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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2014, 02:40:24 AM »
Or a cat?

Are cats a good, quick indicator of oxidation?
Don't get me wrong, I just can't imagine why you'd waste a perfectly good avocado.
Lately I've been on this kick of my  afternoon snack consisting of a Costco (remarkably consistent) avocado, halved, sliced, sea salted, fresh ground peppered and a drop of SriRacha on each slice. All I'm sayin is give it a shot if you dig avocados. To eat that is. 
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2014, 04:10:09 AM »
Love em! Can't make my California rolls without em. But, I think if you're guessing that one method might oxidize an avocado, well what's it doing to hops?

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2014, 05:59:47 AM »
My avocado tree is in full bloom right now.  It looks like a bumper crop this year.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2014, 06:31:02 AM »
Or a cat?

Are cats to a good, quick indicator of oxidation?
Don't get me wrong, I just can't imagine why you'd waste a perfectly good avocado.
Lately I've been on this kick of my  afternoon snack consisting of a Costco (remarkably consistent) avocado, halved, sliced, sea salted, fresh ground peppered and a drop of SriRacha on each slice. All I'm sayin is give it a shot if you dig avocados. To eat that is.

Try Tabasco and/or a fresh squeeze of lime, lemon or even rice vinegar. Sublime. I like the small avocados since they are better as a single serving. They ripen quicker and more consistently. That way I can eat a whole one without any feeling of guilt.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2014, 06:55:05 AM »
My avocado tree is in full bloom right now.  It looks like a bumper crop this year.

#^#@!% Floridians  ;)....  the taps have been in our sugar maple trees for 3 weeks already but nothing's dripping as the temperature steadfastly refuses to rise above freezing for more than about 30 minutes a day... but there's still 2 feet of snow on the ground so when the thaw finally comes that should help with a good run...

(sorry... off topic but I'm particularly cold this morning!)

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2014, 07:37:55 AM »
My avocado tree is in full bloom right now.  It looks like a bumper crop this year.

#^#@!% Floridians  ;)....  the taps have been in our sugar maple trees for 3 weeks already but nothing's dripping as the temperature steadfastly refuses to rise above freezing for more than about 30 minutes a day... but there's still 2 feet of snow on the ground so when the thaw finally comes that should help with a good run...

(sorry... off topic but I'm particularly cold this morning!)
Hopefully this weekend looks like it will be warmer.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2014, 08:01:27 AM »

Here's an experimental for someone. Half and peel an avocado. Vacuum seal one half in a jar, vacuum seal the oher half in a food saver bag. Put both in the fridge. The first one to turn brown looses.

Good idea, but a waste of an avocado. ;)

How about an apple?
Except avocados and apples are browned by enzymatic reactions

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2014, 08:01:57 AM »
Atrocious!

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2014, 08:21:19 AM »

Here's an experimental for someone. Half and peel an avocado. Vacuum seal one half in a jar, vacuum seal the oher half in a food saver bag. Put both in the fridge. The first one to turn brown looses.

Good idea, but a waste of an avocado. ;)

How about an apple?
Except avocados and apples are browned by enzymatic reactions

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The enzymes facilitate the oxidation of iron/other compounds in the fruit.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2014, 08:37:28 AM »
Don't know about apples but avocado stays fresh vacuum sealed in a food saver bag. I don't know about vacuum sealed in a jar but I bet it wouldn't.

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2014, 01:20:42 PM »
Don't know about apples but avocado stays fresh vacuum sealed in a food saver bag. I don't know about vacuum sealed in a jar but I bet it wouldn't.

okay so i'm game - will get an avocado, put a quarter in a jar and another quarter in a bag and see which oxidizes first.  (I'm eating the other half, in case you were wondering.0

should I freeze or just refrigerate the samples?
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2014, 02:04:45 PM »
Don't know about apples but avocado stays fresh vacuum sealed in a food saver bag. I don't know about vacuum sealed in a jar but I bet it wouldn't.

okay so i'm game - will get an avocado, put a quarter in a jar and another quarter in a bag and see which oxidizes first.  (I'm eating the other half, in case you were wondering.0

should I freeze or just refrigerate the samples?
Paul, do it like you would for hops, so that would be freeze correct? If you want a faster experiment then in the fridge, faster yet would be room temp. I would want to know the time frame in the freezer.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2014, 02:28:13 PM »
Don't know about apples but avocado stays fresh vacuum sealed in a food saver bag. I don't know about vacuum sealed in a jar but I bet it wouldn't.

okay so i'm game - will get an avocado, put a quarter in a jar and another quarter in a bag and see which oxidizes first.  (I'm eating the other half, in case you were wondering.0

should I freeze or just refrigerate the samples?

I think the answer is going to be indefinite. These methods are both proven to eliminate oxygen from foods. I found a steak in the back of the freezer when I moved. It had been in there for over two years.... Still looked like the day I put it in there. I would guess you're going to forget about the avocado experiment in a few months and rediscover it in a decade and find a nice green avocado in both the jar and bag.... You'll then make a sandwich lol
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2014, 02:34:50 PM »
Don't know about apples but avocado stays fresh vacuum sealed in a food saver bag. I don't know about vacuum sealed in a jar but I bet it wouldn't.

okay so i'm game - will get an avocado, put a quarter in a jar and another quarter in a bag and see which oxidizes first.  (I'm eating the other half, in case you were wondering.0

should I freeze or just refrigerate the samples?

I think the answer is going to be indefinite. These methods are both proven to eliminate oxygen from foods. I found a steak in the back of the freezer when I moved. It had been in there for over two years.... Still looked like the day I put it in there. I would guess you're going to forget about the avocado experiment in a few months and rediscover it in a decade and find a nice green avocado in both the jar and bag.... You'll then make a sandwich lol
The local name chef says freezers are great, but they are not time machines. I think you could find a difference after a few more years.
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