Originally Posted by Big Nasty
unfortunately no Tang,i'm still vacuum-less.Mold is what scares me the most so i'll try to inspect the cobs frequently.Last time i haven't had any issue with 1 week fermentation but i want to try the darker cure now as well as the golden one.What if i bury them,i mean the ones that will stay 2-3 weeks?Have you ever tried?
Maybe try getting a few of the food saver vacuum bags with the zip lock if you can, close it mostly and leave room to put a straw in one end, suck the air out, as much as you can and while still sucking close the bag. I find the freezer bags still let air in almost immediately after you vacuum the air out with your lungs. I hope you get what I'm trying to say, I dont have pictures to demonstrate.
If you're mechanically inclined, I've seen videos on youtube of how to turn a bicycle tire pump into a vacuum. I would think one of those, and an air pin like used to blow up basketballs would make a nice DIY vacuum.