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    Making up bottles (lke HEED) days in advance ?

    Often I will make up 2 days worth of bottles at at time, for that days ride and the next days. Scoop of HEED, about 3/4 filled with water, shaken not stirred, stuck in fridge. Then just before riding I'll fill them up with ice.

    Any reason they can't be mixed up like this even a week in advance? I could do something like 5 days of bottles at the same time which would be easier than one at a time.

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    IIRC Hammer suggests to freeze them, not refrigerate.

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    Try it

    Quote Originally Posted by InfiniteLoop
    Often I will make up 2 days worth of bottles at at time, for that days ride and the next days. Scoop of HEED, about 3/4 filled with water, shaken not stirred, stuck in fridge. Then just before riding I'll fill them up with ice.

    Any reason they can't be mixed up like this even a week in advance? I could do something like 5 days of bottles at the same time which would be easier than one at a time.
    Most likely you will be fine if you start with clean bottles. You would be willing to keep orange juice or Kool-Aid in the fridge for a week, yes? To be completely safe, put them in the freezer, but still probably OK in the fridge.

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    Some protein drinks and such recommend mixing right before use and warn against storing mixed for any length of time. I've been told not to mix Accelerade and store it.
    ~ Long Live Long Rides~

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    I found HEED can go bad in fridg. Even if it doesn't go bad there, I had it go bad within 2 hours of riding (I had another bottle just mixed and that one was fine), On the other hand my PowerBar Endurance Mix can last a little longer in fridg.

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    Not sure about Heed, but I agree on the acclerade, I had it in the fridge for 24 hours and it tasted off to me.

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    When you say it went bad... Just the taste? How bad?

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    HEED goes from that subtle taste to taste that is some where between sour milk and wet Floor mob.

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