I have been storing my Camelbak bladder, which is exclusively used for water, in the freezer. I have not had any problem with this, but I do want to confirm from people in the know, that it is okay to do this. I started storing in the freezer after having a problem with mold growth in the sipping tube, while leaving bladder in the backpack. I cleaned it out and I am under the impression that mold can not grow in the freezer. Am I right?
Also, will the constant freeze and thaw cycles that freezer storage entails lead to premature wear? By the way, I just empty the remaining water post-ride and throw the bladder in the freezer without air-drying. Is this okay?
Finally, will the adding of a teaspoonful or so of lemon juice to a bladderful of water, so as to mask and eventually rid the bladder of the bleach-aftertaste left over from cleaning with a little bleach be detrimental in anyway to the bladder?
Thanks for your response.