Watch Out With The Freezer Bags
In a podcast or video Dave talks about how to store beans (interesting if you buy 5 pound bags like me) and he suggests freezing. Apparently it's okay if you don't let the freezer-air get in, and don't let the beans get wet. He says to use use double ziplock or use vacuum-sealed bags. He also says that when you take the bag out of the freezer you let it sit AWHILE before opening the bag and using the beans. Like overnight. So.. I thought I'd try it. I messed up, and it tastes gross. Learn from my loss....
I thought I would use my BPA-free sous-vide plastic bags. Those have valves so I can vacuum-seal and remove all the air with my little hand pump... Unfortunately, I learned the seals on those bags aren't too good for long term use in the freezer. Air got into 2 out of 3 of my bags! Gah! Since I had not double-bagged - it was wet, freezer air. Disgusting. I used one of the 2 bags pretty promptly. It didn't taste too bad but didn't taste as good as usual. Now, a couple weeks later I'm on my 2nd of the 2 defiled bags, and I have to say, it tastes bad. So, watch out! Be careful. I think next time I will try putting tape on the exterior of the seal AND I'll double bag.
PS I wonder if I should just throw out these beans? Could it actually be harming me to drink?