Seltzer Water In Plastic Bottles
on average, how long till an opened bottle goes flat. my average is 3-4 hours even if the cap is screwed on tight after opening. is this abnormal??
Interesting, I've just started drinking seltzer regularly and noticed that it was flat the next day in the fridge, which surprised me.
"is this abnormal??"
Maybe the cap was leaking "air", it sometime happen when the seal is first brake open when opening the bottle; water might not leak, but air and gas will.
It could also be depended on the "quality" of the carbonation process; or if it was natural carbonation.
That's why I buy small bottles instead of large ones.
3-4 hours seems too quick, but I do buy glass bottled seltzer because it lasts longer unopened.
Yes. Mine lasts at least 3-4 days (sometimes even 7 days). The carbonation gradually fades.
Don't store opened seltzer bottles on their side - you are creating an ellipse with more surface area than a circle, so greater loss of carbonation.
And choose a good maker - not all seltzer is equally well carbonated....