Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Price of honey
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
Aust1227
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 112
Default Price of honey

Hey guys,
Wifey and I want to make some meads and honey wheats. We have been looking all over for good honey at reasonable prices. We finally found a local bee keeper that sells top notch local honey for $25 a gallon. What kind of prices are others paying?

__________________
Aust1227 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
sirsloop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South River, NJ
Posts: 2,592
Liked 17 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

not bad.... that'll be good for a 3-4 gallon batch...

__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~
sirsloop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
JustMrWill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Attleboro, MA
Posts: 362
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirsloop
not bad.... that'll be good for a 3-4 gallon batch...

My co-worker has bees...she is selling for $5 / lb. So that sounds like a good deal.

I made my first mead from generic BJ's brand honey at $5.99 / 3lbs. I couldn't see spending $70 for my first try at a 3 gallon batch.

Will invest for better honey if I like how this comes out.

-JMW
__________________
JustMrWill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
DarthCaitSith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14
Default

http://www.millershoney.com/honeynews.htm
In bulk honey is a lot cheaper. Though depending on how far away from southern california it may behove you to find a local bulk supplier

--DCS
__________________

---
DarthCaitSith

DarthCaitSith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:32 PM   #5
zoebisch01
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central PA
Posts: 5,198
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

That sounds like a reasonable price for good quality local honey. And, the prices will most likely keep going up because of the bee problems. I'd say buy some , it doesn't go bad really although I am not sure what happens to the flavor profile over time. But if you plan on using it in say the next year or so it's a good investment. Plus Honey really is a fantastic food!

__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.
zoebisch01 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:34 PM   #6
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,103
Liked 1012 Times on 677 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

1 gallon of honey is about 12 pounds (Honey is usually sold by the pound, not volume though). As far as I know, meads will use about 3 pounds of honey per gallon of water. I guess it's more accurate to say 3lbs of honey to 3qts of water to make one gallon of must. So, 1 gallon of honey + 4 gallons of water makes 5 gallons of mead.

Back to the OP's Q. $25/12 is about $2 a pound and a good price at that volume. I've gotten down to $1.75/lb but that was a much larger bulk purchase.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:34 PM   #7
Aust1227
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 112
Default

That bulk honey price is really good. I will have to call my local guy and see if he can do price discounts for five gallons. Can't beat the no shipping and no sales tax on the local pick up!!

__________________

Aust1227 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - 1/2 Price BYO RonRock For Sale 33 10-22-2009 05:03 PM
Blackseed Honey and Pine Honey at the Int'l Market? jkpq45 Mead Forum 0 10-08-2009 05:48 PM
Adding honey malt to honey wheat beer? BK_BREWERY Recipes/Ingredients 5 10-03-2009 02:56 PM
Clover Honey vs Regular Honey? bakersbrew Recipes/Ingredients 7 05-30-2009 01:25 AM
Finding a good price on wildflower honey... janzik Mead Forum 10 10-07-2008 02:59 PM