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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Just placed an order with Northern Brewer for some hops for an all-grain English Barleywine I'll be doing in 2 weeks. Being that I need to store the hops for only two weeks, what would be the best way to keep them as fresh as possible?

I figured I would keep them in the airtight package they are being shipped in and keep'em in the fridge for the next two weeks and they should be fine. Would I be better off freezing them?

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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And there's your answer. Done in one.
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Deep freeze if you have it. above the fridge freezer if you don't.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #5
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What about when I need to use them after being frozen for two weeks. Do I need to bring them to room temp or just put them frozen into the boil?

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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What about when I need to use them after being frozen for two weeks. Do I need to bring them to room temp or just put them frozen into the boil?
Just throw them in the boil.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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The best way to store 'em is to send 'em to my house........l;I'll take care of 'em for you

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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How about using frozen hops to dry hop? Do they need to be thawed??

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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It's 2 weeks. why freeze them? they are stored in fridge at the store. Are you saying that is unsatisfactory? Seems to me you would be fine in the fridge for a couple more weeks.

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #10
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How about using frozen hops to dry hop? Do they need to be thawed??
Nope. Just throw them in.

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It's 2 weeks. why freeze them? they are stored in fridge at the store. Are you saying that is unsatisfactory? Seems to me you would be fine in the fridge for a couple more weeks.
For two weeks they're probably fine in the fridge, but the freezer is better and there's no reason not to keep them in the freezer. Also, I would bet northern brewer stores them in the freezer. My LHBS does.
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