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The Village Idiot

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Hi all,

Anyone use a Food Saver/Vacuum machines to keep grain/hops? Have been looking at a few on evilbay and wondered which machine others use?


They bags look a little small to store larger quantities of grain??


Peter
 

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Have a search here for vaccum sealers, there was a fairly recent thread which got me over the line and bought one.. Came with a pack of bags and 4 rolls..

One of the best bits of kit ive ever bought for the brewery.
 

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Anyone found replacement seals for the Sunbeam VAC 440. the large black foam seal on mine is broken so I can't vac anymore.
Or has anyone done a ghetto style fix?

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bignath

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Maxkon for the win!

Shits all over the sunbeam (which ive also owned).

Check ebay....every second listing seems to be one. Cheap and very good quality.
 

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Yep, I'm with Big Nath on this one... Maxkon all the way. The one I linked also does canisters and comes with 6m bags already for $70.
 

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Do they take both types of bags or just channel?
To be honest mate, I really don't know. However it does say this, "Reseals Foods in their Original Package (e.g. Potato Chips) or Bags Provided". I have successfully vac packed bags of chips without any issues.
 

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To be honest mate, I really don't know. However it does say this, "Reseals Foods in their Original Package (e.g. Potato Chips) or Bags Provided". I have successfully vac packed bags of chips without any issues.
I think they seal, but not vacuum standard plastic bags. I've resealed specialty grains in the bags I got them in, but it does need the channel bags for vac sealing. There are places both on ebay and the web to get the channel bags / rolls cheap.
 

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I think they seal, but not vacuum standard plastic bags. I've resealed specialty grains in the bags I got them in, but it does need the channel bags for vac sealing. There are places both on ebay and the web to get the channel bags / rolls cheap.
I usually get these ones, 28cm x 20m for less than $30. For 50g bag of hops I cut them to length then cut through the middle and seal all edges but the opening of course. I make 2 bags from the one length thus really getting 40m of bags if I was to use for only hops. ummm assuming you understand what I mean.
 

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just got one!
cheers for link
 

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