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Old 03-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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Yeah, we probably throw away more food than we realize. I also figured I could use it for brewing too. I like using whole hops and the only places that have good selections you have to order a pound or more, so this should work out good. I'm stoked!


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Old 03-18-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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I have one as well and they are awesome. I vacuum seal everything. I use it for my corn sugar and hops. I go to Costco and buy bulk meat and divide it up , seal it and freeze. I have a couple canisters that came with it and use those for all kinds of dry goods. I want to get the lid sealer for use with mason jars and also the quick marinater they make. It also seals those foil chip bags.

 
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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I use mine for weighing out hops also. By the pound is so much cheaper...
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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I have one also and find it the cats meow.
I had a cheap one crap out on me this past year, and decided to get the foodsaver one. Great improvement.

I bulk buy and weigh out grains and hops and dry yeast and vacuum seal them.
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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Yep. Those things rock! I use them to bag up bulk grain. I also measure it out and add my specialty grains to a single bag so I have particular brews ready for the Barley Crusher.

Here's a few batches of my Haus Pale Ale


 
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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Yeah I figure it will pay for itself within the first year with the savings I will have in food, hops, and bulk grains. I can't wait for it to get here.
This forum is great for information, I never would have thought about it before I came here. This forum is also great in that it lets you know which things work and which ones don't. Next up I have my eye on the barley crusher

Oh and this kit comes with the marinator and a couple cannisters...those will come in handy in keeping my Coffee fresh as I order it from a specialty shop in California.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #7
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I too have a FoodSaver. Great for sealing up those leftover brewing ingredients.

I have also used it to seal up emergency tools for my motorcycle. Keeps the humidity from corroding them.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:04 AM   #8
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SWMBO recently bought one. We've been talking about it for years. It would definately have a place in the brewing room.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:53 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EdWort
Yep. Those things rock! I use them to bag up bulk grain. I also measure it out and add my specialty grains to a single bag so I have particular brews ready for the Barley Crusher.

Here's a few batches of my Haus Pale Ale


Now that is a good idea. The only thing I don't like is how expensive the bags are for those things.

They are really great for dry food. Wet stuff I find is tricky to get right because as it is vacuuming the liquid is passing through the heat seal point. So if you do wet stuff, but sure to test it before you have the seam bust (I speak from experience ).
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #10
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Now that is a good idea. The only thing I don't like is how expensive the bags are for those things.

They are really great for dry food. Wet stuff I find is tricky to get right because as it is vacuuming the liquid is passing through the heat seal point. So if you do wet stuff, but sure to test it before you have the seam bust (I speak from experience ).
If you seal wet stuff like meat just roll up a papertowel length wise and put it between the area that will get sealed and the meat and when it vacuums the towel absorbs the moisture.

 
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