For those of you looking for something between the handheld FoodSaver units and the larger, more expensive units, the FoodSaver Mini Plus is a pretty good deal right now. It only takes the 8" plastic rolls or quart-size bags, but it comes with an accessory hose that can be used with the FoodSaver canisters or mason jar attachments. If you're like me and only need to seal hops you purchased in bulk, this is a hard deal to beat.
Right now the FoodSaver Mini Plus, which retails for $69.99, is on sale for $41.99. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Add the wide-mouth jar sealer to your cart for $10 so you can use mason jars to store hops, removing the quantity you need, then resealing the jar. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! When you get to the checkout, put in this promotional code: SEVENF20. You should get an additional 20% off your order, bringing it down to $41.58 plus tax and shipping. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Use FatWallet for an additional 6% cashback.
Enough with the infomercial. You can add any accessories you want (quart-size bags, 8" plastic rolls, canisters, etc.) to get to $50 and then enter the code. If you end up spending over $100 (buy a set for a friend), shipping is free, which will save you another $15-20. This is certainly not the highest end FoodSaver, but the price can't be beat and the accessory hose makes it more versatile than the handheld units.
FoodSaver Mini Plus: http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.asp...id=91&pid=7726
wide-mouth jar sealer: http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.asp...cid=89&pid=270
8" rolls: http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.asp...id=88&pid=7476