Steve B POPS his head in!

Hey PopperDude:
I will be returning home in a couple weeks, and will be in a better position to make regular contributions to your blog. I have just looked at the comments to my last post, and it appears that I may have inadvertently created some frustration among your readers, regarding a couple of promises I made about future posts. To let your readers know that I have not disappeared, I am submitting this rather short, but hopefully satisfying post.  
Greetings to the readers of PoppersPlace:
In my previous post, I hinted about a simple device that you might already own, which will maintain the freshness of your poppers indefinitely.
Using this simple system, your poppers will stay as fresh as the day you purchased them.  What is this amazing solution to the age-old problem of stale poppers? 
It is a simple syringe (without the hypodermic needle, of course).
  
Here’s how:
1) When you purchase a new bottle of poppers, place it in the freezer (before opening it) – this is to reduce the volatile evaporation of the product.
2) Take a syringe – large enough to contain the contents of the bottle. – The type used for refilling ink cartridges will work fine.
3) Take the cold poppers from the freezer and cut the seal.  Immediately upon opening the bottle, fill the syringe with the poppers.  When the contents of the bottle has been taken up into the syringe, point the tip of the syringe upward and press the plunger slightly to purge any air from the chamber.  Place a cap onto the tip.
4) When you are ready to enjoy your poppers, simply uncap the syringe and press the plunger to squirt a small amount into a bottle or cotton swab. 
By preventing the infiltration of air and water, the syringe will keep your poppers as fresh as new until the very last drop !
Of course, nothing will turn bad poppers into good, so now that you have a way to keep them fresh, it will be well worth purchasing the best poppers you can find.
I will be returning with more posts in the near future.  Until then, let me know what’s on your mind – and what you think of my amazing popper-saver invention.  
Stay tuned and play safe.
Steve B
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10 thoughts on “Steve B POPS his head in!

  1. If you search for Butylated Linseed Oil you won’t find much.
    Medical nitites are often stablised long-term using the magic additive “Epoxol 9-5” which is an Epoxidized Linseed Oil (EPO).
    EPO acts as an acid scavenger which “locks up” the acid by-products of the nitrite decomposition which really accelerate deterioration. ELOs are also used as plasticisers in plastics production.
    Now, tell me where to buy small quantities of Epoxol 9-5 please!

  2. Found another Nitrite patent on Google. Number is 7625852 and was issued 2009. Mentions using either butylated linseed oil or activated alumina pellets to keep the nitrite dry, thereby delaying decomposition.

  3. “i’ve tried this in the past but the rubber plunger in the syringe sometimes degraded from the poppers, and the whole thing got very sticky and jammed”

    Yeah… That’s what I was thinking. I don;t know why Steveb would recommend this method as it holds absolutely no merit unless you do it for VERY short term use.

    The best method to date is to just store one or two popper bottles at a time in Mason Jars. They provide the BEST seal and keep the fumes from escaping out of the mason jar. Once the fumes in the jar reach a certain saturation point, they stop leaking from the popper bottles themselves thereby containing most of the fumes in the bottle. I’ve been using this method for years.

  4. “i’ve tried this in the past but the rubber plunger in the syringe sometimes degraded from the poppers, and the whole thing got very sticky and jammed”

    Yeah… That’s what I was thinking. I don;t know why Steveb would recommend this method as it holds absolutely no merit unless you do it for VERY short term use.

    The best method to date is to just store one or two popper bottles at a time in Mason Jars. They provide the BEST seal and keep the fumes from escaping out of the mason jar. Once the fumes in the jar reach a certain saturation point, they stop leaking from the popper bottles themselves thereby containing most of the fumes in the bottle. I’ve been using this method for years.

  5. i’ve tried this in the past but the rubber plunger in the syringe sometimes degraded from the poppers, and the whole thing got very sticky and jammed
    i tried an all-glass syringe but it gradually leaked
    also, any preservative pellet or powder would be left behind unless you pull the plunger out and pour the bottle directly into the cylinder