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Old 09-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
Sep 2013
, Catskill Mountains, NY
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Is it possible to over-crush whole hops. Should I let it suck ALL the air out?

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
Jul 2012
Victor, NY
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No, let'r rip, you want to get as much O2 as you can out

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
Dec 2010
Toledo, Ohio
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You can't hurt them as far as bitter/flavor/aroma. You can make them fall apart during brewing more easily, but... they'll be no less of a mess than pellets. I let the Foodsaver evacuate what it can and push on the outside to help get as much air out as possible. Less air inside means they'll oxidize less and survive storage better.

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