- Feb 13, 2019
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- New Jersey
Try it out. The way I see it is keeping hops cold is important for long term storage. If you leave a vacuum sealed bag of hops at room temp for a week or two I highly doubt you’ll notice a difference with one that’s been kept cold. Containing the hops within a purged keg is very similar to a purged bag or any other oxygen free container. As I said, I like to do a few manual purge cycles prior to the ferm co2 kicking in. You could also wait until ferm starts before putting them in.Yeah it seems to go against everything we've been told about hop storage, haha. Would suck to loose a lb of dry hops but you've done it many times by the sounds of it so sounds good. Going to try this on my next brew, ordered some mesh bags today so should be all set.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. I suggest listening to to the whole thing but if you go to 50 minutes in you’ll hear them talk about hop storage. Apparently Alvarado Street has intentionally stored their hops at room temp.
Tons of awesome discussion throughout the whole podcast though.
Episode 144: Cellarmaker’s Tim Sciascia and Connor Casey Discuss Evaluating Hops, Brewing Hazy West Coast IPA, and More
Listen to this episode from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast on Spotify. Connor Casey and Tim Sciascia of San Francisco’s Cellarmaker Brewing (https://cellarmakerbrewing.com) have a well-earned reputation among peers as savants when it comes to hops. From the colorful descriptive language...