vacuum packaging - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > vacuum packaging

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2008, 03:17 AM   #1
cuinrearview
 
cuinrearview's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts



I'm looking ahead to this year's harvest with great anticipation. I plan to purchase a vacuum packer and want to get the most out of the plants and possibly do some trading over the winter. I'm looking to buy a sealer that will last and want the "light barrier" material similar to what I buy hops in now. My plan is to harvest, dry, and place in the light barrier vacuum packed bags in 1 oz. increments.

I'm wondering what sealers people are using and also if anyone is using the light barrier type bags/material and where these things are purchased. If I had experience in this area I would definately start working on a wiki as the subject is going to get hot this year!! TIA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
CBBaron
 
CBBaron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Cleveland
Posts: 2,786
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


I'm using a FoodSaver for my hops and other uses. I've had it a couple of years with no problems.
I don't use light block bags, and I'm not sure where to find some. However my hops are stored in a chest freezer so light exposure is minimal.

Craig

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,507
Liked 148 Times on 59 Posts


Why do you need a light barrier? You need to put the sealed hops in the freezer anyway. It's dark in there.

BTW I bought a foodsaver too. I got one on sale for $40-couldn't pass that up!
__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
DeadDoc
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Marietta, GA
Posts: 361

I have a big one... foodsaver... was $200 with a bunch of accessories. Light Barrier bags are only good if you are putting them on a shelf for sale or if they are not going to be sitting in a freezer until use.

CBBaron - What size bags do you use for storing one ounce of dried leaf hops? Or do you just work off of a roll bag? Ive only used pint/quart sized bags but also have gallon sized ones and rolls. (I think 11" roll)
__________________

Insert Name Here Brew Club

Black Forest Brewery
My Keezer

Primary: Amarillo/Citra IRIPA
Secondary: - - -
Aging: - - -
Drinking: Witbier | 342 IPA | Hoppy Stout
Recently Kicked: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
cuinrearview
 
cuinrearview's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


The comments on light barrier make sense. I guess for display purposes would be the only logical reason to package them this way. It also sounds like people are having success with just about any old packer. I'll be kepping an eye out for a deal starting exactly.........NOW!! Thanks for the replies.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HopsDirect: $$ for 2oz packaging maho Recipes/Ingredients 21 10-13-2009 02:22 AM
Packaging Hops abstonhops Hops Growing 6 07-13-2009 11:28 PM
Packaging Theblindguy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 06-26-2008 11:48 PM
Beer packaging for air travel medic_35057 General Beer Discussion 18 10-31-2007 02:48 AM
Beer Packaging talleymonster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-19-2007 11:52 AM


Forum Jump