Re: Vacuum seal bags.
- I tried to use the Ziploc vacuum seal product as well (it was around $4). Did not work whatsoever. I think the dust from the hops pellets I was trying to seal was the problem.I too bought a FoodSaver (which I recently broke; my fault) and have been exceedingly happy with it. There are some good deals for them online. I think I paid $70 at buy.com.
- I freeze ten grams of pellets at a time in ice cube trays, letting a small amount of water soak in and then tamping down a couple times, transferring to freezer bags when solid. The hops don't seem to degrade at all this way. If the cubes are a compact shape, the volume about doubles.