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Thank you all for the suggestions for a rookie. And a special thanks to Thea for sending some more dray bag material after I blew through my initial batch – excellent customer care!
I now know what the problem was and I’ll share for any other newbies out there. I was getting air back into the bag as the snorkel retracted because the seal bar wasn’t getting even pressure across the entire strip. It is critical to apply even and moderately heavy pressure across both sides of the seal bar. I had been applying good pressure to the bar, but not evenly – thus the edge had just enough of a gap to allow air back in.
I just sealed an 11# strip loin and it worked perfectly. I’m also a strong proponent of the ‘raft’ accessory. The only question remaining is… Do I have enough will power to wait 28 days or will I fire up the grill after 14?