"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Appliances
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2008, 09:27 AM   #21
Head Chef
 
mcnerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMediger View Post
We keep emergency kits in our cars during the winter and I would prefer to bag water rather than buy 12 bottles that never get used. I know they will freeze so I'll have to play with how much air to leave in the bag.
Come from the opposite direction. Try putting water in a pint foodsaver bag (do not seal), lay it flat in a container and freeze. Then vacuum seal the ice block. Ice 'shrinks' when it thaws, so by freezing it first you should establish the maximum the water will freeze to frozen. Theoretically anyway. I've never tried refreezing the second time.

I did this originally attempting to create an emergency water pouch with no air in it, but I forgot that ice shrunk when thawed, so that idea was dumped.

Let us know how successful you are.
__________________

__________________
Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have.
mcnerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2008, 08:43 AM   #22
Head Chef
 
JMediger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnerd View Post
Come from the opposite direction. Try putting water in a pint foodsaver bag (do not seal), lay it flat in a container and freeze. Then vacuum seal the ice block. Ice 'shrinks' when it thaws, so by freezing it first you should establish the maximum the water will freeze to frozen. Theoretically anyway. I've never tried refreezing the second time.

I did this originally attempting to create an emergency water pouch with no air in it, but I forgot that ice shrunk when thawed, so that idea was dumped.

Let us know how successful you are.
See, this is why I come here ... Thank you Mcnerd, I truly appreciate the idea / perspective and will certainly let you know how it comes together.
__________________

__________________
JMediger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 11:04 PM   #23
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 3
ust 2 easy tips here.....

1. Dry whatever meat you want to vac. This way you don't suck all the juice into the machine.

2. Roll down the top 1 1/2" to 2" of the bag before you load. You won't contaminate the outer edges before sealing and probably won't have to wipe it off.
__________________

__________________
mumzuzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.