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TXFlyGuy

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Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:46:24 am »
Is it best to store hops in the freezer? How long will they last?
I have a years supply right now!

Okay...Google is your friend! It looks like hops will last a couple years in the freezer, with zero O2 exposure.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2020, 12:06:47 pm by Myron Oleson »

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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 12:05:59 pm »
Vacuum sealed in the freezer.  For an idea of how long they'll last (generally a few years) check the HSI for the hops.
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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 01:47:49 pm »
Vacuum sealed in the freezer.  For an idea of how long they'll last (generally a few years) check the HSI for the hops.

Thanks! We over ordered...oh well, lots of beer to brew!

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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 04:05:39 pm »
Get a vacuum sealer and keep in the freezer. They can last for years.
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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 06:08:43 pm »
Vacuum sealed in the freezer.  Wait, did somebody say that already?  ;D
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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 07:20:25 pm »
Pellets last longer.  That said, you should be fine for a year vacuum sealed in the freezer.

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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 08:25:08 am »
Pellets last longer.  That said, you should be fine for a year vacuum sealed in the freezer.

THIS^^^^^ one of the reasons I switched to pellets
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Re: Hop Storage (Whole Cone)
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 08:58:02 am »
Pellets last longer.  That said, you should be fine for a year vacuum sealed in the freezer.

THIS^^^^^ one of the reasons I switched to pellets

Yes, pellets last longer. But the benefits we experience using whole cone hops far outweigh any storage advantage with pellets. It is just personal choice, and we choose whole cone!

Our hops are all sealed in O2 free bags in the freezer. Should keep well.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 08:59:40 am by Myron Oleson »