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100 x Avid Armor Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags [hops & more] – $10.99, 11 cents each + free prime ship

100 SMALL Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags Size 5" x 8" for Food Saver, Seal a Meal Type and Sous Vide, BPA Free Heavy Duty Commercial Grade, Pre-Cut Embossed Storage Bag Universal Design Avid Armor

100 SMALL Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags Size 5″ x 8″ for Food Saver, Seal a Meal Type and Sous Vide, BPA Free Heavy Duty Commercial Grade, Pre-Cut Embossed Storage Bag Universal Design Avid Armor

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  • NEW SMALL PINT VACUUM FOOD BAG – Excellent quality, economically priced. Perfect for small portions
  • SMALLER SIZE 5×8 INCH – perfect for sous vide and small food storage like snacks, herbs, jerky
  • FOOD SAFE – BPA Free for storing fresh or cooked foods in freezer, microwave, and cooking sous vide
  • VACUUM BAG – Top rated vacuum sealer bag works with all food vacuum sealer machines Foodsaver type
  • QUALITY PRECUT VACUUM SEAL BAG – 3 mil top panel, 4 mil embossed back panel for maximum protection

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

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100 SMALL Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags Size 5″ x 8″ for Food Saver, Seal a Meal Type and Sous Vide, BPA Free Heavy Duty Commercial Grade, Pre-Cut Embossed Storage Bag Universal Design Avid Armor – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: Oliso Vacuum Sealer – for hop preservation & storage

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Oliso Vacuum Sealer

For years, I would buy 1 oz. bags of hops from my LHBS, and only use a portion of the bag. I would put some tape over the leftovers and throw it in the fridge. When I went to brew again, I couldn’t remember when those hops were stashed there, and I knew they weren’t sealed properly, so I wouldn’t use them. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, but I also didn’t want to use such an undefined variable in my recipe. If the beer turned out not as planned, I wouldn’t know if it was because of improperly stored hops, or just a bad recipe. If the beer turned out great, I’d be concerned if I could recreate it next time around.


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Vacuum Sealing Mylar Bags Using Traditional Vacuum Sealers

Vacuum sealer bags are great at sealing out oxygen, preventing freezer burn, etc.  FoodSaver bags, vacuum sealers and the like are a great way to store hops, grains, spices and more!

Why Mylar?

Mylar bags block oxygen and are a great way to store hops and other oxygen sensitive materials.  As a testament to this, many hop distributors and sellers distribute hops in Mylar type bags.  Sometimes those are vacuum sealed and sometimes they are nitrogen flushed.

Mylar bags are not generally expensive, so that’s great!  The problem is vacuum sealers that can seal Mylar bags ARE expensive.  Sometimes very expensive.  That’s not great!

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Tip: Second Easiest Way to Seal Mylar Bags using a FoodSaver-type Vacuum Sealers – hops & more

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Why Mylar?

Mylar bags block oxygen and are a great way to store hops and other oxygen sensitive materials.  As a testament to this, many hop distributors and sellers distribute hops in Mylar type bags.  Sometimes those are vacuum sealed and sometimes they are nitrogen flushed.

Mylar bags are not generally expensive, so that’s great!  The problem is vacuum sealers that can seal Mylar bags ARE expensive.  Sometimes very expensive.  That’s not great!

The “Snorkel” Method for Sealing Mylar Bags

  • Cut a 1″ strip off the top of a vacuum bag.
  • Fill the Mylar bag with hops or whatever you’re going to store.
  • Insert the 1″ strip into the filled bag so that the strip sticks out of the Mylar bag.
  • Trim the end of this strip so that about 1/2″ is sticking out of the Mylar bag.
  • Insert the top of the Mylar bag into the vacuum sealer bag, ensuring that the 1″ strip of vacuum bag is sticking slightly out of the top of the Mylar bag.  This acts as a channel.
  • Vacuum and Seal.
  • Because Mylar bags can be thicker that standard vacuum sealer bags, you may need to double seal the top with your vacuum sealer’s heat strip.
  • Trim the excess vacuum bag strip.
  • Trick Required: There is a trick here.  Notice I didn’t say FoodSaver bag.  I, initially, tried this with a FoodSaver bag and it wouldn’t seal correctly.  FoodSaver bags  are a bit thicker than most others on the market.  Look for a thinner style bag to try with this technique.
  • See Tip 11 for another method
  • In my opinion, this is the second easiest way to seal a Mylar Bag using a traditional type vacuum sealer.
  • Shop Around, Search Amazon for “mylar bags for food storage”
  • Shop Around, Search Amazon for “vacuum sealer bags”
  • Review: Hands on Review: FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealer
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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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Tip: Easiest Way to Seal Mylar Bags using a FoodSaver-type Vacuum Sealers – hops & more

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


Why Mylar?

Mylar bags block oxygen and are a great way to store hops and other oxygen sensitive materials.  As a testament to this, many hop distributors and sellers distribute hops in Mylar type bags.  Sometimes those are vacuum sealed and sometimes they are nitrogen flushed.

Mylar bags are not generally expensive, so that’s great!  The problem is vacuum sealers that can seal Mylar bags ARE expensive.  Sometimes very expensive.  That’s not great!

The “Nested” Method for Sealing Mylar Bags

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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100 Pint Size Vacuum Sealer Bags 4 mil Thick – for hops & more – $15.99 + Free Shipping

100 6x10 PINT Vacuum Sealer Bags compatible w FoodSaver™ for Food Storage 4 mil

100 FoodVacBags 6X10 Pint Size Vacuum Sealer Bags by FoodVacBags

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

I use these and I can tell you that they are nice, img_cln_img_1192-e1451946777942-300x225high quality vac bags.  They are mentioned in my FoodSaver V2244 Review.  These pint size bags can hold approximately 10.5 ounces of pellet hops.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $15.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

100 6×10 PINT FoodVacBags Food Storage Vacuum Sealer Bags! 4 Mil Food Saver

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Bonsenkitchen Automatic Vacuum Sealer + Bags [Preserve Hops & More] – $29.99 + free shipping

Bonsenkitchen Food Saver Sealer Vacuum Machine, Compact Kitchen Food Sealer for Sous Vide Cooking, One Key Automatic Vac/Seal Food Preservation with Starter Kit

Bonsenkitchen Food Saver Sealer Vacuum Machine, Compact Kitchen Food Sealer for Sous Vide Cooking, One Key Automatic Vac/Seal Food Preservation with Starter Kit

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  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: We take full responsibility for Food saver VS3803 quality and provide one-year warranty for 100% satisfaction, please contact our Customer Service if you find the plug is for Europe
  • Multifunctional: 2-in-1 functions with vacuum and seal, choose dry & moist mode based on the type of food you want to seal, such as snacks, poached, simmered and steamed food
  • Easy to use with Automatic Vacuum Sealing Operation: Press “Vac Seal” button, choose the correct mode from Dry & Moist mode settings to vacuum seal your different types of food or other household items. Press “Seal” function to reseal bags of rolls, snacks and others if you only want to seal. Press “Out Vac” button to preserve red wine or used for vacuum storage container
  • Free Bag Cutter & Removable Design: Including a bag cutter, take it easy to make a customized bag with maximum 11.81inch cutting width in few seconds. The top and bottom lids are removable, to split them with 90 degrees vertically, and the bottom lid is washable
  • Perfect assistant for kitchen: Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Sealer is a perfect assistant to preserve food and helps to save money and space. It helps to preserve food up to 5 times longer than zipper bags basically depending on the type of food. A best choice to preserve valuables and household things away from dust and damp

 

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Bonsenkitchen Food Saver Sealer Vacuum Machine, Compact Kitchen Food Sealer for Sous Vide Cooking, One Key Automatic Vac/Seal Food Preservation with Starter Kit


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TWO x 11″ x 50′ Vacuum Sealer Bag Rolls by Wevac [hops & more]

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11x50 Rolls 2 pack for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Vide

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11×50 Rolls 2 pack

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  • HEAVY DUTY AND PUNCTURE PREVENTION – 2 pack of 11 inch by 50 feet rolls with embossed channels to increase suction, with BONE GUAEDS to prevent piercing, keep fresh without freezer burn or dehydration
  • INCREASE STORAGE TIME FOR NUTRITION AND FLAVOR – 3-6 times longer food shelf life, lock freshness, flavor and nutrition inside
  • WORKS WITH ALL VACUUM SEALERS – work with all suction vac heat sealer, such as Food Saver, Seal a meal, Nesco, Weston, Cabela’s, Ziploc etc.
  • FDA APPROVED AND BPA FREE – Prefect for food storage, freeze dried meal, sous vide, gardening, tea leaves, documents and electronics
  • GREAT VALUE WITH FREE BONE GUARDS – more affordable, greater value with 5 puncture prevention bone guards included

 

Use to store hops and more

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11×50 Rolls 2 pack for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Vide – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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100 x Pint Vacuum Sealer Bag Rolls by Wevac [hops & more]

Vacuum Sealer Bags 100 Pint 6x10 Inch for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Gamesaver, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Videion, Great for Meal Prep or Sous Vide

Vacuum Sealer Bags 100 Pint 6×10 Inch for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Gamesaver, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Videion, Great for Meal Prep or Sous Vide

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  • HEAVY DUTY AND PUNCTURE PREVENTION – 6×10 pre-cut pint bags with embossed channels increase suction, with BONE GUAEDS to prevent piercing, keep fresh without freezer burn or dehydration
  • INCREASE STORAGE TIME FOR NUTRITION AND FLAVOR – 3-6 times longer food shelf life, lock freshness, flavor and nutrition inside
  • WORKS WITH ALL VACUUM SEALERS – work with all suction vac heat sealer, such as Food Saver, Seal a meal, Nesco, Weston, Cabela’s, Ziploc etc.
  • FDA APPROVED AND BPA FREE – Prefect for food storage, freeze dried meal, sous vide, gardening, tea leaves, documents and electronics

 

cln_img_1189About 10 ounces of hops vacuumed sealed in a pint size vacuum seal bag.  Note: this is a different, model and brand than the bags featured here.  Actual storage capacity will vary.

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

Vacuum Sealer Bags 100 Pint 6×10 Inch for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Gamesaver, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Videion, Great for Meal Prep or Sous Vide – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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TWO x 11″ x 50′ Vacuum Sealer Bag Rolls by Wevac [hops & more]

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11x50 Rolls 2 pack for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Vide

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11×50 Rolls 2 pack

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • HEAVY DUTY AND PUNCTURE PREVENTION – 2 pack of 11 inch by 50 feet rolls with embossed channels to increase suction, with BONE GUAEDS to prevent piercing, keep fresh without freezer burn or dehydration
  • INCREASE STORAGE TIME FOR NUTRITION AND FLAVOR – 3-6 times longer food shelf life, lock freshness, flavor and nutrition inside
  • WORKS WITH ALL VACUUM SEALERS – work with all suction vac heat sealer, such as Food Saver, Seal a meal, Nesco, Weston, Cabela’s, Ziploc etc.
  • FDA APPROVED AND BPA FREE – Prefect for food storage, freeze dried meal, sous vide, gardening, tea leaves, documents and electronics
  • GREAT VALUE WITH FREE BONE GUARDS – more affordable, greater value with 5 puncture prevention bone guards included

 

Use to store hops and more

Wevac Vacuum Sealer Bags 11×50 Rolls 2 pack for Food Saver, Seal a Meal, Weston. Commercial Grade, BPA Free, Heavy Duty, Puncture Prevention, Great for vac storage, Meal Prep or Sous Vide – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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