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Old 01-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #11
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That's certainly true to a point. However, like many have said above - if you're using it as a base for melomel or metheglin, you'll be hiding most (if not all) of the weaknesses of a more processed honey.

For joam, cyser, etc - this honey (if cheaper than what you can get elsewhere) would be fine.

Now, I get really good wildflower honey for $112 a bucket...so it's pretty damn cheap.

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Old 01-18-2010, 05:31 PM   #12
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OK fellas, thanks for the replies. Anyone have any 'good' online sources for honey? I've tried locally and through the Nat'l Honey Locator but didn't have very good results.

On another note, anyone have any good recipes that may work well with the cheap stuff? Melomel or traditional? either way is fine w/ me. Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #13
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I've used Honey from Gordon Food Service to good effect in mead. They sell for ~$13US per 6 pounds.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:36 PM   #14
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OK fellas, thanks for the replies. Anyone have any 'good' online sources for honey? I've tried locally and through the Nat'l Honey Locator but didn't have very good results.
How did you have no results in Honey Locator??

New England Honey
James Metcalf
PO Box 119
North Brookfield, MA 01535

At most that appears to be less than 60 miles from just about any place in RI.

Sure, it's not super close, but I buy my honey from about 120 miles away...which is why I end up buying bulk getting a bucket or two (5 gals) at a time.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:48 PM   #15
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I personally like Ebeehoney.com for all my honey purchases...they are just over in Ohio..so shipping to Wisconsin from there is super quick. They have a good variety of honey always in stock.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #16
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Well nothing in RI or THAT close...wasn't planning on (or hoping to not) having to travel that far for it. Thanks for the input so far...looks like I need to come up with a game plan.

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I wish I had a honey source closer, but when you're talking in buying bulk (anything bigger than jars or honey bears) the number of "wholsale" type places goes down pretty quick.

If 60 miles is a bit much for you, I understand that. I wish I had a place within 60 miles....

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I've got a few jars of the Wal-Mart honey, but I haven't had a chance to use them, yet. At $7.50 for a 3-pound jar, it's hard to say no. Definitely worth it for a few experimental batches at least.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #19
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There is plenty of local honey in RI

http://www.farmfresh.org/food/food.php?zip=02909&food=68

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Whoa! Guess I can't trust my google-fu or honey locator. Thanks!! Hopefully at least one of these pan out!

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