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Old 01-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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What would happen if I were to pitch yeast into just honey not watered down? Would it still ferment? If so how long would it take?

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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would not be drinkable. Too think I would imagine.

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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Honey is naturaly sterile, bacteria, yeast, etc cannot live there until significantly diluted

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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The sugar content is also too high for the yeast to handle. If you have a brew with too high of an OG, it will not start. This is why some recipies require step feeding.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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1. Honey doesn't have the nutrients to support good yeast health on its own for long.
2. Sugar content is way too high for most yeast to handle.

Not that something wouldn't happen, but it's not really likely that much will occur right away. Honey being hygroscopic, if you just sprinkled the yeast on top and let it sit open in a warm humid place you will get a little more out of it or if you were to pour some water on top of a bucket of honey, then dusted the yeast on top of that you may see a better reaction but really....why would you want to?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:44 AM   #6
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I was just wondering what would happen is all. Thanks for all the responses everyone.

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