Hop Storage - Frozen vs. Refrigerated

Studies have shown that hops stored frozen will maintain their quality significantly longer than hops stored refrigerated. For example, hops stored properly at frozen temperatures will only show a slight loss of alpha acids over the course of a year but the same hops will lose about 25% of their alpha acids if stored in a refrigerator.

Most hop suppliers store their hops frozen but brewers tend to keep them refrigerated since freezer space is limited. Would LEX consider adding a “Frozen” “Storage Type” option when listing hops for sale on the website?

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We have 3+ years of Shelf Life studies on frozen hops.
Can easily confirm the statement, “hops stored frozen will maintain their quality significantly longer than hops stored refrigerated.”

Jim
Blue Lake Hops

This is already in our backlog and will eventually get added.

@max can you point me to the study that shows a 25% loss of AA% in 1 year refrigerated?