Dry Hops After Freezing?

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Dec 26, 2011
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Hi everyone.

I did a search in both the forum and interwebs and couldn't find the answer to this one:

My neighbor invited me over to harvest a couple lbs of Cascade hops a couple of weeks ago (which was super-cool of him!) Unfortunately, I did not have time to dry the hops before I had to head out of town. They are currently in ziplock freezer bags with as much air squeezed out of them as possible. I know this isn't ideal, so I'm wondering what my next step should be to keep them as fresh as possible over the next 6 months or so.

Should I take them out of the freezer, properly dry them, vacuum seal, then re-freeze them?


Immediately transfer to vacuum sealed bags, then refreeze?


Just continue to keep them stored as is and try to use them all over the next six months?

Thanks all!