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Old 09-27-06, 09:30 AM   #1
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Gels in refrigerator or no?

I have a couple of multi-serving bottles of hammer gel (16 or 20 ounce container, or whatnot).

Do I need to keep these refrigerated once they are opened, or does it not matter?
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Old 09-28-06, 02:34 PM   #2
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Nutrient agar that is used to grow bacteria shares several of the same ingredients in energy gels.

Nuf said.
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Depends on the water activity, or rather, how much sugar there is in the product. IOW I have no idea, just thought I'd throw out some cool words I learned in food safety class.
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Old 09-28-06, 06:04 PM   #4
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if you're gonna use 'em within the next three months, no need to store in the fridge.
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Check the label. You may not need to. Honey, for example, has similar consistancy but requires no refrigeration.
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Originally Posted by superslomo
I have a couple of multi-serving bottles of hammer gel (16 or 20 ounce container, or whatnot).

Do I need to keep these refrigerated once they are opened, or does it not matter?

The clif multi use packs say to refrigerate after opening...
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