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Old 04-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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I've seen that it is better to buy raw honey but I'm trying to be cheap for my first batch. Could I use the cheap stuff and flavor with fruit, probably raspberry, and still have a decent end product?

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Yes, you can, it will still make a tasty drink, it will just never be as good as one made with a better honey. I wouldn't assume that supermarket honey is cheaper. So far I've found go direct to the bee keeper much cheaper even for fairly small amounts.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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I use cheapo honey in experimental JAOM-type brews just to get a feel for how it would taste with BETTER honey. So far so good, and I've got a few really drinkable products out of it. See my Cyser recipe elsewhere for a drink with bread yeast, cheap apple juice, and crappy honey that turned out darn tootin good.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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Ok thank you

And I'm only makin a one gallon batch and the closest beekeeper I have found is 40miles away

 
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