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Offline Philbrew

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Freezing fresh hops
« on: March 17, 2015, 02:32:52 AM »
Over the past three months I've bought three lbs. of different whole hops form YVH.  After using what I need, I vacuum "seal-a-meal" them and store them in the fridge.  Can I store them in the freezer?
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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 02:53:29 AM »
All of mine are in the freezer.

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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 12:16:17 PM »
Vacuum sealed and in the freezer is the best way I know. Oxygen, temperature, and to some extent light, are what will degrade the hops and this minimizes all of those.
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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 12:17:22 PM »
Vacuum sealed and in the freezer is the best way I know. Oxygen, temperature, and to some extent light, are what will degrade the hops and this minimizes all of those.

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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 03:22:30 PM »
DONE!  My hops are gonna get very coooold.  :o
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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 05:20:56 PM »
Title said "fresh" hops.  I dry mine first.   :P
Then I weigh them into 1 oz portions then vacuum seal those in foodsaver bags taht go into the freezer.
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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 05:27:21 PM »
Title said "fresh" hops.  I dry mine first.   :P
Then I weigh them into 1 oz portions then vacuum seal those in foodsaver bags taht go into the freezer.
Noticed that too, but in the body he mentions he is concerned with an order from YVH. I began a "don't do it" response and had to change it.

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Re: Freezing fresh hops
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 08:43:30 PM »
Title said "fresh" hops.  I dry mine first.   :P
Then I weigh them into 1 oz portions then vacuum seal those in foodsaver bags taht go into the freezer.
Noticed that too, but in the body he mentions he is concerned with an order from YVH. I began a "don't do it" response and had to change it.
Yeah, I assume they are dried or somewhat dried.  There sure is a lot of hops in a pound.
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