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- Re: Storing hop pellets
December 25, 2007, 12:46 pm
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Bill Velek wrote:
This thread has promted me to finally post after, just reading, for over a
Bill, you seem to be a pretty knowledgable guy, but I could not help but
wonder what you're thinking here.
If my memory serves me correctly, water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part
So, in the case of "the oxygen having been driven off during boiling" this
would leave only the hydrogen. Right?
Water, weather frozen or not, would NEVER make a good oxygen barrier because
it is 1/3 oxygen.
Also, if you freeze them in water, you better take precautions to seal them
well or the ice will absorb off flavors from foods.
Example, freeze a bag of onions in your ice compartment then try a glass of
If you don't have a vacuum sealer, I'd suggest multiple bags with air
squeezed out and stored in rubbermaid or tupperware container in freezer.
No offense, just my suggestion.
Re: Storing hop pellets
I would say some sort of foil lined bag would work better than
anything. I wonder if you could even use a mylar ballon. It would be
big enough and they hold helium for long periods of time and helium is
smaller than oxygen. I wonder if you could even seal it with a
clothes iron. This is kind of a stretch but maybe worth a try. I'm
not sure of good way to get rid of the o2 in the bag