Vacuum packed hops

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  1. Vallka

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    So if I vacuum pack all of my hops, do I need to keep them in the freezer or just keep them cold to preserve them for long time periods?
     
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    you want to keep them as dry as possible so no fridge, I keep mine in the freezer just because Ive had some bags seals break and its just second precaution but if truly air tight you could store them anywhere
     
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    Likewise i keep mine in the freezer:)
     
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    In the freezer.
     
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    I use a freezer too in my garage. Got it for free though and it's full of hops.

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    I love my vacuum bagger! :D
    Yes... freezer.
     
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    That's an answer to the dilemma of temperature control we're talking about in another thread: Sometimes people will give a freezer or refrigerator away rather than having to move it or dispose of it. And yes, I love my vacuum bagger, too!
     
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    Oh boy! Oh boy if i only woke up tomorrow to my freezer packed full of dank piney citrusy floral tropical fruit smelling flaverfull hops like that id take a week off work and be brewing from sun up to sun down. Makes my measly hop colletion look like a single 60 min addition compared to your whirlpool dry hop looking stash:D!

    I see you do have a fair bit of leaf tucked in there too...
     
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    I think I may have posted this here before, but if not, this is how I vacuum seal mason jars for hop storage. The only thing I do different is I use proper mason jar lids and rings, and before screwing down the ring I place another unperforated lid on top of the perforated and taped one. I figure that if the tape seal fails, the seal on the second lid should maintain the vacuum. I already had all the stuff for this around the house, so this cost me a grand total of $0
    http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/salad...k-salad-in-a-jar-for-less-than-6-plus-a-video
     
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    I got a pound and a half of leaf in the fall during harvest. I'm not sure I care enough about it to deal with the hassle trying to use more than 30g of it causes (takes up a ton of space) but it's cool to have it.
     

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