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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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InfiniteLoop said:
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.
 

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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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