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Do thicker bags offer any particular advantages over thinner bags? 5 vs. 4 vs. 3 mil?

For most applications our 3 mil pouches would be sufficient. You might consider a thicker mil if you are packaging a bony product where the bone might puncture the pouch. You can also use our Bone Guard product to prevent this from happening. 

We usually recommend a thicker mil (4 mil, 5 mil, Re-Therm) when cooking at high temperatures (over 180°F) for long periods of time. For information on cooking in standard chamber pouches click here.
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