Mead Lover's Digest #53 Thu 10 December 1992
Forum for Discussion of Mead Brewing and Consuming
John Dilley, Digest Coordinator
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 92 15:32:00 EST
From: Arthur Delano <email@example.com>
Subject: keeping a lot of honey
scojam@scojam.Auto-trol.COM (Scott James.) writes:
]I found a supplier Near Boulder, Colo. that sells 60 lbs of raw wildflower
]honey for $45 (+ $5 bucket deposit). Do you people out there think this
]would keep long (that is, until it becomes mead) ?
]I'm afraid of getting all this honey and having bacteria / wild yeast
]getting to it before I do.
Honey preserves itself well; it will darken and harden over time, but
there is too much sugar for bacteria or yeast to do more than suffocate.
Of course, unless it's covered, it might attract bugs.
] The guy on the phone said they sell it
]in liquid form (heated over several days) or solid 'brick' form.
]Maybe the solid form would be easier to use, I could dissolve in
]hot water when I want to use it?
Manipulating a 60 pound block of honey over a stewpot in order to melt
off three or four pounds could be a pretty amusing sight…
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