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Old 05-18-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Vacuum sealers, seal-a-meal

What brand do you like, there is a big price difference. $40 - 140, I am tempted to go with the more expensive, but the name I know is seal a meal, and it is relatively cheap.

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Old 05-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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All I know is that ANY FoodSaver will be stellar!! Dunno about the others.


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Old 05-18-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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You just did the big hop seal. No problems? What have you got?
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:40 PM   #4
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You just did the big hop seal. No problems? What have you got?
EVERY bag perfectly sealed... no duds... I have the FoodSaver V2830 I think it is... I love it. It is fast, effective and NEVER had a bag not seal perfectly. 50 pounds of hops in ONE day and no problems.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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get the unit that has a locking lever. will make sealing a whole lot simpler since you just press a button after the thing is locked. get the widest one possible as it will allow you to have the most flexibility.
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Yah, mine will handle 11" wide bags...

I use 8" bags for pellet hops, works EXCELLENT. I also use 11" bags to marinate steaks!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:04 AM   #7
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+1 for FoodSaver. You can get refill bags at Costco, and it even resealed the bag of grains that I got from Brewmasters Warehouse. We've never had a problem, and we use the FoodSaver at least once a week to create marinated steaks/chops to throw in the freezer.

I'm repackaging 4lbs of hops from HopsDirect in 1oz portions as I open the original pound bags. FoodSaver FTW!
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I use mine to reseal my GRAIN BAGS from Brewmasters Warehouse... it is awesome! I buy the bag rolls, that way I can make bags of nearly any size! I used it along with 11" wide bag material to seal up 5 POUND bricks of Cascade!
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We just got the $50 seal-a-meal at WalMart. It is super easy to use.

You just press down tight until it draws a good vacuum, when the light comes on you can let go. When it shuts off you press the vacuum release button and open it up.

It does not hold a roll inside or have a roll cutter but it is easy to make custom bags with scissors or a ruler and utility knife.
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+1 on the locking lever thing mentioned above. You just lock and go... the roll holder and built in cutter, though $$, is a great convenience.


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