Seal a mylar® Bag With an Iron
Open up the mylar® bag
and put it in your bucket. Then pour the food you are planning on
preserving into the bag. Be careful you don't over fill the bag.
Next, put in the oxygen absorbers
on top of the food.
To find out how what
you'll need as far as oxygen absorbers, click here.
Place the edge of the
mylar® bag on a board across the top of the bucket so one edge of
the board is half way across the top of the opening of the bucket.
Lay the bag over the top of the bucket and using the clothes iron
or Eurosealer, iron the bag shut. Now that the bag is sealed closed,
you can put the lid on the bucket and seal the lid down. It's as
easy as that, you're finished with that bucket!
If you are filling
lots of buckets at the same time, you might consider filling ten
or more buckets at once. Have all ten of the buckets at the stage
where the oxygen absorbers are to be thrown in. Then quickly add
the absorbers to each bucket and quickly iron the bag shut. This
would save your oxygen absorbers from having to be out in the air
any longer than necessary. Before you started sealing your first
bucket, you'd pull 20 absorbers out, lay them side by side, and
complete the process on each of the ten buckets as quickly as possible.
With a little practice,
you should be able to easily seal the ten bags in 5 minutes or less.
With all the bags ironed shut, install the ten lids on the buckets,
and you are done. If you are so lucky as to have access to a canning
machine, the job is even simpler. Just toss an oxygen absorber on
top of the food before you seal the lid on the can. It's as easy
as that. If the oxygen absorbers are working they will create a
vacuum. After a few hours the lids on the cans will pop down or
the mylar® bags will pull in around the food in the buckets.