Weather forecast showed a couple of 50 degree nights here so decided to cold smoke ~15 lbs of cheese on my WSM. Used my A-Maze-N AMNPS and smoked in 2 different batches using apple pellets for one smoke and Pitmasters for the other. Got 1st batch smoked and rested then started baggin' em with my FoodSaver V3880 when it happened. About 1/2 way through vac sealing the 1st batch the FS quit pulling a decent vacuum. Did all the cleaning recommended in the manual and still no go. This is the 2nd FS product that I've owned and this one didn't last a whole year before it went belly up!!! Arggh!!! Had read other Forum threads about Vacuum Sealers Unlimited so decided to do a bit of research for a new sealer. E-mailed Lisa at VSU for replacement recommendations and she responded promptly with several possible candidates. Talked to Lisa on the phone and decided to go with the VacMaster Pro305. It's a little pricey (~$300) but I'd rather pay a little more and have a reliable unit that will last. Also ordered some of her premium bags following Forum member advice and recommendations. Went with the 100 pint / 100 quart bag combo and 2 ea. 8" X 20' roll twin packs. Hope they get here soon. Don't like leaving the smoked cheese sitting too long in the refrigerator without being sealed. Anyone else have the VacMaster Pro305 and if so how do ya like it?