Kinda looks like a drug bust in here. My hop plants in my back yard really didn’t amount to much, 3 oz. of fuggles and 4.5 oz. of Brewers Gold. They definitely need bigger pots but I would rather find a spot in the ground somewhere. The two stacks on the right are the River road hops. I have 17 oz. of those ones and you can tell I finally got the hang of my new vacuum sealer. I picked it up at Walmart for about $100. There are cheaper ones and there are more expensive ones but this brand has a lot of good reviews and I didn’t want to go over $100. Even though I don’t have anything to compare it with, having never used one of these things it certainly did the job and it’s easy to use. The suctioning took about 15 seconds for a one ounce bag and it flattened it to less than a quarter of an inch. The trick is to flatten it with your hands a little as the suctioning is happening otherwise your package ends up in a crinkly ball which will take up more space in your freezer. Also you have to be careful of the stems which can poke through the plastic and allow air in. I think it was a good investment and I’ll use it for other things as well. There’s no way I could have stored all those hops in our small freezer without it. This isn’t meant to be an advertisement for this brand ( I’m not receiving any money from this company) but more for vacuum sealers in general as a great way to store hops. Cheers and happy brewing!