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Posted: 6/14/2009 4:27:33 PM EST

With my wife's help, I finally got my three rice buckets done. Mylar bags, O2 absorbers, sealed with an iron.

How long till I see the results of those O2 absorbers? You know, when the Mylar sort of tightens up.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:19:25 PM EST
Mine have been well started in a few hours, and by morneing hard as a rock. If there not sucked in by am they did not seal correctly. I will be packing some stuff soon i will try and take hourly pick so the progress can be seen.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:53:14 PM EST
If I don't nitrogen flush rice or beans, I get a vacuum packed brick within 24 hours. With powered milk, I seen no noticable difference.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:39:51 AM EST
6-24 hours/
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:11:27 AM EST
It may not be the seal either, you might have just had a large air pocket. They only absorb O2, and atmosphere is what, 21%? They're still safe unless you can squeeze them flat like a ziploc with a hole.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:25:40 AM EST
yeah when my buddy and I did our bucket party back in April you could tell a difference in 2-hours. 12-hours later they looked like freeze dried coffee blocks. the ones that didnt got re-ironed to seal.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:35:57 AM EST
Yeah, we're at the 18 hour mark now and the three of them look pretty good.

Thanks guys.
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