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    john royce Guest

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    Have just been given a 5Kg bag of ' for baking' Castor Sugar. It's in a
    paper bag, so I think it will go hard after a while, since it will be many
    years before we can get through it.

    How is it best to store it?

    At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with screw
    lids.
    Is there anything simple we could put in the jars with it, that would act as
    a *drying agent* to take out any moisture for the air? Thanks for
    advice.



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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "john royce" wrote:
    >
    > Have just been given a 5Kg bag of ' for baking' Castor Sugar. It's in a
    > paper bag, so I think it will go hard after a while, since it will be many
    > years before we can get through it.
    >
    > How is it best to store it?
    >
    > At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with
    > screw lids.
    > Is there anything simple we could put in the jars with it, that would act
    > as a *drying agent* to take out any moisture for the air?


    There is nothing else you can do that you haven't done already... you
    certainly do not want to place something into the jar with the sugar that
    will attract moisture... it's not like the lid is full of holes for
    sprinkling. Just keep the lid screwed down tight, perhaps place a couple
    sheets of waxed paper under the lid for a better seal... and peridically
    give the sugar a stir with a wooden spoon.



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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <gur9cn$dqa$[email protected]>,
    "john royce" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > How is it best to store it?


    In an airtight container.
    >
    > At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with screw
    > lids.


    That should work if there's some sort of sealing compound between the
    lid and the jar rim; Or something along the lines of Lock & Lock, or
    Tupperware or Rubbermaid.

    Good luck with it.

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    john royce Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <gur9cn$dqa$[email protected]>,
    > "john royce" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> How is it best to store it?

    >
    > In an airtight container.
    >>
    >> At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with
    >> screw
    >> lids.

    >
    > That should work if there's some sort of sealing compound between the
    > lid and the jar rim; Or something along the lines of Lock & Lock, or
    > Tupperware or Rubbermaid.
    >
    > Good luck with it.
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria


    Thanks to all. Could a sealing compound be just a food plastic bag put
    between the jar and the lid?



  5. #5
    Guest

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    I find that the 2 liter ( square ) plastic juice containers
    ( cranberry juice, apple juice, etc. )
    are perfect for storing dry staples.

    They're easy to grasp, line up on a shelf neatly,
    clear plastic so you can see the contents,
    clear plastic... no prob if you drop it.
    Wide mouth... easy to fill
    The screw top is pretty much "critter-proof"

    I store everything from sugar to rice to dry beans.
    ( they look pretty good on a pantry shelf too )


    On Mon, 18 May 2009 10:22:26 +0100, "john royce"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Have just been given a 5Kg bag of ' for baking' Castor Sugar. It's in a
    >paper bag, so I think it will go hard after a while, since it will be many
    >years before we can get through it.
    >
    >How is it best to store it?
    >
    >At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with screw
    >lids.
    >Is there anything simple we could put in the jars with it, that would act as
    >a *drying agent* to take out any moisture for the air? Thanks for
    >advice.
    >



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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: storing sugar

    In article <gus5eb$u4s$[email protected]>,
    "john royce" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > In article <gur9cn$dqa$[email protected]>,
    > > "john royce" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> How is it best to store it?

    > >
    > > In an airtight container.
    > >>
    > >> At the moment we are thinking of putting it in glass pickle jars with
    > >> screw
    > >> lids.

    > >
    > > That should work if there's some sort of sealing compound between the
    > > lid and the jar rim; Or something along the lines of Lock & Lock, or
    > > Tupperware or Rubbermaid.

    >
    > Thanks to all. Could a sealing compound be just a food plastic bag put
    > between the jar and the lid?


    I suppose. Giviing it some more thought, I might put the filled bag
    into the jar and cover it with a screw-top lid. Or do the same using a
    plastic container as mentioned above.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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