Author Topic: does honey change from source to source?  (Read 3451 times)

Doug

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does honey change from source to source?
« on: July 11, 2005, 11:53:17 AM »
Hello. I have a good frined who has bees and gives me great deals on 60lb 5 gal buckets of clover honey. The question I have is, do I have to worry about the characteristics varying from the different times I get it, or if I were to get it from a different source? I know the color changes from variety to variety, but clover is "somewhat" (although I have seen it go from really light to somewhat dark) consisten in this regard. I am more concerned with the SG. Does anyone have any thoughts or known fact about this? I am starting to make MEAD now so I will be going through honey quite fast while I learn about mead.  

Thank you for your help
Doug

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Re: does honey change from source to source?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2005, 04:06:38 PM »
Honey will vary in color, flavor, and sugar content between batches.

You already have a good handle on color and flavor, that leaves sugar content.

IMHO unless you are concerned with hitting a specific gravity dead on, I wouldn't worry about it.  You may be off, but within the relmns of norm.

My advice, brew and be happy, the differences will not make a big difference.

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Re: does honey change from source to source?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2005, 01:13:47 AM »
Bonjor would be correct 8)