...I had a vacuum sealer and it just quit pulling vacuum after not too many uses. I have been reading reviews on a number of food saver and seal a meal units and finding they all seem to share that problem.
Just curious...were you using your vacuum sealer for sealing other food items, meats, etc.? If so, the units can
stop pulling strong vacuum when they get clogged with juices from some items. Just put a few tablespoons of a vinegar/water solution into a bag and let the liquid suck into the works. It will clean any gunk out quickly and effectively.
FWIW, using that remedy, my FoodSaver unit has been purring along faithfully and effectively for 19 years or more. It sucks s much s ever (in this case, a good thing
Frankly, I wouldn't even consider
buying hops is bulk if I wasn't sealing them by vacuum in barrier bags.