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02-28-2010, 12:23 PM
I've been trying to locate CO2 for preserving and came accross these, thought they might be a source of CO2 to pipe into preserving jars. Any thoughts.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SERA-CO2-Tablet-Carbon-Dioxide-Plant-Fertilising-System_W0QQitemZ220479288058QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ Pet_Supplies_Fish?hash=item335596f2fa

02-28-2010, 12:29 PM
with the tablets you have to use a diffuser to dissolve the tablets. They are made for aquatic environment. I suppose if you used them in liquid it might work but I don't think they would work for dry canning. You're wanting to replace the oxygen, right?

02-28-2010, 12:32 PM
That's right Rick.

02-28-2010, 12:38 PM
Some one correct but I think you'll have to use the gas or something that will sublimate like dry ice. You might also try nitrogen gas.

02-28-2010, 01:01 PM
OK thanks, just a thought.

02-28-2010, 01:35 PM
I would opt for the dry ice method unless you have acess to bottled nitrogen.

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02-28-2010, 03:07 PM
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Honestly you wouldn't believe the trouble I'm having getting ANYTHING to help me with long term storage! Dry Ice- nope, Carbon Dioxide- in large cylinders only 40+, oxygen absorbers-still looking. I can't even find one of those foodsaver vacuum lid sealers!

02-28-2010, 05:32 PM
Oh, if only I were still in the Navy, I'd just fill your list of stuff and bring it with me on my next flight to the UK.

03-01-2010, 05:38 AM
Thanks for the kind thought sir:)

03-01-2010, 08:29 AM
Have you talked to the dry ice providers in the UK? There are several according to Google. I don't know what kind of price they charge and some have minimum purchases of 10Kg, which is quite a bit of dry ice.

03-01-2010, 12:24 PM
Yup, I've done that Rick, the minimum order for most of them is 5kg if you collect, 25kg for delivery. I'll keep looking though. Not to worry, I'll keep looking, I will store long term!!(eventually)

Old GI
03-01-2010, 01:45 PM
If you want carbon dioxide, just go to the ozone layer. ...... Oh, ...... nevermind.:blushing: