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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2014, 05:26:23 PM »
I highly doubt the foodsaver removes all oxygen from the jar.

Just do the experiment at room temp on a day off when you can check every hour.


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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2014, 05:29:37 PM »
I highly doubt the foodsaver removes all oxygen from the jar.

Just do the experiment at room temp on a day off when you can check every hour.

I think this would be a better method.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2014, 05:34:10 PM »
 I expect a full write up utilizing the scientific method.

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2014, 05:38:21 PM »
I'd give the nod to using a food saver bag (what I do), but I'm sure a vacuum sealed jar would work too. The real trick for me is to reign in my urge to have 5 times the hops I can possibly use in a timely fashion. I think if you're buying a reasonable amount of hops for your actual usage, either method (done properly) would give good results.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2014, 05:42:58 PM »
Hop prices can change. Remember how cheap they were years back then suddenly very expensive and scarce? It makes sense to stock up if the price is right. Come to think of it hops have not returned to the pre-2008 prices. I was paying 75 cents an oz. ;D
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
There is that too, Euge !  Lead to me having an a$$load of hops a few times.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2014, 08:03:37 PM »
My money in the great avocado debate is that the bagged version turns into guacamole.

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2014, 08:05:33 PM »
I have 26# of hops in my freezer. 
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2014, 08:44:10 PM »
I have 26# of hops in my freezer.

Damn you. Now I have to go weigh out my stash. And potentially buy more just to keep up.
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2014, 08:46:52 PM »
I'd give the nod to using a food saver bag (what I do), but I'm sure a vacuum sealed jar would work too. The real trick for me is to reign in my urge to have 5 times the hops I can possibly use in a timely fashion. I think if you're buying a reasonable amount of hops for your actual usage, either method (done properly) would give good results.

+1000 - I somehow feel like I need to have every hop I could possibly need on hand at all times. In 1-lb increments, no less. Plus a few ounces of every new and experimental hop I can get my hands on. Better than meth, I guess...
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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2014, 08:48:01 PM »
My money in the great avocado debate is that the bagged version turns into guacamole.

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Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2014, 06:56:57 AM »
My money in the great avocado debate is that the bagged version turns into guacamole.

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You are correct sir!

We get bagged avocados at the supermarket. Oddly enough sometimes you find them in the meat section, but usually in the produce dept in the chilled area. I find them to be of poor quality, almost always under-ripe and rife with those nasty fibers one sometimes finds in an avocado. Barely fit for guacamole.

I suggest ripening and then bagging the peeled fruit along with one of the pits. Sticking a pit down into the guacamole will keep it from turning brown so quickly. That's a trick for making the dip in advance.
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