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Old 29-07-2010, 11:48   #61
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Dipping in Islinglass is the traditional way but I've never tried it.
I know Wikipedia say Isinglass (collagen from fish swim bladders), but methinks the author is wrong:

From ”The Poultry Pages”:

Traditionally, eggs were stored in a solution of waterglass (sodium silicate). (This is not to be confused with isinglass, a product for use in winemaking). A solution of waterglass is made up in the ratio of one part sodium silicate to nine parts of water and placed in a large container...

Surplus Eggs - How to Store Surplus Eggs, Freezing, Waterglass, Salting and Pickling

See also ➥ Water Glass - An almost forgotten method of storing eggs without the use of refrigeration

And ➥ Home Preseration Of Eggs: a selection from a 1920's cooking school course
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Old 29-07-2010, 15:03   #62
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I know Wikipedia say Isinglass (collagen from fish swim bladders), but methinks the author is wrong:

From ”The Poultry Pages”:

Traditionally, eggs were stored in a solution of waterglass (sodium silicate). (This is not to be confused with isinglass, a product for use in winemaking). A solution of waterglass is made up in the ratio of one part sodium silicate to nine parts of water and placed in a large container...
I second that thought Gord! I hadn't looked in Wikipedia but my memory tricked me into 'islinglass' instead of 'waterglass'. A soon as I saw it in your post the penny dropped!

Though now you've got me thinking, I wonder if islinglass would work too?
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And after you've used those eggs dipped in waterglass, you can crush the shells (now loadd with sodium silicate) and dump them right into the engine antifreeze, where it works as an anti-leak anti-corrosion additive. Um, yummy. ;-)

Also used to fireproof wood matchsticks and building materials, very handy stuff.
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I agree, good to see you, Seashine!

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I agree with pickling..and I saw a recipe on how to dry scrambled eggs,vacuum pack and they'd keep for a year in a cool place.
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We have never had a problem with eggs. We may have lost 4 or 5 in the 2 1/2 years and some have been kept for months in the tropics.
I turn them occasionally but Nicolle turns them back over so all the boxes open upwards.

If they are really old I break them into a glass individually to ensure they are OK.

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