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Thirsty in NY
02-27-2008, 12:38 PM
And can you make mead out of it?

vahan
02-27-2008, 12:46 PM
Granulated honey is crystallized honey in which some of the glucose content has spontaneously crystallized from solution.

Some honeys granulate faster than others, such as raw/unprocessed honey.

You can gently warm the honey in warm water to make it "uncrystallize."

While honey never goes "bad", it's quality does deteriorate over time. I have made mead with granulated honey, and it was OK. The bigger issue is probably the age of the honey. I have also made really damn good mead with crystallized honey--but it was only a few months old and was crystallized b/c it was raw, unprocessed, and contained bits of wax/propolis/bee legs/etc.

Hey, welcome to GOT MEAD!

vahan

Thirsty in NY
02-27-2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks! I've been checking ebay for bulk honey and someone is selling it at a decent price.

beachfrontmeadman
02-27-2008, 04:02 PM
i normally use http://www.glorybeefoods.com/
though their prices are going up right now it seems,
their honey is very good though

Johnnybladers
02-27-2008, 08:52 PM
On Ebay I've gotten basswood honey from a seller called smittybee (or something with smittybee included) which was very good. It was also raw and crystallized very quickly.