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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 03:19:20 AM »
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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2020, 02:40:50 PM »
It's a good think costco doesn't sell hops, or you would really have a problem!
True.  Honey, I picked up 400 pounds of MOTUEKA!

A question:  are you guys vac-sealing your hops?  I picked up an El Cheapo sealer on Amazon and it's been fantastic so far.  It creates a very good seal and the hop bags are as hard as a rock.  My hops are staying much fresher much longer.

One thing I learned early on is to not cheap out on bags.  Cheap bags can let air in through the surface of the bag.

+1.

 I only buy the bags that are recommended by the manufacturer of the sealer.  That said, if you don't make sure that the bag is completely sealed on both ends, they will leak in air (I occasionally run them through twice, especially on the bottom end).  Doesn't happen to me very often, but every once in a while I have to re-seal a bag that has leaked.

The idea of double bagging is a a good one but if you have good quality bags, you might not need to spend the extra time and money on bag material
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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 05:15:40 PM »
Got my Hop Heaven order today. It's like Christmas! It couldnt come soon enough too. I was dowwn to 1 # of azacca, 1/2 # Idaho Gem and a couple ounces of Mt. Hood.

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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2020, 10:04:25 PM »
You guys ordering from Hop Heaven: are you receiving 2020 harvest hops?

I see 2019 and older but I don’t see 2020’s harvest yet.
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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2020, 10:33:36 PM »
You guys ordering from Hop Heaven: are you receiving 2020 harvest hops?

I see 2019 and older but I don’t see 2020’s harvest yet.
Ted just emailed me today to let me know that the US hops in my order are ready, and the European ones should be in mid January.

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Re: I have a hop problem...
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2020, 10:37:41 PM »
I’ll email Ted then. Thx!


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