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Ordering hops
« on: September 17, 2011, 07:33:00 AM »
This may be a simple question but I have never had hops shipped x-country before.  If the hops are vacuum sealed should I worry about  keeping them cool during transit?

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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 07:59:51 AM »
They won't be warm for that long.  If you wait a little, the 2011 crop will start showing up.  Already on for some varieties Freshops.  Hopsdirect says most of theirs go on sale Oct 5.  It will be cooler then.  I don't worry about this one.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 11:09:24 AM »
Thanks Jeff. I didn't think it was as much of an issue this time of year.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 12:55:48 PM »
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 05:27:55 PM »
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 06:37:47 AM »
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.

 I have received them this way also but can't remember the vendor :-[
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 11:40:55 AM »
I've had them come both vacuum sealed and just secured with a twist-tie in the same shipment. Invest in a vacuum sealer.

Curious as to the vendor. Have never received hops packaged this way.

 I have received them this way also but can't remember the vendor :-[

IIRC it was Fresh Hops.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 12:26:34 PM »
Freshops ships them vacuum sealed and includes a twist tie in the bag for resealing.
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Re: Ordering hops
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 05:08:45 PM »
Freshops ships them vacuum sealed and includes a twist tie in the bag for resealing.
So the mailman is taking a share and resealing the bag. ;)
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