airtight containers still seal air in with them... Vac sealers really are the bomb.. That said, before I got mine I used double Zip Lock bags and airtight containers... I was really only buying 50g at a time then and I was using them all pretty quickly..Is there alternatives if someone doesn't have access to vacumm seal? such as an airtight container etc.?
After doing a few all grain BIAB's I have a lot of left over hops. I have been sealing them up in zip lock bags. Is this the best way to store them or would I be better off cyrovacing??
niko brew had a sale on several hops at $10 a pound which is about 450 grm but seems the sale is over, still got pound of cascade for $14
Quite right - although you may want to think ahead if using the hops multiple times in the future. Freezing will fracture the lupulin glands, and multiple freezing/thawing will help all the goodies inside oxidise very quickly imparting that cheesy character. Measure them out into your brewing quantities before cryoing so you freeze once/thaw once for best results. Otherwise the fridge will do just fine without damaging the glands and bracteoles.Zip lock bags still breath, they are ok for your sandwiches for lunch but not for hop storage for more than a week or two.
Vac sealer and if you can get them for your sealer foil bags are the best, if not the clear bags are great.
Then store as cold as you can, fridge is good but I think the freezer is better.
Sealed properly and frozen they will keep years with minimal degradation.
:icon_offtopic:Once you've got your vac sealer don't forget to marinate a couple of stakes and seal them up :icon_cheers:
and that fresh fish, mmmm
I just treat them like any other frozen food, once defrosted do not refreeze. I find it doesn't take that long to grab a bag, weigh out the required hops and get them back in the freezer. I doubt they would actually be out for more than 30secs.