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Salt brine Storage

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kmamark2000, Dec 7, 2013.

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  1. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    How long can salt brine be stored in an above ground plastic tank? Does it have to be remixed after time?
     
  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not sure how long it can be, but I have had some for 2.5 years and is still fine. Some outside in tank and totes other inside both are fine and ready to use. Mix to 23.3% should be fine.
     
  3. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
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    2 1/2 years? Wow, I was worried about 2-3 weeks. That's all I needed to know. Thank you very much. Appreciate the help.
     
  4. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
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    Where can I get a hydrometer? I have been searching locally and can't find a place. maybe I missed somewhere.
     
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    I'm not sure if its what you need but I have one from pet store for my salt water aquarium
     
  6. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. Schoenberg Salt

    Schoenberg Salt Member
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    Yes most pet stores with salt water fish should have one for a few bucks. You can also go fancy and get a refractometer but its about $80
     
  8. Under Pressure5

    Under Pressure5 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Guys, quick question for you. We started making our own salt brine. We can't seem to find any other local company making and selling salt brine. Any idea what a going rate for 23.3% brine might be? ($ per gallon) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh and I've had brine sitting for a year and it's still as good as new.

    Thanks
    Mark