Ross said:I'd be getting a refund on your containers - coz they obviously ain't airtight ...Darren said:bindi said:I do this Ross and when I open the freezer I still smell hops , I will change to use glass as Justin says.Ross said:i use ziplock bags but keep them inside a 100% airtight plastic containers - With the double barrier, there isn't a trace of hop smell in my freezer...
Was my experience too. Now i keep them in the foils they are supplied in
Darren said:I'd be getting a refund on your containers - coz they obviously ain't airtight ...
all well & good - but sealing into small enough bags for brews days would seem to be stretching your luck a little with the local butcher...Lindsay Dive said:If you have a friendly Butcher, as opposed to going to the big supermarkets, you may well be in business.
Most Butcher shops these days have cryovac machines that suck the very last sniff of air out of the plastic bags before sealing. The bags are cheap and the method is simple.
This is the go!! Then wrap the bags in paper so the sharp 'icicles' don't pierce the plastic and into the freezer.
I am of the opinion that this method will store hops well over two years without any noticeble difference.
devo said:but seriously....I've been thinking of using a 3gal keg, putting in the hop bags, purging out the air with CO2 and popping the keg into the freezer.
any thoughts? :huh: