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What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« on: May 04, 2012, 01:32:07 PM »
Ok folks, I am about to start packing food in the mylar bags I just got.  Since I am new at this I figured I would ak some advice.

What types of foods are best to store in mylar bags?  I am using the Gallon bags to begin with and move up from there. 

Here are some ideas I had.
Pasta
Rice
Beans

Any other ideas?

Baking powder, Baking Soda?
Sugar?
Other baking products?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 01:43:49 PM »
This website has some good info:  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  Here's an excerpt:

Store baking powder in its original sealed can. Store salt, baking soda, and yeast packets in their original containers placed inside another stronger packaging.  Mylar-type bags work well for this use.  Seal food packages inside bags using oxygen absorbers.   Salt can be poured into a canning jar and sealed with oxygen absorbers.  Yeast sachets can also be placed into canning jars and sealed without oxygen absorbers. Most yeast is packaged in nitrogen flushed Mylar-type sachets that is free of oxygen and moisture.


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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 01:44:35 PM »
I've heard people often have problems with the pasta poking holes in the mylar.

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 01:55:29 PM »
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I've heard people often have problems with the pasta poking holes in the mylar.

You have to use the pasta poke-proof pouch.

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 02:08:24 PM »
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I've heard people often have problems with the pasta poking holes in the mylar.

You have to use the pasta poke-proof pouch.

eh?

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 02:26:33 PM »
You know the No-Pokie Pouch  (technical term)

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 02:43:23 PM »
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You know the No-Pokie Pouch  (technical term)

What is this magic no pokie pouch you speak of?

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 03:09:34 PM »
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You know the No-Pokie Pouch  (technical term)

What is this magic no pokie pouch you speak of?

You know, the no-pokie pouch, or as the French say, "le pouche ne poquie-pas".

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 03:10:29 PM »
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You know the No-Pokie Pouch  (technical term)

What is this magic no pokie pouch you speak of?

You know, the no-pokie pouch, or as the French say, "le pouche ne poquie-pas".

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Re: What Foods to Store in Mylar Bags?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 07:04:10 AM »
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I've heard people often have problems with the pasta poking holes in the mylar.

On thinner mylars and some pastas aka spaghetti could "poke" through.
I store elbow noodles. for the simple reason that a) its a 5+ lb bag at Sams b) round edges dont tear mylar.  If y our running 7mil mylars you shouldnt have any issue.

This is what i have stored in mylars( some are experiments)

rice
pasta( see above)
beans(mostly pinto's and black beans with 1-3 buckets of assorted beans)
wheat
lentils
dried peas
sugar ( to keep it semi dry- no O2's )
coffee whole bean and ground.
Oats
Grits
salt( no mylars just in the bucket)
drink mixes- these are things like tang. Also have the single use "drink mixes for booze drinks". They were cheap, full or sugars,salts etc. Margaritas,mojoito's, comsom's so the wife snagged up about 100.
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my mantra on this has been . if its dry i can pack it. of course price per pound dictates if i pack it or not.

 

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