How to Vacuum Seal Dry Goods Without Electricity
I have found it to work FAR better than using the FoodSaver where it would take me several tries and several lids to finally get it to seal, and then they would still often lose their seals within a month or even a week. The only failures I have had with this method was a result of a bad lid or fine powders in too full jars.
Lids that have been used once for pressure or water bath canning typically will work better than brand new lids and can be used over and over again, however, they can still get misshapen over time and simply need to be tossed.
That is another thing that makes vacuum sealing dried goods into jars is the fact that one does not need to toss those metal lids so soon but can get many repeated uses from them.
To clean the permanent marker off the lids when going to reuse, I simply keep a spray bottle full of Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) handy, I spray a bit on the writing, rub in with my finger and wipe off with a dry cloth.
To get started in vacuum sealing your jars,
you will need is a brake bleeder and a set of the FoodSaver vacuum tops.
Select the appropriate tip for the job
Here is just one of the many videos in which I demonstrate using the brake bleeder method:
Hope you found this post helpful! Thanks for stopping in Faithful Reader ~Heidi
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