<![if !vml]><![endif]>Blue Balls, Anyone?
Most everyone knows the best way to store homemade colloidal silver is in dark glass bottles.
This, in order to keep excessively bright light off the silver particles so they won’t oxidize and fall out of suspension, ruining the potency of your batch.
But that leads to the
problem of having to make your colloidal silver in one jar, and then after it’s
made, transfer it into a colored glass bottle for long-term storage.
However, with these new colored glass one-quart wide-mouthed Ball canning jars, in a beautiful new turquoise-blue color, you get the best of both worlds, i.e., you can make and store your colloidal silver in the same jar.
This protects your colloidal silver batches from excessive light while they’re being made (so you don’t have to make your colloidal silver in a dark room any longer). And it also protects them while they’re being stored.
You can even leave your colored glass storage containers out on a countertop without having light ruin the potency of the colloidal silver inside of them.
Here’s the story…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
The brand new one-quart wide-mouthed Ball canning jars in stunningly beautiful light turquoise blue color are now available on Amazon.com.
They're a little pricey. (See this link, or search Amazon using the key words “Ball Wide Mouth Elite Collection Quart Jars 4 Pack, Blue.”)
But the beauty is that they allow you to make colloidal silver AND store colloidal silver in the same colored one-quart, wide-mouthed glass jar.
You no longer have to make your colloidal silver in one jar,
and then transfer it into a dark glass bottle for long-term storage after it's
These same one-quart, wide-mouthed turquoise blue Ball canning jars are also available online through Fillmore Container company, at this link.
High Shipping Charges
The only problem, of course, is the shipping charges for these jars. Shipping glass containers like these is tricky, and requires special packaging. Plus, the glass jars are fairly heavy. And those factors are reflected in higher shipping charges.
So if you don’t want to pay for shipping (and you’re feeling lucky), these same turquoise blue, one-quart, wide-mouthed Ball canning jars just might end up being carried at Walmart or other big box stores and canning supply stores later this year during the upcoming canning season.
If so, they’d likely be a bit less expensive. And you won’t pay those exorbitant shipping
charges (I recently paid $20.23 in shipping charges to have 12 of these blue jars shipped to me through Amazon.com.)
So if you want to wait and see if the brick-and-mortar stores are going to carry them later this year when canning season rolls around, that’s fine.
But I wanted mine now, because they’re beautiful, and because Ball canning company has a terrible habit of selling out of their decorative colored one-quart, wide-mouthed canning jars fast, and not re-stocking until the next year’s canning season.
Last year Ball canning company came out with similar colored one-quart, wide-mouthed canning jars in light green color. As of this writing, the green jars are available once more on Amazon at this link.
They also came out with some of these same colored, one-quart, wide-mouthed Ball canning jars in a darker purple color, which are also available once again (as of this writing, anyway) on Amazon at this link.
In the past, I've experimented with all three of these one-quart, wide-mouthed, colored glass canning
jars, and they work great for keeping excessive levels of light off your
colloidal silver solution to prevent oxidation and precipitation of silver
In fact, I've stored these jars full of freshly-made colloidal silver on my well-lit kitchen countertop for weeks on end, as well as in kitchen cabinets that are repeatedly opened and exposed to bright light throughout the day, and there was no precipitation of silver particles whatsoever.
So even though they're relatively light in color compared to the one-quart dark amber glass storage bottles people often use to store their colloidal silver (such as these), they nevertheless do a great job of keeping the bright light off of your colloidal silver batches, even if you store the jar right on your well-lit kitchen countertop.
Best of all, having the ability to make your colloidal silver and store your colloidal silver in the same jar really saves a lot of time and hassle, especially if you like to make multi-gallon batches like I demonstrate in this short video, How to Make Big Batches of Colloidal Silver.
Metal Lids v/s Plastic Lids
By the way, the colored, one-quart, wide-mouthed colored Ball canning jars come with metal lids.
There’s nothing wrong with using metal lids, as long as you
don’t fill the jar so high with colloidal silver that the water is touching the
metal lids (metal tends to make electrically charged silver particles lose
their electrical charge and fall out of suspension).
However, a very simple solution is to purchase inexpensive wide-mouthed PLASTIC lids from Ball canning company to replace the metal lids on these jars.
Thankfully, as of this writing at least, these wide-mouthed plastic lids are also now available on Amazon.com (see here for example) and at Fillmore Container company (see here, for example).
I have no idea how long these colored canning jars are going to be available online. Nor do I have any idea if the big box stores and other canning jar supply stores are going to carry them later this canning season.
That’s why I’m telling you about them now, while they’re still available online.
If you make your own colloidal silver like me, and you like
to keep a lot of it in storage for
emergencies and for multitudes
of household purposes such as these, as well as for “prepping” for that day
when the you-know-what finally hits the fan, then you already know you can never have enough colored glass storage
Finally, I'd like to note that I have no business affiliation or other relationship with the above companies except that I buy their products for my own personal use in making and storing colloidal silver.
That means I pay full price just like anybody else. And I don’t get anything from them for telling you about the availability of these products. I'm just passing this info on to you as a courtesy.
Of course, I ordered my new turquoise blue, one-quart,
wide-mouth Ball canning jars first, before
writing this article, to make sure I get some in case people make a run on them
and they sell out faster than normal, which is not at all uncommon.
Here are a few other short but informative articles you might want to take a gander at on the topic of glass containers:
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for Making, Storing and Using Colloidal Silver
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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Colored Glass Storage Bottles for Colloidal Silver: New Source
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>The Sock Trick for Protecting Colloidal Silver from Bright Light
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>How Long Will Homemade Colloidal Silver Last Before It Begins to Lose Its Potency?
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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