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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 05:38:11 AM »
and another 3250 and paid $89.99 Manual
http://www.foodsaver.com/product.aspx?pid=8323

Where did you find that price? The lowest I can find is $117.

I found it at Kohls, in the store, for  $99 and I had a $10 coupon  to bring it down to $89

For anyone who is shopping right now, Kohl's has the V3250 model on sale for $99 - there is also a 15% off Father's Day coupon now until next Wednesday. Paid $85 for mine!

euge, how much is that sous vide thing when it's in stock? I'm curious.

Amanda,  Where did you get the 15% Fathers Day coupon...   Also was that in store or online...

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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2013, 05:48:22 AM »
and another 3250 and paid $89.99 Manual
http://www.foodsaver.com/product.aspx?pid=8323

Where did you find that price? The lowest I can find is $117.

I found it at Kohls, in the store, for  $99 and I had a $10 coupon  to bring it down to $89

For anyone who is shopping right now, Kohl's has the V3250 model on sale for $99 - there is also a 15% off Father's Day coupon now until next Wednesday. Paid $85 for mine!

euge, how much is that sous vide thing when it's in stock? I'm curious.

Amanda,  Where did you get the 15% Fathers Day coupon...   Also was that in store or online...

kohls.com, upper right hand corner, print it out, bring it in store.
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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2013, 06:14:09 AM »
excellent!

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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2013, 08:55:21 AM »
Amanda, I paid around $150 for the sideKIC last thanksgiving.
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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2013, 09:40:00 AM »
Euge, thanks for the tip. I'll keep my eye out for the SideKIC.
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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 10:51:25 PM »
Hello, what kind of food sealers can you recommend? At my work we have a vacuum chamber (Minerva I think) but I really can't afford a vacuum-chamber at home, so I have to settle with a sealer. Hope you can help me, so that I can start brewing at home!

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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 09:24:47 AM »
I have an old FoodSaver Vac sealer I use for sealing up partial packages of hops when a recipe only calls for part of an ounce. I also use it occasionally for food or when I butcher a deer. It does not see a whole lot of use, but I'm guessing its 10+ years old and works fine every time I need it. Only minor issue is that it sometimes doesn't fully seal the first time, but this is only when working with something that's wet.

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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2017, 10:18:05 PM »
I have a Waring pistol vac, I'd recommend not going with resealable bags. I frequently find a bag or two that doesn't maintain a seal anymore. Bags are also about $1-$1.50 each, so I don't think I'm saving any money in the short run either. I'm planning on replacing it when I find a great deal.

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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2017, 06:44:36 AM »
I think this is the one I have:
https://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-FM2000-FFP-Vacuum-Sealing-Starter/dp/B01D5TMBE0/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1493127693&sr=1-4&refinements=p_89%3AFoodSaver

Works great for hops, have not had much luck with any wet food product though I have not tried that too often. It's not the most expensive, but keeps my hops fresh without any problems. I really think I paid even less than currently being offered, like around $45, but still a good price now compared to earlier in this thread.
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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2017, 11:41:29 AM »
Woot has a food saver 3835, $90 with shipping.

http://home.woot.com/offers/foodsaver-v3835-vacuum-sealing-system-8?ref=ref%3Dcnt_wp_3_0

I just grabbed one, I'll update next week when I get it.

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Update:
I've resealed a few pounds of hops with the food saver, much easier than the Waring pistol vac. I'm much more confident I'm getting a good seal as well. The 8" bag rolls are perfect for hops.
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Re: Vacuum Sealers? Can I get some recommendations-Need to seal hops
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2017, 12:50:05 PM »
Per homebrew finds.com, the food saver V2244 is available in Amazon right now for $56.49. this looks like the unit I have been very happy with

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In Bottles: Nothing Special About It Ordinary Bitter w WLP033, Doppelbock via Denny's batch #434 (thanks Denny!)  
In the works: Skotrat's Traquair House Clone, ESB 2 ways with WLP030&033, Ballantine Ale 2 ways from Jeff Renner and Mitch Steele