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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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Oh the things I learn.
It's not unsimilar to that other old "cure". The medical world have also found that using maggots (not ones scrapped off a manky dog turd, but bred in sterile environments) when placed on a wound, they'll eat the dirty and/or damaged tissue with no ill effect to the sufferer and leave the clean undamaged flesh alone.......

Sounds rather barbaric if you ask me but apparently tests have shown that to be correct.......
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Unless you're making a bochet!
No, that's not boiling, that's carmelizing honey. Boiling honey would be putting it in with the water, thining it out and bringing that to a boil.

Carmelizing is heating the honey itself to the point that it boils and stiring it so that it doesn't burn unevenly and turning the sugars into carmelized sugars and then when it is at the level of carmelization you wish (or the level of burnt) then mixing it with water (preferably boiling so as not to steam it all off) and then making a mead with it.

The general rule still applies: Never Boil Honey. It is ok to carmelize it for a Bochett though.

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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It's not unsimilar to that other old "cure". The medical world have also found that using maggots (not ones scrapped off a manky dog turd, but bred in sterile environments) when placed on a wound, they'll eat the dirty and/or damaged tissue with no ill effect to the sufferer and leave the clean undamaged flesh alone.......

Sounds rather barbaric if you ask me but apparently tests have shown that to be correct.......
I'm off to swim in leeches and maggots, bye guys.
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