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October 27, 2014 at 4:09 am #2115PAULO MARINMember
Well… What a frustrating Sunday!
Ordered all kinds of UMAI bags and decided to do a Brisket.
I did everything the video said to do… HOWEVER, the for the life of me… the FOODSAVER crap was uncooperative.
First Bag: Sealed a portion on the left hand side leaving enough space to fit the VacMouse on the opening.
Placed it on the Foodsaver 2450 and no matter how much I massaged the bag, it would NOT vacuum.
Second Bag: Used a smaller bag and fit the Brisket in there snug but this time the bag fit properly inside the FoodSaver.
Placed another VacMouse…. Massaged it… and still NOTHING!
Then tried using my upright FoodSaver and ended up in the same boat. I got so upset I threw it on the ground.
So, before things got worse, decided to put the brisket in a brand new Ribeye bag and threw it back in the refrigerator.
Unless I find a better vacuum process, I am afraid I won’t be able to deal with this…Might as well, go the the local Italian Deli and buy whatever I want… It is better than having a coronary..
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and if this FoodSaver crap is not what I need, what can I buy that will eliminate this nightmare? Also, Can I use a vacuum sealer with this? Has anyone tried it? Money is not an issue here… I am willing to try whatever I can.
PauloOctober 27, 2014 at 4:28 am #8638Ron PrattMember
Sorry to hear of your frustrations, but I really wish you would have done what I try to tell people. That is, if your first sealing attempt failed then instead of wasting all your bag supply just use that first bag repeatedly to learn how to seal one! I must have used my first bag sealing it and then cutting it open again and again 6 or 7 times initially within 30 minutes until I got the hang of it and how my Food Saver would work. Actually what you did at the end was nearly the simplest…that is put the meat in the bag, gather the bag neck together, squeeze out as much air as you can and then stick a straw in the gathered end and suck out the remaining air. Then grip tight and seal the bag with a bread twisty! A perfect vacuum is not necessary.
RonOctober 27, 2014 at 7:56 am #8639PAULO MARINMember
Thanks Ron…. I guess I should have not let my frustration take the best of me.
So, I decided to keep on trying and saw your video on youtube using the foodsaver bag sleeve…
It went a lot better this time… It seems it is a good idea to use a sleeve to fake the foodsaver.
I appreciate your reply Ron… I still want to know if I had a Vacmaster chamber vaccuum, how would the UMAI bag respond??November 1, 2014 at 11:53 pm #8648PhilMemberquote PAULOMARIN” post=6055:
Keep in mind that chamber vacs have limitations on the size of package it can handle.November 2, 2014 at 12:25 am #8649Ron PrattMember
In addition to possible size limitations using a chamber style sealer I did research our forum here and there hadn’t been much discussion though I did see one important point that Jim posted a while back. That is with a chamber sealer then the VacMouse is not to be used!
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