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Title: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 14, 2018, 04:15:40 AM
I recently purchased 3 35.3oz jars of powdered bouillon. Chicken, beef and tomato. It was a significant saving over the same quantity in smaller containers. Of course now I had to ask myself how I was going to store the stuff since it won't get used quickly. Well the chicken might but the others not so much. Checking my stash of jars I found some 32 oz. pickle jars that a regular mouth canning jar lid fit. I could have just used pint canning jars but didn't want to. I tried vacuum sealing an empty jar and glory be it worked so now the plan is to put the pantry supply in the little plastic jars and the rest in the pickle jars and seal probably with O2 absorbers inside. These jars.

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Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Carl on May 14, 2018, 07:43:50 AM
  The vacuum jars should do OK,better to avoid light exposure and temperature changes and should be good for 3 or more years ...watch for signs of any 'growth' and odd smells as the product can ,and will,degrade over time ....even in the best of conditions. Light and moisture are major problems to protect against.

Just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 14, 2018, 07:58:01 AM
   Light and moisture are major problems to protect against.

Just my thoughts.

Agree and that's why I thinking O2 absorbers also. Hydrogen in the atmosphere, it won't be a total vacuum, and O2 equal moisture. Sound reasonable anyway.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Carl on May 14, 2018, 08:29:15 AM
Agree and that's why I thinking O2 absorbers also. Hydrogen in the atmosphere, it won't be a total vacuum, and O2 equal moisture. Sound reasonable anyway.

As good as I can think of also.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 14, 2018, 08:39:06 AM
Oh yeah, I got a dark closet to hide them in also.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Carl on May 14, 2018, 08:50:11 AM
Oh yeah, I got a dark closet to hide them in also.

I will just get my own then.. :)
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 14, 2018, 12:06:40 PM
 :spit:
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Stwood on May 14, 2018, 05:47:29 PM
I don't wanna hear it when you come outa that dark closet.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 14, 2018, 05:53:01 PM
Oh for the shelves I can just reach in, for anything else I have a 5 foot long walking stick that goes in first then I follow and turn on the light, if I can find the pull cord.  ;D
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Stwood on May 14, 2018, 06:10:02 PM
Well ok......but don't be doing the coming outa da closet thing...  :rofl:
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 15, 2018, 03:12:13 AM
 :pissed:  :impatient:

My smart azzed comments just failed me. Too early I reckon.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Carl on May 15, 2018, 05:52:02 AM
Relax....we are all friends....stand up ,dust off,and let's get back to preppin'
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Stwood on May 15, 2018, 06:14:39 AM
:pissed:  :impatient:

My smart azzed comments just failed me. Too early I reckon.



Way too early..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on May 15, 2018, 06:31:47 AM
I slept till 3am  :wtf:
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Stwood on July 17, 2019, 01:02:52 PM
I slept till 3am  :wtf:

So ar ya awake now?  ;D

How's the bulk bullion doing? No explosions in the closet?
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Redman on July 17, 2019, 02:26:35 PM
No explosions. The chicken boullion is 2/3 gone, the beef and tomato aren't moving as quickly. The chipped jar is still sealed.
Title: Re: Storing Powdered Bouillon
Post by: Stwood on July 17, 2019, 03:54:35 PM
Momma always said no explosions was a good sign.