"6 Pack" Cap questions

Subject:  "6 Pack" Cap questions
  Date:   Sun, 08 Jun 1997 09:57:42 -0400
  From:  Pete Demoreuille <pbd-at-cybernex-dot-net>
    To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

How do you measure the capacitance of salt water caps, and the
approximate breakdown voltage of the arrays?

I had an idea if the breakdown was too low, and you don't want
to put alot in series, could you first coat the outside of the
bottle with a coat of polurethane, then apply the foil?

has anyone tried different materials other than aluminum/tin foil?
how about anything other than salt water?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Pete Demoreuille
pbd-at-cybernex-dot-net, pbd-at-delbarton-dot-org