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Title: Ordering hops
Post by: saintpierre on September 17, 2011, 02:33:00 PM
This may be a simple question but I have never had hops shipped x-country before.  If the hops are vacuum sealed should I worry about  keeping them cool during transit?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 17, 2011, 02:59:51 PM
They won't be warm for that long.  If you wait a little, the 2011 crop will start showing up.  Already on for some varieties Freshops.  Hopsdirect says most of theirs go on sale Oct 5.  It will be cooler then.  I don't worry about this one.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: saintpierre on September 17, 2011, 06:09:24 PM
Thanks Jeff. I didn't think it was as much of an issue this time of year.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: euge on September 17, 2011, 07:55:48 PM
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: maxieboy on September 18, 2011, 12:27:55 AM
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: tubercle on September 18, 2011, 01:37:47 PM
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.

 I have received them this way also but can't remember the vendor :-[
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: euge on September 19, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.

 I have received them this way also but can't remember the vendor :-[

IIRC it was Fresh Hops.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: denny on September 19, 2011, 07:26:34 PM
Freshops ships them vacuum sealed and includes a twist tie in the bag for resealing.
Title: Re: Ordering hops
Post by: tschmidlin on September 20, 2011, 12:08:45 AM
Freshops ships them vacuum sealed and includes a twist tie in the bag for resealing.
So the mailman is taking a share and resealing the bag. ;)