Better vac sealer rolls

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chewmeister, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looking for suggestions on vac sealer rolls/bags. The Foodsaver stuff just isn't working well. The bags seem to hold vacuum initially, but about every third one I pull from the freezer has lost vacuum. I'm double sealing the ends but still having issues. I'm using a Cabela's commercial model and the seals look okay but not holding. Any thoughts?
     
  2. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

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  3. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  4. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Those are great bags and the only ones I us anymore. If it's not sealing foodsaver bags it may be a problem with you sealer and it may not seal VSU bags either. Your heating strip may have gone bad on your sealer.
     
  5. [​IMG]  Talk to Lisa at Vacuum Sealers Unlimited, if you look around or mention it on the phone to her she always has a 10% discount code for forum members.
     
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  6. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    I believe her name is Lisa.
     
  7. Cool, don't know how I made it without a vacuum sealer

    Gary
     
  8. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Just read about the Cabela's sealer and it does say it might not seal properly with non-textured bags. Lisa's bags are textured so they may work better.
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use Lisa's, and they work Great.

    I notice if the sealer sucks a little juice, and leaves a noticeable trail going through the seal strip, that one won't stay sealed.

    I now put anything that is juicy in the bag, then freeze it long enough so the juice is frozen, then seal the other end.

    Problem solved.

    Bear
     
  10. You're right, my bad, brain is worn out this week.
     
  11. [​IMG]   Sometimes with meats to freeze I add a paper towel or absorbent pad (our local store butcher will give me a few when I buy a bunch of meat and ask nice) on top of the meat before sealing.  When I thaw the meat I just toss the towel or pad and proceed as normal.
     
  12. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Bear. I will try that. It seems I've had more failures with sausages than fresh meats though. Weird.
     
  13. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good idea.
     

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