiff and seems to restore after a soak in hot water. But, they're cheap as heck also.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #26
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I buy most of my hops from Farm House Brewing or Hops Direct..
Thanks. I just found Hops Direct's website this morning. Didn't know about the other outfit. They've both been good to deal with?

 
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Yeah...I like both places but I buy more from Farmhouse brewing because they are much closer so shipping is cheaper and faster.
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Yeah...I like both places but I buy more from Farmhouse brewing because they are much closer so shipping is cheaper and faster.
I was thinking along the same lines but it would be Hops Direct for me, being on the left (err...west) coast.

So how do you store your hops?

 
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One concept that hasn't been addressed with using mason jar is storage space. An almost empty jar takes up the same space as a full one. If there is room in the freezer then the jars are the way to go but if space is an issue then the bags would be a better option.

 
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Good point. But if they are vacuum sealed do they still need to be frozen? Wouldn't cold storage in the fridge do about as well?



 
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