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jrgtr42

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So I just packaged up my hops, and this year I used our vacuum sealer machine for the first time. I presume I should still store them in the freezer, right?
I have 5 packs, 1.5- 2 oz each, and even vacuumed down, they still take up some real estate that SWMBO doesn't really want to give up in there.
Yes, I know I should have a fridge / freezer dedicated to beer :) but that isn't in the cards at the moment.
 

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Yes, keep them in the freezer if you want them to last. Also a good idea to put them inside an opaque bag or container of some sort. That way they won't get hit by the light every time someone opens the freezer.
 

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It's OK to store them in a fridge rather than a freezer, if that helps things domestically - if you're vacuum packing and fridging then that will preserve them well enough. I keep unopened packs in the fridge, and open packs in the freezer FWIW.
 
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