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Topic: Just one more tiny, little, vac-sealing question (16 msgs / 315 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Ok all,
I just got a FoodSaver.  I've spent over an hour perusing one after another
of the vac-sealing threads with no end in sight.  There's a lot of
vac-sealing know-how out there (I'm looking at you, MiKe McKoffee!).  I just
want to know how much do people vac seal at once when you're doing greens.
1,2,5 lbs lots?  As much as you have of any given bean?  Is there a max
amount you'd do before breaking it up into smaller packets?  With the rolls,
it seems you can do as large a bag as you'd like, but maybe you don't want
to have a 15lb vac snake.  Too unwieldy?  Grace me with your experience.
Kris McN

2) From: Brett Mason
Put the refrigerator in the food saver bag.
Seal.
Store the sealed food saver in a warehouse.
Roast some coffee.
Discuss on list.
That might be nice....
Brett
On 8/2/07, Kris McN  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Kris McN
Settle down there, Sparky!  This question had nothing to do with the whole
ziploc, mason jar, valve bag, horse beating fest.  I want to know from
people who vac seal their greens, what size lots do they do?  Get pissy with
someone else.
Kris McN
On 8/2/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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4) From: stereoplegic
i usually do 2-2.5lbs max, as my counter won't allow much more (it helps 
a lot to keep the seal if you can lay them flat). make sure you have 
plenty of room for the seal. i usually double or even triple seal (just 
make sure you follow instructions and allow the appliance at least 20 
seconds to cool between seals-don't want to burn the seal strip covering 
the heating element).
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5) From: Barry Luterman
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I have a Hot Top and it takes 250 gr loads. So I make 500 gr packages =
because I do either 2 or 4 loads in a session

6) From: Robert Joslin
Kris
     Although it is not as thrifty, I vac bag greens for the freezer in 400
gram packages. Since I usually do two roasts back to back, it is very
convenient to go to the freezer, pick out a couple of bags (usually
different varieties) and proceed with business without having to cut open,
weight, and reseal a larger lot.   Josh
On 8/3/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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7) From: Brett Mason
The Internet is a great resource!  You may not yet be aware, but there are
groups for all sorts of pursuits and interests.
For example, the Foodsaver should have a group.  All foodsaverers could go
there and vacuum their seals to their hearts' delights....
Check these out:
   rec.food.preserving
   misc.survivalism
   rec.food.equipment
   sci.physics
   misc.consumers.frugal-living
   alt.drugs.pot.cultivation
and much to my chagrine
   alt.coffee
Perhaps the information that is still not getting through on FoodSavers can
be found on one of those OTHER group sites?  I personally fear that some
crucial piece of literature or instructional material may ahve missed this
conversation, and if so, would not desire such deprivation to occur on a
great COFFEE SITE such as Sweet Maria's listserver.
Sipping my Colombia Excelso, FC+, and loving the coffee...
Brett
On 8/3/07, Robert Joslin  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: Rich
Hey, Brett, that time of the month again?
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From: Brett Mason
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 08:02:08 -0500
The Internet is a great resource!  You may not yet be aware, but there are groups for all sorts of 
pursuits and interests.
For example, the Foodsaver should have a group.  All foodsaverers could go there and vacuum their 
seals to their hearts' delights....
Check these out:
   rec.food.preserving
   misc.survivalism
   rec.food.equipment
   sci.physics
   misc.consumers.frugal-living
   alt.drugs.pot.cultivation
and much to my chagrine
   alt.coffee
Perhaps the information that is still not getting through on FoodSavers can be found on one of those 
OTHER group sites?  I personally fear that some crucial piece of literature or instructional material 
may ahve missed this conversation, and if so, would not desire such deprivation to occur on a great 
COFFEE SITE such as Sweet Maria's listserver. 
Sipping my Colombia Excelso, FC+, and loving the coffee...
Brett
On 8/3/07, Robert Joslin  wrote: Kris 
     Although it is not as thrifty, I vac bag greens for the freezer in 400 gram 
packages. Since I usually do two roasts back to back, it is very convenient to go to 
the freezer, pick out a couple of bags (usually different varieties) and proceed with 
business without having to cut open, weight, and reseal a larger lot.   Josh  
On 8/3/07, Barry Luterman  wrote: I have a Hot Top and 
it takes 250 gr loads. So I make 500 gr packages because I do either 2 or 4 loads in a session

9) From: Brett Mason
You Bet, Rich - It's FoodSaver Time....
Brett
On 8/3/07, Rich  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: raymanowen
"I just got a FoodSaver.
I've spent over an hour perusing one after another of the vac-sealing
threads with no end in sight.
There's a lot of vac-sealing know-how out there (I'm looking at you, MiKe
McKoffee!).
I just want to know how much do people vac seal at once when you're doing
greens."
In that order? As a result of your initial research, what action had you
decided?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
I hope you got it cheap- Food Savers suck.

11) From: John Moody
Outstanding Ray!  The best double entendre Iíve read this month.
John

12) From: Kris McN
"sucks", heh.
Maybe I'm using "FoodSaver" like "Kleenex", "Xerox", or "Bandaid".   Guilty
of brand dilution, perhaps.
Thanks to all who responded with their lot size stats.  I appreciate the
info.
I'm going off-list for awhile, thanks to everyone for all the info.
Roast on!
Kris McN

13) From: Brett Mason
My foodsaver is a plastic bag / burlap for greens, and Mason Jars for
roasted....
Dark Ages for me result in Enlightened Coffee...
My other foodsaver hangs over my belt, and I can't see my toes....  But then
neither can Dolly P. see hers...
Brett
On 8/3/07, Kris McN  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From: Edward Bourgeois
This was probably discussed earlier, But I like the foodsaver -wide
mouth mason jar vacuum storage for my greens 1qt= 1.5lbs. also use
1/2gallons. If you do smaller batches get pints. I store the jars in a
 cabinet in a cool spot. Jars clean easily and are reusable.
On 8/3/07, Kris McN  wrote:
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15) From: Homeroaster
Off list?  What's that?  Is that like sleep, where everything disappears?

16) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 8/4/07, Homeroaster  wrote:
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Like when 3CPO takes a nap?
Brian


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