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Offline Miseremini

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  • I googled "eggs soaked in lime"  and was surprised to see what came up.
    Even city folk could do this if they get UNWASHED EGGS from a farmer.




    https://homesteadingfamily.com/preserved-eggs-water-glassing-eggs-for-long-term-storage/


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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 02:02:11 PM »
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  • Huh.  Interesting.  Thanks for posting 


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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2022, 02:48:16 PM »
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  • Would the lime water leach any kind of bad taste into the eggs?

    That, plus the unwashed factor, soaking in all that crud for a year or two, makes this kind of unappetizing.  But maybe it's okay.  I'm a city boy.  I wouldn't know.

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2022, 05:26:45 PM »
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  • 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?

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #4 on: July 04, 2022, 06:03:30 PM »
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  • 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.


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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2022, 06:28:45 PM »
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  • Last month I dehydrated and powdered 10 dozen unwashed  farm eggs( raw). I placed an O2 absorber and vacuum sealed the jars. The shelf life is supposed to be up to 2 years as well. We'll see.
    I saw the lime bath ones but was too chicken to try it. It looks pretty simple though.

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2022, 06:30:31 PM »
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  • 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?
    2 dozen?

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2022, 06:52:16 PM »
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  • Reminder to folks that unwashed eggs are shelf stable for quite some time and all you must do is "float test" them - if the egg sinks it is good, if it floats feed it to pigs  :)

    Alternatively you can freeze eggs too... Just crack them and mix them, put them in freezer bags or whatever else.

    My family does both. 
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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #8 on: July 04, 2022, 07:35:16 PM »
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  • Last month I dehydrated and powdered 10 dozen unwashed  farm eggs( raw). I placed an O2 absorber and vacuum sealed the jars. The shelf life is supposed to be up to 2 years as well. We'll see.
    I saw the lime bath ones but was too chicken to try it. It looks pretty simple though.

    Pun probably unintended, but still there.

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #9 on: July 04, 2022, 07:53:38 PM »
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  • I was too chicken to try it. 
    You mean you weren’t game! Chicken! 🐓 
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    Let it be what God has planned, His new Eden where You reign.

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #10 on: July 04, 2022, 09:26:59 PM »
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  • This link from the bottom of the original post answers a lot of questions, especially about washing and there are a couple links (in green) with videos.

    https://homesteadingfamily.com/preserved-eggs-water-glassing-eggs-for-long-term-storage/
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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #11 on: July 05, 2022, 01:30:35 PM »
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  • 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 didn't wash the eggs but used fresh clean eggs. (No mud or other sticky things on the egg)

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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #12 on: July 05, 2022, 01:31:33 PM »
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    Re: Homesteading: How to preserve fresh eggs for up to two years
    « Reply #13 on: July 05, 2022, 01:34:46 PM »
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  • 3 dozen! Thanks for playing :smirk:
    Wow- that means it's not really consuming as much space as I thought. I'll try it next batch I get from the egg lady