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Old 03-13-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Another Oxygen Absorbing Caps question

I got a good deal on these so I bought them in bulk. They came in a sealed plastic bag, but then I realized once I opened them, they would just absorb and "fill up" on oxygen in the air. Is this incorrect? I'm fine with having regular caps, my brew gets consumed quickly enough, but I was just curious if I was missing something.

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Old 07-02-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I don't think they "activate" until they are wet.

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Old 07-02-2008, 01:29 AM   #3
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nah, KB is right...no worries, unless they were packaged in an oxygen-free environment (which they weren't), they'd have already been "filled". They need to be activated first.

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Old 07-02-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Yup.
The trick is DRY storage....well dry and clean. they will be fine....as the plastic that they are packaged in is NOT an Oxygen barrier.

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