Has anyone ever used KePeg Egg Preserver?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by havi, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I was searching on eggcartons.com and came across this. I was wondering if anyone has used this before or what do you think of it?

    Here is what the website says:
    " KePeg was first developed during the Great Depression when refrigeration was not in wide use. KePeg closes the pores of the eggshell not allowing any oxygen into the interior of the egg. Preventing oxidation which makes the eggs go bad. KePeg contains no chemicals and is completely natural. Eggs can be stored for a recommended one year without refrigeration. We suggest to use this product on fresh eggs. "
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Interesting! I wonder if it really works? Maybe someone will chime in.. [​IMG]
     
  3. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I know I am curious too. But with this(BYC) being the 'chicken world' I would think I would of heard about this before. [​IMG]
     
  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mom use to talk about my grandmother doing something with her eggs, called an "egg well". she would submerge the eggs in something, I thought it sounded like some kind of gel or something, but mom never really knew what it was. She would do it for the wintertime, when eggs were more scarce. This would have been in the 1930's probably . . .but mom said the eggs would keep for a long time in the stuff. . .wonder if its the same thing. This is the first time I have EVER seen anything like this and have been asking people for years!!!
     
  5. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what Wikipedia had to say about waterglass or liquid glass which I have heard of being used:
    Food preservation
    Sodium silicate was also used as an egg preservation agent in the early 20th Century with large success. When fresh eggs are immersed in it, bacteria which cause the eggs to spoil are kept out and water is kept in. Eggs can be kept fresh using this method for up to nine months. When boiling eggs preserved this way, it is well advised to pin-prick the egg to allow steam to escape because the shell is no longer porous.
    An article in The Mother Earth News offers test results for this and other methods of preservation.

    Could be the same stuff [​IMG]
     
  6. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    If I did buy this stuff, I would need to bribe someone in to testing this out for me. Do you really think I am going to be the first person to try that egg thats been sitting out for 2 months? What if this stuff doesnt work? What then? [​IMG] Hmm...need to find some neighborhood kids.. [​IMG]
     
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  7. jamesblakesec

    jamesblakesec New Egg

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    Hi, hope you are still active?

    I have a jar of KePeg, and have often asked people of its uses. I have been told by many older folk that this was used to preserve eggs for 6 - 12 months. hope this helps.
     
  8. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Waterglass and the KePeg stuff are different. Waterglass is actually liquid that the eggs are submerged in and the KePeg is a compound you wipe on the shells. Both create a barrier to keep the egg from dehydrating and blocking bacteria from entering. Have not used either, but I'd be curious since I read the longest KePeg has kept an egg usuable is 3 YEARS!!!!! OMG!
     
  9. RogerA

    RogerA New Egg

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    I have been using kepeg since I was 13 years old and am almost seventy now. This stuff has never failed me yet.. Prior to coating, your eggs should be dry, unwashed and at least one day old but no longer than one week, and store them in a reasonably cool place...Regards..Roger
     
  10. RogerA

    RogerA New Egg

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    our eggs must be at leaqst one day old but no more than a week old.

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