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I buy hops by the pound and reseal with my foodsaver.

I use the 8" rolls only. A pound of pellets will fit into about 8" of that roll. Using a Sharpie, I write the type of hop and the AA on the bottom flap of the vac bag.

When I use some, I cut the top off the vac bag, and then reseal.

So, since a roll is 20' long, you can easily vac more than 20# with a single roll.

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Really? So, how could a vacuum sealer actually work if the bags were oxygen permeable, hmmm?

Last September I vac sealed and froze my entire 2012 hop harvest (many pounds) and none of the bags has exhibited anything other than that "vac sealed" appearance.

Meaning, no air has permeated the bags...

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There seems to be some truth to this from that research paper I was reading.

It's a pretty small amount. For storage one year or less, it's pretty much not worth considering. Throw in one of those O2 packets if you're concerned. I linked them last post.

If you want to store rice for 15 years, the FoodSaver bags aren't what you want. If you want to store hops until the next harvest, they're just fine.
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I buy hops by the pound and reseal with my foodsaver.

I use the 8" rolls only. A pound of pellets will fit into about 8" of that roll. Using a Sharpie, I write the type of hop and the AA on the bottom flap of the vac bag.

When I use some, I cut the top off the vac bag, and then reseal.

So, since a roll is 20' long, you can easily vac more than 20# with a single roll.
Again, I'm borrowing a sealer from a friend, so I need to be able to make individual packets. Perhaps I'll make some 1 oz, some 2 oz, some 3 oz... etc.

Can you estimate how much of a 8" roll it would take to seal in a pound of pellets in, say, 2 oz packets?
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Again, I'm borrowing a sealer from a friend, so I need to be able to make individual packets. Perhaps I'll make some 1 oz, some 2 oz, some 3 oz... etc.

Can you estimate how much of a 8" roll it would take to seal in a pound of pellets in, say, 2 oz packets?
For 1# of hops, in 2 oz. increments, I'd say 3'. That's about 4" per packet, which would be plenty.
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For 1# of hops, in 2 oz. increments, I'd say 3'. That's about 4" per packet, which would be plenty.
Awesome. That still put me within one 50' roll.

Shipping prices suck on single 50' rolls, so maybe I'll get a couple other rolls while I'm at it.
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Costco just had a $25 instant rebate on their 2400 series food saver for a total cost of about $50. This was about a week ago. Comes with an 8" roll and several pouches. I grabbed one because my 10+ year old model has changed its sound lately and I foresee an unexpected death in the near future.

Edit: I split up 12 pounds of leaf hops and 3 pounds of pellets a couple weeks ago and it took about 1.75 rolls of the 8". These were just split in half.

Packaging 1 oz at a time is a waste of the bags because you'll lose a half inch on the bottom and almost 2 inches on the top. The amount of bag used to hold the hops will be about an inch.

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If you go the vacuseal route you can save some bags by sealing down the bag lengthwise a two times then seal the bottom. This will give you three bags and take up less space. My large bag roll is about 8" wide so each bag would be around 2.5" wide. That should work for an oz of pellets. If you need them wider, just do one seal lengthwise and get two 4" bags per.

Just a thought. I love my vacusealer. I go one offshore fishing trips and use them to package my fish. Keeps them sushi grade for 6-9 months. Seems like everything's great stored in these things. 15 years in a vacuseal bag? One question? Why even worry. If your a home brewer you will use them. I buy larger quantities of everything and try to create unique beers out of what's left over from my recipes. Made some great beers like that and gets you to think more about you ingredients. Buy everything in bulk!

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That looks like a pretty decent deal. I don't have a membership though.
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If you go the vacuseal route you can save some bags by sealing down the bag lengthwise a two times then seal the bottom. This will give you three bags and take up less space. My large bag roll is about 8" wide so each bag would be around 2.5" wide. That should work for an oz of pellets. If you need them wider, just do one seal lengthwise and get two 4" bags per.

Just a thought. I love my vacusealer. I go one offshore fishing trips and use them to package my fish. Keeps them sushi grade for 6-9 months. Seems like everything's great stored in these things. 15 years in a vacuseal bag? One question? Why even worry. If your a home brewer you will use them. I buy larger quantities of everything and try to create unique beers out of what's left over from my recipes. Made some great beers like that and gets you to think more about you ingredients. Buy everything in bulk!
Yeah, the 15 year thing is a bit extreme. But, then again, so are the people who are going for it. It's not hard to find these people on survivalist forums. Many of them legitimately think that society is going to come apart and it's going to be every man for himself. These guys have manual mills, half a ton of stored grain, manual well pumps, cases of water purification tablets, etc.
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