Dry Hops After Freezing?

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khumbu76

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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?

-or-

Immediately transfer to vacuum sealed bags, then refreeze?


--or--

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

Thanks all!
 
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