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Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« on: October 22, 2009, 11:38:56 PM »
Here's how I make a round vacuum bag. Takes a few minutes extra, but it gets rid of a lot of bulky excess plastic and it makes a much nicer presentation. Photos are pretty self-explainatory.
1- Start with a bag sealed on one end.
2- Draw a circle on the bag a little larger than your cheese. I draw 9" for a 7-1/4" wheel.
3- Seal in segments along the circle using an impulse sealer or FoodSaver.
4- VERY IMPORTANT. - Seal only on 3 sides.
5- Trim excess, being sure to stay outside of the heat seal marks
6- Insert cheese.
7- Seal along circle on remaining side, but leave a large opening to draw vacuum through.
8- Vacuum bag and trim excess.
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Re: Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:40:45 PM »
The rest of the photos
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Re: Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 05:48:10 AM »
Sailor, excellent post!

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Re: Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009, 10:46:14 PM »
Pretty kewl Sailor! I like that you are smart enough to put the start and finish date on the cheese. I only put the start date, never occured to me to put a finish date. DUH!   ::)

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Re: Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 11:01:25 PM »
Putting the finish date really helps me avoid opening my cheeses before they are ready. Psychologically I look at the date and imagine the cheese saying, "Hey dummy, put me back. I'm not ready." I have a Parmesan and an Assiago with finish dates almost a year away. I look at them every time I open the cave, shake my head, and smile because I know how good they're going to taste.
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Re: Vacuum Bag - How To Make A Round Bag
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 11:35:53 PM »
I hear you! I use a spreadsheet and keep the aging cheeses in the basement out of site.