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Sorry to hear your friend had so much trouble. Every time I read something like this I jump back on my soap box and tell you what I did and I wholly recommend others when they are newbies to do the same. Instead of wasting all your bags just don’t trim the first bag and then start practicing with the SAME FIRST bag until you get the feel for how your sealer will work with the UMAi Bags! I must have sealed and resealed practicing on my first bag 6 or 7 times! Simple as that!
Now you asked for a foolproof method here it is and it will work JUST as well as using a vacuum machine…place your meat in the bag and using your hands on the outside squeeze out any pockets of air. Then bunch up the end, insert a straw or tubing and using lung power just suck out the remaining air and then quickly extract the straw and seal the bag with a simple bread twisty!!! You need NOT have a perfect vacuum with these bags to work!