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Old 07-29-2010, 08:37 PM   #11
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o2 permeability is also a factor, I'd think

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
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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.
I think mylar in preferable because the foodsaver brand bags are freaking expensive. Heck, even the wallmart "Great Value" bags are expensive by comparison to mylar bags bought in bulk.

edit: weirdboy, I just read the last part of your comment, where are you getting the similar product online in bulk for cheap.

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I think mylar in preferable because the foodsaver brand bags are freaking expensive. Heck, even the wallmart "Great Value" bags are expensive by comparison to mylar bags bought in bulk.
If you buy the generic foodsaver rolls it's pretty cheap.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:49 PM   #14
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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.
Please divulge your source!
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #15
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Post number 5 added this link:
http://sorbentsystems.com/promotion3.html
1 gallon bags for 36 cents ea. but you have to buy 100.

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I've been trying to find my source. Before I just sorta searched on google and followed a few links, etc. and ended up on this site selling them cheap in bulk quantities.

But now I can't find it.

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OK here is where I got my rolls of foodsaver plastic:

http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/vac...o_plastic.aspx

They also have lots of other stuff interesting to brewers, like grain, buckets & other storage stuff, grinders and mills of various designs, etc.

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maybe one of these?

http://www.agribags.com/Pro_2300_Bags.html
http://www.agribags.com/Weston_bags_wholesale.html

http://www.vacmesh.com/wholesale_bags_rolls.html

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #19
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Ebay has some good prices on mylar bags as well. I just picked up these to try em out... seems better than committing to 100 bags.

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