Storing Bulk Dry Foods in PETE Bottles Using Oxygen Absorbers
The stable bulk dry grain you usually put in the jar of the food storage room.
The common kitchen tank is not airtight.
Therefore, with the change of atmospheric pressure, the air and moisture are pumped in and out of the product, causing them to taste more quickly.
The Pitt bottle, due to its oxygen/moisture barrier properties, can be used as a tank to better maintain the freshness of the stored dry food.
If you want to store these items for a longer period of time, using an oxygen absorber in a Pitt bottle can prevent pests and help maintain a longer quality.
In order to kill insects during the growth stages of adulthood, larvae and eggs, it is necessary to reduce the oxygen content to less than 1% and keep it there for at least two weeks.
Most types of plastic bottles are too porous and leak too much oxygen, but the Pitt bottle works very well.
Water bottles and most shelves
The stable juice bottle was made by Pete.
Look at the recycling logo at the bottom.
Its emblem and the letters of Pitt or pet below should have a 1.
Use an oxygen absorber to determine the type of product you will store in the Pitt bottle.
These bulk items need to be dry, about 10% moisture or less, and have a low oil content.
The suitable products are: Cereals: Oats, white rice, wheat, corn milling grain products: white flour, deembryo corn flour, rice flour.
Beans: beans, peas, and lentils skim dry milk: fruits and vegetables that are routinely and instantly dehydrated: apples, carrots, onions, and potatoes (
Must be dry enough to break when both inside and outside are bent)(
Note: the supplier of bulk dry grain should be able to tell you the moisture content of its products)
Examples of products that are not suitable for this storage are items with high oil content or exposure, high moisture content, or presence of leavening.
Most of these foods are kept in the original container and often rotate the storage time, which can be added by storing them in the freezer bag, in the freezer room: brown rice, whole grain flour, cereals, granola, etc. for oily or wet cereals and milling cereal products.
NutsBrown sugar products containing fermentation: cake/pancake mixture, biscuit mixture, etc.
In the grocery store, the products are packed in a breathable package that allows the gas produced by leavenings to escape.
This is the home dehydrated fruit and vegetables for \"reducing oxygen packaging.
If wet food is stored in this way, such as insufficient dry dishes, it may lead to a risk of poisoning.
If you have any questions about the storability of a particular product, please contact your local county Agricultural Extension Service office.
Every time you empty the Pete soda or juice bottle, wash it off, drain it and let it dry completely, start saving the bottle for this purpose and only the bottle for food or water.
Used wide mouth Pitt jars containing items such as peanut butter, mayonnaise and nuts can also be used as jars.
However, they may not be sealed enough to be used with an oxygen absorber.
Residual parts of the original foil seal at the edge of the jar may limit their ability to provide adequate sealing.
You can test the seal by tightening the lid on the empty bottle, placing it underwater, squeezing it and seeing if there are bubbles coming out.
The photo below shows how the oxygen absorber works.
The air contains 20% of oxygen and 80% of nitrogen.
Nitrogen does not harm food, does not promote insect growth, and does not need to be removed.
The oxygen absorber reduces the amount of oxygen in the container to less than 1%.
This leads to a lower oxygen content than what can be achieved in vacuum packaging.
There is an age-free 300 oxygen absorber and a few drops of water in this sealed bottle for this demonstration.
That\'s it in a week.
This shows that the bottle volume is reduced by about 20% due to the absorption of oxygen.
Do not add water with bulk dry grain when packing.
The product already has enough moisture to activate the absorber.
Get the oxygen absorber to find the oxygen absorber, you can view the \"packaging\" supplier on the Yellow Pages, or search the \"oxygen absorber\" online \".
The type of oxygen absorber I have been using for more than 10 years is the age-free 300 absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.
This oxygen absorber is packed in a sealed bag with 100 absorber packs per bag.
The 300cc size and its reserve capacity are sufficient to accommodate up to 1 gallon capacity of Pitt bottles regardless of the density of the stored dry grain.
Once you are ready to use your absorber, you will want to open the bag and place the absorber in a glass pint tank.
A pint tank will hold 25 absorbers as shown below.
Other sizes of jars may be used, but they need to be clean glass jars with metal padded covers.
They are not necessarily new, but must be sealed.
Verify the bottle is completely clean and dry before filling.
Set the packing area.
Once you know how many bottles you will fill in the next 20 minutes, take out so many of them from your absorber supply tank, place them on the tray and re-seal the supply tank
Put the oxygen absorber into the bottom of the bottle.
No matter where the absorber is in the bottle, it will work.
However, putting it at the bottom makes the most of its reserve capacity, once you start using the bottle and repack the bottle.
Fill the bottle
When you fill, tap the bottle a few times on the table to precipitate the product.
Fill it all the way to the top.
The funnel displayed is made of water bottles.
For products like oats and beans, I prefer to make an open edge slot with a piece of light cardboard.
If you cut a 12 oz tapered cup vertically and remove the rest of the bottom, that\'s what the chute looks like.
I made mine with cardboard cut from the side of the Grain box.
I made it into a \"U\" shape and then grabbed the mouth of the bottle with one hand.
I used the other hand to pour the product from the plastic cup into the chute and then into the bottle.
Try this question and you will find out what works best for you.
When filling the bottle, I put it in my wife\'s large stainless steel bowl to grab the overflowing bottle. (
Not shown in this picture)
Wipe the top edge of the bottle.
Make sure the lid is clean and dry.
Tighten the lid and re-seal it as if you were to re-seal a bottle of soda.
Label the bottle with the packing date and, where applicable, the ingredients and recipe instructions.
You might want to tape the lid with a narrow strip of tape.
The tape does not make up for the poor sealing of the lid, but it can help prevent others from opening the bottle before you are ready to use the food.
For this reason, the white tape or the metal foil tape works well.
Store the bottle in a cool and dry place, away from light and heat.
The fruit box at the grocery store is a very good container for storing full bottles.
The following photo shows the white wheat bottle stored in the used Apple box.
The following are links to other reference sources for Pitt bottle storage and general information for bulk dry goods storage.
Brigham Yang University State University extended services church test showed that the Pitt bottle with an oxygen absorber was able to maintain a low enough oxygen content to kill insects of all forms.
Low oxygen content does not decrease, but helps to maintain the ability of dry grains to germinate after planting or storage.