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Old 04-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #1
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How much white stuff should I end up skimming from 12 lbs of honey? I kept skimming and skimming for about 20-30 minutes. I have a big bowl full of stuff that I'm assuming is wax. It seemed like I could have skimmed off everything had I kept going.

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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Pretty much keep skimming until you think it's clean enough. But really, you don't need to cook your honey before pitching your yeast- it's a matter of preference, from what I've read.

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Old 04-29-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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I'd have just put it all the honey in your brew pot and then add enough boiling water to make it 'liquid', stir well to dissolve it. Add a little (gentle) heat to help it if you seem to have under-estimated the water to dissolve it. Leave it covered for a while. As it cools the wax rises on water like oil. Skim it well then.
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #4
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This advice is too late - I know!
But its just in time for me.

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