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Can anyone recommend a good quality vacuum sealer for sealing hops? Mine is useless and slow! 😂🍺all recommendations greatly appreciated
 

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I have had an Andrew James one for around 15 years still works fine. Not sure if it would be suitable for a commercial operation but can recommend the brand.
 

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+1 for the Andrew James. I find that the bag rolls that are smooth on one side, retain the vacuum whereas the ones that are dimpled on both sides always seem to let air back in.
 

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Another thumb's-up for the Andrew James. No good if you're thinking of using the silver (mylar?) bags though

Cheers. Tom
 

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If you have a cheaper domestic vacuum sealer you need to use the bags that are smooth on one side and ribbed on the other
 

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If you have a cheaper domestic vacuum sealer you need to use the bags that are smooth on one side and ribbed on the other
Thanks mate,

I have had no luck at all with the past two I have used! Just invested in something of a higher quality :)

Cheers
 

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Another +1 for Andrew James. Tip: don't ignore the label that tells you not to store it closed!
 

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Don't remember seeing that instruction anywhere? Does it give the reason why?

Cheers. Tom
You end up with permanent indentations in the foam-rubber strip and it won't vacuum seal any more. Mine seems to be recovering a bit a few months after I noticed it'd happened but I do have to lean on it now to get it to vacuum seal.
 

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I never saw those instructions either but I have never closed it when storing. the fact it is around 15 years old and used regularly is a testament to the quality of the build.
 
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