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Old 12-11-2017, 10:01 PM   #11
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This pack is then stored in a big air tight drum, with my grains.
Chuck the burgers, ice cubes out and stick it in the freezer!!!
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Old 14-11-2017, 12:04 PM   #12
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Chuck the burgers, ice cubes out and stick it in the freezer!!!
I still wouldn't have space. I bought a lot!
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Every ingredient in the HB process will deteriorate with age. We have no control of what our suppliers sell us.
Plan your brews a few in advance
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My biggest concern is people who freeze thier hops, thinking that this is a good practice.
Its never been proven, that this is beneficial
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I would say:
Bittering hops: won't loose much of their bittering abilities if the packet is just resealed.
Aroma hops: will lose their smell much more quickly so as others say, freeze them. Personally I don't bother.
Speciality grains: you're only using small amounts so any deterioration will only have a small effect on the wort.
Pale malts: whole grains will keep fine for months. Crushed grains will deteriorate noticeably very quickly. Like, if you buy a 25kg bag, the first brew will be the best, the last one will be noticeably worse and that's just in a couple of months. (unless it's already stale when you buy it of course.)
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My biggest concern is people who freeze thier hops, thinking that this is a good practice.
Its never been proven, that this is beneficial
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I think it's pretty much been proven that freezing any organic matter inhibits deterioration. The only issue is what happens at defrost. Doesn't appear from the anecdotal evidence that it has a negative effect.

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I think it's pretty much been proven that freezing any organic matter inhibits deterioration. The only issue is what happens at defrost. Doesn't appear from the anecdotal evidence that it has a negative effect.

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I've used hops which have been properly sealed and then frozen for over a year. There may be differences that a mass spectrometer or some such can detect, but my nose and tongue certainly can't.
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I don't notice a problem with base malt staling. I buy 25kg of precrushed Muntons malt from a local brewery, they are pretty fresh stock as a result and come with a best before date of a year from package date. Tends to take me 6-8 months to use it up, and I keep it nice and dry in an airtight container.

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I have a pack of "Really useful Box" boxes from B&Q. They have a clip on lid but I would doubt are very airtight. Anyone used these for grains? would you recommend them?
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I think it's pretty much been proven that freezing any organic matter inhibits deterioration. The only issue is what happens at defrost. Doesn't appear from the anecdotal evidence that it has a negative effect.

Oh...and it has been proven. Yeah forgot that.

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that makes an interesting read!!!!

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