Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Stonecarver » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:55 pm

hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Stonecarver wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 pm
With the dry goods ie rice lentils I use my vacuum sealer with my mylar bags to suck air out from then. Add a oxygen absorber for extra safety
Ooh, I was wondering if I could use my Mylar bags that way. Thanks!
You have to put a strip of vacuum bag in the mylar bag
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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by hobo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm

How do you mean?

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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Stonecarver » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm

hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
How do you mean?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sixum02DqV8

This is where I found out how to do the packing
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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:11 am

Stonecarver wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm
hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
How do you mean?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sixum02DqV8

This is where I found out how to do the packing
Seriously need a like button!!! :D Thanks for this! I had no idea the ribbed bit of the foodsaver bags was to provide an air channel. Makes sense now I think about it!
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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by hobo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:01 am

Stonecarver wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm
hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
How do you mean?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sixum02DqV8

This is where I found out how to do the packing
Cheers SC

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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Stonecarver » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Both welcome :) A big plus is you use less oxygen absorbers this way and you can actually see air being removed and not have to wait days to see if it works.
Also if you use the largest mylar bags you can fill up a whole bucket with rice lentils pasta etc and then use the nozzle of vacumm to suck air out from one corner. After you put a 2000cc oxygen absorber in.
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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Stonecarver » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:02 pm

Vacuum cleaner nozzle I should have said. Again this is shown on same site. Somewhere.
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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Deeps » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:50 am

Stonecarver wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm
hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
How do you mean?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sixum02DqV8

This is where I found out how to do the packing
Finally watched the linked vid, that's a smart idea, thanks for sharing it. I've watched a few of his vids before but he seemed a bit 'excitable' but watched a couple of his food storing ones and they're good.

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Re: Are oxygen absorbers necessary?

Post by Stonecarver » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Deeps wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:50 am
Stonecarver wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm
hobo wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
How do you mean?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sixum02DqV8

This is where I found out how to do the packing
Finally watched the linked vid, that's a smart idea, thanks for sharing it. I've watched a few of his vids before but he seemed a bit 'excitable' but watched a couple of his food storing ones and they're good.
Took me a while to get the hand of doing this. CP omitted to mention that you have to make sure the bottom of the strip has to actually touch the food in the mylar bag before the vacuum sealer can begin sucking air out properly. Not sure what having the plastic in the bag after it has been sealed will do to the food. If anything
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