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Old 05-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #11
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If that is, in fact, water-white honey it can be very hard to find and $5 per pound wouldn't be crazy. Getting a honey that light can allow you to produce a mead that looks almost like water - a rare delicacy. Would you mind sharing the contact number for this beekeeper?

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:25 AM   #12
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@medsonfey.

The name is summit gardens honey farm in Calgary AB

 
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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I found some honey a little cheaper. But not much. Also it was not granulated. So I am going to try tomorrow.

Wish me luck

Thanks for your help everyone

 
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:30 PM   #14
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Hey MrMcDowe, where did you find the cheaper honey around here?

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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I picked it up at http://www.chinookhoney.com/.

It was 62$ for 10kilo

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #16
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Thanks! Its not very far from where I live. Totally going to make a trip up there this May Long.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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They sell mead also there. I thought it was good and very reasonable priced.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:48 PM   #18
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Maybe there is something we can substitute for honey? Obviously not entirely but just a portion to increase the body without adding to much (or any) undesired flavours. I was thinking of making a mead and using corn sugar/syrup (say honey:dextrose, 4:1 ratio). I am still a mead-newbie but I am wondering if we could use spices and other flavours (tea, vanilla, etc) to mask the use of adjuncts?
I made a mead in April using maple sap (not syrup), in place of the water. Or maybe you could use maple syrup.... although that is about $40 a gallon.

Won't know how well the sap mead will turn out for months, but my maple sap Helles Bock is quite good...IMHO
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