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Offline YorkshireBrewer

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Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« on: September 02, 2023, 03:36:22 pm »

How do people store ingredients their didn't use on brew day? airtight containers?

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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2023, 03:44:02 pm »
I store hops vacuum sealed in the freezer. I store dry yeast in the fridge. I store grain in a blue cooler (an old mash tun) and in 5 gal buckets fitted with spin on lids.

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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2023, 06:18:05 pm »
I buy hops by the pound and freeze right away. When I open a package, anything that isn't used is vacuum sealed in a Mason jar and frozen. Grains in 5 gal. buckets, unless they're in sealed bags from the supplier, and dry yeast in the fridge. I usually order hops once/year, yeast and grains (whole) every 2 to 3 months.
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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 07:46:20 am »
I also buy hops that I use a lot of by the pound and put them in the freezer.  then same goes with smaller amounts.  When the package is opened, I then vacuum seal the package and stor them in a freezer.  Both dry and liquid yeasts are stored in the fridge (do not freeze yeast).
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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2023, 09:15:43 am »
I only buy hops in small quantities - 1 or 2 oz, to minimize the storage problem. When I have unused hops from a package, I roll up the end and squeeze out the air as much as possible. Then hold it tightly in place with rubber bands. then put this in a freezer zip lock. Then put that in a mason jar and close the lid tightly. These left over hops become bittering hops - aroma hops are generally from the original sealed package.

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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2023, 12:06:22 pm »
I buy hops by the pound and vacuum seal them for the freezer. Yeast is in a fridge. I buy base malt by the sack and keep it in the sack, other malts I buy just ahead of the brew day.
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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2023, 05:18:29 am »
For me, malt is stored in large Vittles Vault containers with gamma seal lids, hops are stored in the freezer and yeast is in the fridge (36F).  I tend to pitch batch to batch, though, so very little yeast is stored - unless in its original packaging.
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Re: Storing hops/yeast/ malt
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2023, 06:26:55 am »
I vacuum seal hops and yeast. Grains go in buckets. I don't buy a lot of different grains at once. One sack at a time and use it until it is gone.