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Old 08-22-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Mylar (heat sealable) bags for long term storage

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/e...orage_bags.htm

Not that they are absolutely necessary but, I happened across these while poking around. Kinda pricey.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Not that they are absolutely necessary but, I happened across these while poking around. Kinda pricey.
You can't remove air form these can you? Seems like a food saver would be a better option.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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My vacuum packer, a Black and Decker FreshGuard, doesn't seal mylar bags but works fine on the clear plastic bags. Just FYI.

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Old 08-22-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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You can't remove air form these can you? Seems like a food saver would be a better option.
These are supposed to work with the foodsaver.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:21 PM   #5
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I'm leaning toward 06MFW08TEZ on this page: http://sorbentsystems.com/promotion3.html

$0.16 per bag when you buy 100.

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I'm leaning toward 06MFW08TEZ on this page: special promotion - sorbentsystems.com

$0.16 per bag when you buy 100.
Good find.
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I have been poking around the food storage websites and mylar, when bought in bulk as mentioned above is a great deal. The major drawback is that mylar bags cannot be evacuated with a standard vacuum sealer. However, I stumbled across these videos:

Has anyone tried this before, and was it successful?
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I guess I don't understand why the mylar is so preferable that someone would go to those lengths to get it to work with a foodsaver.

For hops storage I make my own bags out of the foodsaver rolls. I don't buy actual foodsaver rolls, though. I just bought a similar product online in bulk for cheap.

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I think the mylar is preferable because of light/UV protection. But if you keep yer hops in a freezer all the time it should not matter.

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I just pulled out last years harvest to dry hop a beer and noticed that the hops had lost their bright green color compared to this years harvest, which I just loaded in the freezer in food saver bags. Last years hops were stored in food saver vacuum bags as well and in a freezer which is opened on a daily basis. Seems negligible, but the bags are similar in price when you shop around so it is not a big deal to switch over to mylar... so long as it works.

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