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mwilliams62
08/07/2017, 09:32 PM
Does anyone know if there is an expiration date on these bags? I found a bag in my pantry that I bought a while back probably like two years ago. There is a number but does not look like an expiration date. S0076P04.

bertoni
08/07/2017, 10:02 PM
Over a long enough period of time, the pickling lime will react with carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate (fine sand). What you have should be fine unless the storage area was particularly damp. I'd give it a try. If there's a lot of precipitate when you mix 2 teaspoons to the gallon, I'd suggest that you buy another bag.

mwilliams62
08/07/2017, 10:39 PM
Over a long enough period of time, the pickling lime will react with carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate (fine sand). What you have should be fine unless the storage area was particularly damp. I'd give it a try. If there's a lot of precipitate when you mix 2 teaspoons to the gallon, I'd suggest that you buy another bag.

I don't think the bag has ever been open. Pantry dry. Going to try the 2 teaspoons and see what it looks like.

bertoni
08/08/2017, 01:47 PM
I suspect that it'll be fine. :)

mwilliams62
08/13/2017, 06:50 PM
How many teaspoons would I use for a 10 ATO container?

Cheapreef
08/13/2017, 07:54 PM
How many teaspoons would I use for a 10 ATO container?

If your wanting full saturation 2 Teaspoons is what it takes per gallon. Unless you use vinegar (what I do), which lets you add up to 3 teaspoons. But then your carbon dosing as well so take that into account.

bertoni
08/14/2017, 04:21 PM
I agree that it's 2 tsp per gallon for full saturation, assuming the lime is still good.

mwilliams62
08/15/2017, 08:30 PM
Thank you. Going to the store this weekend hoping they have some. I read somewhere that this stuff is seasonal. Don't know if that is true or not.

bertoni
08/15/2017, 08:49 PM
You're welcome.

mwilliams62
08/15/2017, 10:07 PM
So when is pickling season?

pfan151
08/15/2017, 10:56 PM
So when is pickling season?

Fall

mwilliams62
08/16/2017, 10:12 AM
Fall

Thank yku

nereefpat
08/18/2017, 08:57 AM
Pickling lime is cheap and always available at my grocery store. Maybe Midwesterners do more pickling than the average folk.

Apotack
08/18/2017, 10:40 AM
I've gotten it on Amazon

BryanCaruso
08/21/2017, 03:21 PM
How much vinegar per gallon of 3tsp of pickling lime

bertoni
08/21/2017, 04:15 PM
Usually, we say 45 ml:

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rhf/index.htm#7

Less might work, as well.