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Old 02-17-2007, 01:11 AM   #1
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I made a batch of mead about 6 months ago and it didn't last.. I have six bottles left so I could imagin how it's gonna taste after a little time. My question is this.. I found an awsome deal on some honey locally, 12# for $15... The thing is it has some crystal formation there.. Can I use it business as usual or stay away from it???

 
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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I think they would disolve when you added the water, hell for $15 give it a shot
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:45 AM   #3
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I think they would disolve when you added the water, hell for $15 give it a shot
I don't know much about honey but I would agree. Give it a shot!
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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The crystals will dissolve when you heat the honey. Honey will store for many years without a problem.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:53 AM   #5
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Put the container in the microwave on low. The crystals will dissolve.

DO NOT ADD WATER!
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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I made honey beer with some old honey given to me that was completely solid. It took a while on the stove in a pan of boiling water, but it liquefied. The honey's fine.
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:51 AM   #7
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Honey is one of those magical foods that literally never goes bad. Those crystals will go away if you set the jar in some warm water for a while.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:13 AM   #8
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Honey from the stone age has been reconstituted and has been fine.

http://www.wikihow.com/Reliquefy-Granulated-Honey
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:28 PM   #9
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So when making mead, is it not necessary to use campden tablets or sulphite solution? No preservatives necessary?
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