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Topic: Food Saver suckage? was Re: +Just one more tiny, little, vac-sealing (30 lines)
1) From: David Rolenc
I do own a Food Saver, and although I'm not into using it on any of my 
coffee beans, it does do a pretty good job on other things. I go hunting 
occasionally, and it works great for pheasant, chuckar, and quail. I've 
tried ziplock bags for meats, and the Food Saver does do a spectacular 
job of preventing freezer burn. I personally don't feel like going 
through the trouble of vacuum sealing beans, roasted or not. Hell, I 
leave my beans sitting out in the open (usually in the strainer in which 
they were cooled) for degassing and just use them as fast as I can. 
Sometimes, if I'm not lazy, I'll put them in a valve bag. My greens stay 
in whatever bag they came in until they are gone. Isn't time the biggest 
factor we are fighting? After a roast has "expired," I don't feel much 
heartburn about roasting more and giving the expired stuff to someone 
who won't know the difference.  Or I'll use it for a Toddy brew.  It'll 
still be one hell of a coffee experience compared to what they'll get in 
the grocery store, and I don't really notice "stale" in the Toddy 
stuff.  If I have I have a special bean that I don't want to waste in 
this manner, I'll just be sure to roast only what I'm going to use for 
that time period. I've never had greens go bad, but I don't typically 
keep a stash more than 50 pounds.
-Dave
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