Two months ago I brewed an ale with three hops - cascade, northern brewer and saaz. I immediately put them in the freezer, but want to know how to best use them (if there has been any degredation).
So, preferably (to make this a complete guide) I'd like answers to the following questions:
How does freezing effect
- Aroma potential
- Bittering potential
- Flavor potential
in the following forms of hops:
My hops were whole, and frozen 30 minutes after opening the vacuum bag (in the same bag, but no longer with vacuum). I've read that I should add 30% extra bittering hops. Does flavor/aroma potential degrade more/less?
There is a similar question on this site, but it asks what the best way to store opened hops is, but not if the effect of storage is.