Yeah, I've thought about vacumn sealing these but they are so small I don't think they'll last past a single party serving. Biggest thing I've learned with this make is to make these as a 5 or 6 gallon make. These are way too small. I'll make my amber ale next weekend so I'll probably have to wait until after Christmas to make another of these. With the new press on the way I want to try some hard cheeses to break it in. H-K-J's caerphilly and BB's cheddar make. Then of course there's the Double Glouchester. Hmmmm.