Hey! I will let you all know. I put several dozen of our excess eggs into the water glassing storage about a month ago. I will probably do more soon. We will probably wait about 6 months before we test them. Worse case scenario - pig food!
We didn't wash the eggs but only used fresh clean eggs. They will be washed and float tested before I crack any open. I used glass gallon jars.
I wonder how they used to store eggs.
Anyone want to guess how many eggs I fit into a gallon jar?
I'm not sure how soaking them already washed will work. The wisdom in Europe is that the eggs shouldn't be cleaned, as that wipes off a crucial layer that preserves the eggs. Unwashed eggs can also be sold and stored without refrigeration. Washed eggs can't.
I bought eggs in Poland --- I stirred earlier than my in-laws and cooked breakfast while everyone else was still asleep --- and I don't recall them being unwashed. I got them from the refrigerator section of Biedronka just as I would in the US. The only difference was that they were brown --- that seems to be the default color of eggs in Poland --- and came in cartons of 10, not 12. I reasoned that this allowed for easily being able to tell how much each egg weighed and how much it cost, just divide by 10, a logistic evidently informed by the metric system, as well as being easily able to calculate how many eggs were shipped, sold, and so on. They were delicious.