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Topic: Tilia vs. Foodsaver 1050 vs. 550 manual?.... (19 lines)
1) From: ConradArms
I believe the Tilia foodsaver is the best on the market.  Make sure  you get 
a foodsaver that has the hose attachment so you can seal your beans in  jars.  
I agree, the plastic containers that come with the foodsaver are  much too 
big to store roasted coffee beans.  You can store your  roasted beans in Ball or 
Kerr canning jars.  The jars come in 8  oz., pint, and quart sizes.  I use 
the Ball or Kerry lids to seal the  jar and then screw on the bands that come 
with the jars.  You can get a 12  pack of these jars (which includes lids and 
screw bands for approx. $8.00 in  your local grocery store).  I use my vacuum 
sealer all the time, I seal  everything.  
 
I keep my green coffee beans in paper lunch bags.  I roast in a  Toastmaster 
Hot Air Popper.  After I roast my beans I put them in a caning  jar and lay 
one of the lids loosely on top of the jar (I don't seal the jar) for  24 hours.  
After 24 hours I vacuum seal the jar.  Every time I take  some roasted coffee 
beans out of the jar, I vacuum seal the jar again to  keep the roasted beans 
fresh.  I've been doing this since November and I'm  really happy with this  
process....................Dorothy


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