Honey

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Honey

Post by bquiggerz » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:36 pm

Looking around to find cheap honey and I found this on amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00F460 ... ref=plSrch

What do you all think?

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Re: Honey

Post by Cpt.Frederickson » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:29 pm

Personally, I've used Paynes honey and found it good.
http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/honey-in ... som-honey/
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Conditioning - Meads - Raspberry Melomel yeast test, Vanilla Cinnamon Metheglyn, Orange Melomel.
Drinking - Youngs AAA Kit; Leatherwood Traditional Mead, Cyser, Ginger Metheglyn.
Planning - Some kits until I can get back to AG, then a hoppy porter, Jim's ESB, some American Red.

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Re: Honey

Post by fatbloke » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:51 pm

bquiggerz wrote:Looking around to find cheap honey and I found this on amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00F460 ... ref=plSrch

What do you all think?
A bit slow in looking, but if you check out all the pics from that link, it's catering honey. Sure it says "Blossom" honey but it's a mix of all sorts and was originally packed for 3663 (now trading as Bidvest).....

So unlikely to have any "real character" but should still be fine for melomels etc. I wouldn't use it for traditional type meads.

Oh and at the time of posting this, it's listed as "currently unavailable".....

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Re: Honey

Post by deanrpwaacs » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:44 pm

If the label states a blend of EU and non EU honey please stear clear . It may contain the fake honey from China .
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Re: Honey

Post by Rookie » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:38 pm

Are there any beekeepers in your area?
Check your yellow pages for beekeeping suppliers, they'll often know of local beekeepers with honey to sell.
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Re: Honey

Post by Laripu » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:04 am

deanrpwaacs wrote:If the label states a blend of EU and non EU honey please stear clear . It may contain the fake honey from China .
We don't buy pet food from China. Because of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_pet_food_recalls

This was a blatant disregard for safety in service of increased profit. And therefore we buy no human food from China either. We might get some in condiments in Chinese restaurants, however.
Secondary FV: "Cats & Myces", strong blond, 1.061, 33 BU
Secondary FV: "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot, ~11%
Drinking:
1. "Paradise" dry mead. Florida orange blossom honey 1.074, 9.8%
2. "Mooshti", Turbo cider small batch, with crystal malt. 6.5%
3. "Don't Bring Me Down", 6%, spruce beer
4. "Khamsa": ancient ale. Honey, dates, 5 grains, 7%, 32 BU
5. "Comin' Thro' the Rye" 1.069, 6.9%, 34 BU
6. Grocery store canned pineapple melomel, small batch, ~8%

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