[Sca-cooks] Concentrated drinks shelf life

Nick Sasso grizly at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 19 23:13:52 PDT 2007

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Years if the syrup has enough sugar in it.  This discussion has come
up here periodically. There are first hand accounts in this file of
five years or more of storing (and forgetting about) some sekanjabin
and it still being good.> > > >

In case anyone is interested, the fancy term for this is "water activity
level".  After enough dissolved solids, the microbes just basically explode
or dissolve on contacting the substance due to water being succed out of it
by osmosis.  Oversimplification, I know, but it gives a little added texture
that no one really asked for.

niccolo difrancesco

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