Keith beat me to it. The two exact things I was going to say
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Kyle - What if it's already as funky as I want it to be? I'm not planning on being on this continent in 3 years, so I think I'm on a different time-frame than you.
Are you planning on being incontinent? Is that why you need to drink now?
7/20 - 1.022, 1.022, pH 3.6, 3.5I thought you said they were at 1.012 on 7/20? Either way, with the beers being only 3 months old, I wouldn't be too concerned yet. Mixed fermentations are usually pretty slow.
9/5 - 1.012, 1.012 pH 3.6, 3.5
Did you pasturize the purree before racking with it?By definition canned puree is already pasteurized.
I do exactly the same thing. My eldest are probably 2 years old but they're still in great shape. Yay for the foodsaver. I didn't disguise that purchase though. The wife knew damn well what it was for.So if you keep them sealed do they stay good indefinitely? Do you portion them out and seal them in increments, or just reseal the bag after you use them?
Indefinitely is a long time! I've got pellets that are 4-5 years old and still good. I put them in big bags and reseal them after I take some out.
If I get them in vacuum-sealed 1-ounce bags (like from one of the online homebrew shops), then I'll generally leave them as-is. If I get some in bulk (Freshops, Hops Direct, Yakima Valley, etc.), then once I crack the package I'll put them in a Food Saver bag. I use the rolls and cut the bag to length with a few inches of extra headspace. This way as I need to crack the bag open I have plenty of room to re-seal it.
And yes, I bought a FoodSaver just for my hops. I told the wife it was for the garden veggies, but I have pounds of hops in my freezer and just a few handfuls of fruit & berries...
Did you vac-pack them?I've done both. Obviously vacuum packed is better, but a few days in a ziplock with the air squeezed out didn't seem to have much negative effect
I'm not convinced it was a finger that Drew was thinking of.... funny either way though.I'm apparently 7 years old cause this makes me laugh:I thought the same. Clearly, we are giving the finger to the idea of ice in beer.