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Old 01-14-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Well after starting AG and quickly getting into getting a grain mill and all i'm starting to look into stockpiling ingredients for making my own recipes and brewing whenever i want. I saw on midwest's site they have bulk orders of hops (24 oz. of 4 different varieties!) and have 3 different types you can buy. I was thinking of buying one of each which would give me a good variety of hops but unsure how long it would take to use all those hops. If i keep them in the freezer how long can i expect all those hops to last?


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Old 01-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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If they are properly vacuum sealed, they will easily last a year or more in the freezer.


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Hmm... now i wonder if i can go through 5 pounds of hops in a year lol. Thanks!
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What if they aren't vacuum sealed? I have some hops from late summer that have been in the freezer. Are they still good for bittering?
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If they are not vacuum sealed they will lose some bittering qualities slowly over time. I vacuum seal and store at about 0F and just going by taste, I'd say that doing both of those retains all most, if not all, qualities for at least 12-18 months.
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Hmm... now i wonder if i can go through 5 pounds of hops in a year lol. Thanks!
If you can't, let me know and I'll get you some recipes to help you cut through those 5# pretty quickly.
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LOL. I think some springtime IPAs or IIPAs would help.


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