Best way to save hops?

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Finster

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Until now Ive always bought hops (and everything else for that matter) on a need to brew basis. Now my regular supplier is out of EVERYTHING. Both kegs empty, fermenters empty, this blows.
So I want to buy a few varietys in bulk but I was wondering about the best way to save them.
Can hops be frozen or should they be vacuum packed with a food saver, or maybe both? Ive never had hops on hand for more than a week or so.
 

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Best long term storage would be vacuum sealed in the freezer. Just wrapped in plastic bags and frozen is how I store mine.
 
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K, thanks. I dont have a food saver but have access to one.
 

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If its going to be months, use the food saver, if just weeks before the package is used up, don't bother. I know some guys buy hops in bulk, like a pound at a time and then break that up into 2-4 ounce packages and vacuum seal those, that way they are only opening the small packages one at a time.
 

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