Re: Storing hop pellets

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Bill Velek wrote:

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This thread has promted me to finally post after, just reading, for over a
year.

Bill, you seem to be a pretty knowledgable guy, but I could not help but
wonder what you're thinking here.

"Oxygen-free water"

If my memory serves me correctly, water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part
oxygen.
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
ice water.

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.

Beefjerky





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I can tell you that coating frozen meat and fish with ice can prevent freezer
burn for long periods.



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

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