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Old 07-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default How much money do yall speand on honey?

I'm about to start making mead and it's hard to find raw honey around here. Help plez

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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I'm going to make 5 gallons of mead.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Well you don't absolutely need raw honey, store bought pasteurized will work especially if you make a melomel where the taste of the honey isn't necessarily the focus but where the fruit and/or spices you add to it is.

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I buy honey from an apiary supply shop. Buying bulk (3lb - 1 gallon (I think 1 gallon is about 10lbs)) isn't that much more expensive per pound than buying clover honey at the grocery store.

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The cheapest I can find locally is my area goes for about $3.50 per pound. Ive seen higher prices in the store with honey of uncertain quality/processing. Everything else seems 4-5+ per pound. Check out honeylocator on the webinator.

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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I'm sorry. I'm in NE Texas. On the mead I was going to make was plane Jane mead. So honey from Walmart will work?

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I'm sorry. I'm in NE Texas. On the mead I was going to make was plane Jane mead. So honey from Walmart will work?
Straight meads i.e. honey water nutrients and yeast is known as traditional and using the walmart stuff wouldn't give the best likely result as it will have likely been processed to hell and back......

Honeylocator.com should give you something local. While you don't need raw honey, if you can get it or something less processed, you'd get a better result.

For yeast I'd suggest K1v1116 as its temperature range is pretty wide (10C to35C). It has a good tolerance for alcohol at 18% and does a good job with traditionals......
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Ok thank y'all for y'all's input. It was very much needed.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 AM   #10
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Last time we spent $2.25/lb for honey. But that was also our own jars and 50+lbs at a time. Our apiaries also uses 0 plastic all stainless or glass which makes it real nice. That is in Vicksburg mi

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