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meadsome
10-04-2009, 10:49 PM
I just bought 60 lbs of orange blossom honey and I am a mead making newbie and the honey guy said it was granulated because it was cold out its in the 50's but its fine. I have posted a picture first time so i hope i posted a picture but I am wondering if this is ok and what will this do positivley or negativly to my mead? Also why does it do this?

<a href="http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/pp353/belgiumtripel/?action=view&current=orangehoney.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp353/belgiumtripel/orangehoney.jpg" border="0" alt="orange blossom honey"></a>

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp353/belgiumtripel/orangehoney.jpg

wildoates
10-04-2009, 11:13 PM
It's crystallized. Try this (http://www.scienceline.org/2007/04/09/ask-westly-crystallizedhoney/). And this (http://www.honey.com/downloads/crystallization.pdf).

It's fine, and won't hurt your mead any. It might be a little harder to dissolve it in the water, though. :D

wildoates
10-04-2009, 11:20 PM
Oh, wait, I mean, it's totally ruined, yeah, that's it, ruined. Probably seriously toxic. Lucky for you, I have a facility here in Elk Grove that can dispose of defective honey. All you have to do is send it to me and I'll take care of it for you, no charge!

:p

skunkboy
10-04-2009, 11:57 PM
Put the bucket on an electric blanket on low, or fill a big sink with warm water and put the bucket in.

meadsome
10-05-2009, 12:31 AM
ok thanks I feel a lot better. My first orange blossom honey. :)

meadsome
10-05-2009, 12:42 AM
great articles thanks. So no big deal. What do you think about using the heating blanket idea and moving the 60 lbs to 5 - 1 gallon 12 lb containers so when i want to make a batch i don't have to reheat over again?

Kee
10-05-2009, 10:32 AM
Oh, wait, I mean, it's totally ruined, yeah, that's it, ruined. Probably seriously toxic. Lucky for you, I have a facility here in Elk Grove that can dispose of defective honey. All you have to do is send it to me and I'll take care of it for you, no charge!

LOL @ Wildoates!

I think several of us here run disposal centers for toxic honey!