Originally Posted by BarleyWater
That zip-loc vacuum thing sucks, and not the good kind of suck.
After a few uses it stopped working very efficiently, I can get more air out of the bag by leaving a small opening at the top and sucking the air out with my mouth before sealing. A freezer bag will be just fine for several months if you can get the majority of the air out.
I've been using the ziplock vacuum bags like this
for a while to store left over hops and other brewing herbs Iincluding bulk hops from HopsDirect, and I've never had a problem with them...I've reused the bags several times, and I've never lost a seal or had a bag "recompress" on me.
Packaged: Dark Munich Citra SMaSH, Mayan Stout, Caramel Quad, Basic Spiced Cider, Spur of the Moment Graff
Recent Meads: Mead Day '11 Ginger Metheglin, Mead Day '12 Traditional (orange blossom) Mead, Fresh Simple Cyser '12, Cherry Melomel, Belgeglin, Bochet
Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...?
Bulk Aging: Cocobochet
Planned: Hop Metheglin #3 (NZ hops), Trad. Gesho T'ej