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Old 11-23-2018, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Marjorie View Post
thanks! I had no idea. I have a 50 lb bag in storage that we bought last year.
Neither did I. From what little I was able to find online about it it may still kind of work for other uses. I suppose a person could heat up old lime to make it into quick lime again then slake it to turn it back into hydrated lime. Although right now it is so cheap, why bother.

I am not really sure what the lime does to the corn other than remove the hull. I know it frees up certain vitimans so it can be use by humans but I don't know if the expired lime can do it or if it has to still be fresh.