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Old 11-04-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
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Has anyone seen or tried this? i mean for three bucks what the heck but just wondering if its worth waiting for shipping from HK


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Old 11-04-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Not worth any amount of money IMO... Better off getting an actual FoodSaver branded unit that vacuums and seals the entire bag at one time. I have one and it works great. I use it to vacuum pack my hop pellets (get them in larger volumes, and then package them into 2oz packets) as well as specialty grains into 8oz amounts. I even use it to hold the excess coffee beans when an order comes in (I get 5# at a time). Anything that would benefit from having no air along with the contents gets vacuum packed here. IMO, you need the combination of removing any atmosphere from the bag, along with heat sealing it.

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:42 AM   #3
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I ordered a few pounds of pellets today and thats why im looking for one....thanks for the advice.

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Old 11-04-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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Check Craigslist. I found a used FoodSaver there for $20.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Where did you get your pellets from?

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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I would also suggest putting that $2.99 US towards a full on Food Saver. Save up for it if you have to. I use mine for all sorts of things, not just hops.

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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I ordered the hops from hops direct but a new lhbs is getting 5 pounds of citra today or monday so imma go grab some from there too

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