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Old 01-29-2010, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Vac Sealer with Mason Jar lids?

I seen someone mention that they use mason jars with their vac sealer.(edit: for hops) and pointed out that they use the below item.

Do you need 1 lid for each mason jar? or does this connect to the jar and seal the lid? meaning you buy one and use it over and over just need new lids?


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http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...1&SKU=12479239

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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I use it.

You need ONE of those attachments. It fits over the jar and lid and creates the vaccuum. Then you remove the attachment and go to the next jar...

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ok cool. thanks! just need a scale and one of these i can start my hop storage.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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It works well. There are two sizes, large mouth and the smaller one.

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When I got mine I started playing w/ all kinds of other stuff too. Just put the inside lid over the jar, then slide the vacuum sealer down tight. I keep chocolate candies and stuff like that in them to keep air and bugs out.

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This has become my preferred method for storing hops and specialty grain. I use the small mouth Ball mason jars and can store roughly 1 lb of pellet hops or 1 lb of specialty grain in each jar. It keeps everything fresh and makes measuring and resealing very easy. I love it.

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This has become my preferred method for storing hops and specialty grain. I use the small mouth Ball mason jars and can store roughly 1 lb of pellet hops or 1 lb of specialty grain in each jar. It keeps everything fresh and makes measuring and resealing very easy. I love it.
Sorry to necro this thread, but what size mason jars are you using to store 1 lb of pellet hops (that's what I'm looking to do, and I want to buy the right size jars)?
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The quart jars will work just fine for one pound of hops. I buy my hops in 11pound bags so storage is very important. I go so far as to stick a plastic tube In the jar and flush with co2, then vacuum seal. I've had pellet hops frozen in that manner for over 2 years with no I'll effects.

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