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hop pellit storage
« on: October 31, 2014, 04:32:55 PM »
I started buying hops by the pound. Looking for  storage ideas. I have a vacuum sealer but to do all those 1 oz packs seems a little much. Can I just throw them in a mason jar in the freezer door? Im not storing anything for more than 6 months tops.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 04:51:51 PM »
I do both vacuum sealed bags and mason jars (have a mason jar attachment for my vacuum sealer).  Either work fine.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 04:56:05 PM »
I vacuum seal the whole pound in a large bag with a lot of extra space. When I need hops I cut open the top, take out what I need, then reseal the bag. One of the reasons why I like bulk hops is that I brew smaller batches and don't often use even numbers of ounces in a recipe. If my hop bill is 1.6 ounces of one hop, 3.5 of another and 2.25 of a third I don't need to worry about wasting hops. If I broke everything down into smaller bags I would.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 05:02:03 PM »
I prefer to vacuum seal in bags but have used mason jars before for hops that were not gonna stay in the freezer long. Both work fine in that case.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 06:37:43 PM »
I vacuum seal the whole pound in a

Same here.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 06:57:17 PM »
I vacuum seal the whole pound in a

Same here.


I break mine down into ~4oz packs and also leave plenty of space for resealing. Jars are good too, but with jars .5oz takes up the same amount of space as 4oz.

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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 07:05:36 PM »
Jars are good too, but with jars .5oz takes up the same amount of space as 4oz.


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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 08:19:33 PM »
Unless you're vacuum-sealing the jars, that's no better than a zipper bag. Probably worse than a zipper bag with the air squeezed out.

Personally, I just double-bag them.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 09:15:59 PM »
After reading similar threads on here before, I started buying in bulk pounds and bought a vacuum sealer. One pound per large bag, lots of extra space. I pull out what I need and re-seal. The savings in per oz hops for a years worth of batches more than paid for the sealer


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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 09:27:22 PM »

Unless you're vacuum-sealing the jars, that's no better than a zipper bag. Probably worse than a zipper bag with the air squeezed out.

Personally, I just double-bag them.

Back before I bought a vacuum sealer, I used to at least purge the jars with a 2.5 lb CO2 tank before filling and closing. No comparison to a vacuum sealer though. Wouldn't trade my sealer for anything.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 09:31:02 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2014, 05:23:51 AM »
Another vote for seal the whole thing, use some, reseal

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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2014, 01:09:28 PM »
I use mason jars and flush with CO2 after each use. A buddy of mine showed me this and it works great.
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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 02:33:21 AM »
They make an attachment to vacuum seal canning jars. That would probably do a good job.

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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 12:53:44 PM »
A lot of the hops are in mylar packaging now. These are super easy to seal with a hot iron. I simply purge the bag with Co2, push as much gas out as possible and seal them on a cutting board.

Edit: I should say, maybe it is not mylar but its the silver packaging that HopUnion ships its hops in.

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Re: hop pellit storage
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2014, 11:24:55 PM »
+1 Vacuum sealer
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