Friday, September 3, 2010

Vacuum packing hops

How to vacuum pack hops for just about free

Parts list:

  • 2 ft 5/8" hose
  • Vacuum
  • duct tape
  • 1 gallon freezer bags
  • damp sponge
  • kitchen towel


You probably have all of this stuff laying around, so it might be totally free.

Assembly:

  • Tape the hose into the vacuum nozzle.


Use:

  • Fill a gallon freezer bag about 3/4 full with hops.  
  • Wipe the bag seal with the sponge to clean it (it will probably have hops particles on it, which will cause the bag to lose its seal).  
  • Zip the bag completely shut.
  • Open the bag about an inch in the middle.
  • Turn on the vacuum.
  • Push the hose into the bag about 4".
  • With one hand, pinch the zipper as closed as possible, with the other hand, press down on the hops to help compress them.
  • Place the sponge over where the hose enters the bag and hold.  This will make the vacuum even better.
  • Slowly pull the hose out of the bag.
  • Press down on the sponge to seal the bag zipper.




5 HP shop vac:



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1 comment:

  1. hi,
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    thank you.
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