I recently got a really good deal on some bulk pellet hops (several pounds). What is the best way to store them? I've heard that they should be vacuum sealed and put in the freezer. Will they be OK for 6-9 months if I store them in a zip-lock bag without being vacuum sealed?
I've also started growing my own hops in the backyard. I don't get much yet, but I'm anticipating the yield increasing over the next few years. Do the same storage rules apply to dried whole hops?