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Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by LeeH » Tue May 21, 2019 2:05 pm

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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by chris2012 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:55 pm

Oooh tempting! That reminds me to train my hops up something too!

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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by Gobaloon » Wed May 22, 2019 10:30 pm

Great. Thx. Been thinking of one of these.


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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by john luc » Wed May 22, 2019 10:54 pm

Every homebrewer I know who bought one of them silvercrest vacuums ended up dumping them. They are crap. I was given one for free and stripped it out to keep the vacuum pump and dumped the rest of the carcase. I bought an Andrew James, https://www.google.com/search?q=andrew+ ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by Kingfisher4 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 am

john luc wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Every homebrewer I know who bought one of them silvercrest vacuums ended up dumping them. They are crap. I was given one for free and stripped it out to keep the vacuum pump and dumped the rest of the carcase. I bought an Andrew James, https://www.google.com/search?q=andrew+ ... e&ie=UTF-8
Much better value for you money.
Thanks, really useful practical warning / feedback.

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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by Mashman » Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 am

Me to, bought a cheapie in Aldi, ended up with the Andrew James one. But cheap buy twice.
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Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by LeeH » Thu May 23, 2019 9:03 pm

I’ll get my coat.











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Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Post by dshar » Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 pm

I use a hand pump and an iron which seems to work pretty well!

Males a good vacuum and packs the foil/material tightly. Only issue is that after some months, air seeps back in. I think its the vac bags i use rather than the seals the iron makes, since those look pretty solid. Others habe similar experiences or thoughts?

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