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  1. #1
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    Default paper for making patties

    Hello all,

    I will be making patties soon and I`m wondering what kind of paper to use. I`ve seen pictures of patties made with news paper, magazine paper, and I`ve read that wax paper should be used. Is one better than the other? Also I`ve seen some people put paper on both sides of the patty (like a sandwich) and some just on the bottom. I think the sandwich idea would keep the patty moist longer. Once again... pros and cons? What has been your experience?

    Thanks

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    Use wax paper on both sides. After the patties set and you're ready to use them, use a razor knife to cut a triangle or two out of the side that will face down on the frames.

    The wax paper on the top will prevent the patty from drying out.

    The key to good patties is a good recipe.

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    I use the product called Kabnet Wax from Sam's Club. It comes in pre-cut squares and is used comercially to make hamburger patties. Saves a lot of time and effort.
    doug

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    It is called Patty Paper or hamburger paper.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    I like parchment paper over wax. Just my preference. I like to take the paper off on the side that rests against the frames so that when I put the lid on it squishes down between the frames. Wax paper stuck to the patty more than the parchment paper for me.

    JMHO.
    Dan Williamson
    B&C Honey Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/9848229@N05/

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    Iíve seen where paper isnít even used. The pollen substitute is brought to the yard in buckets and plopped right down onto the frames using an ice cream scoop. You just need to brush the bees out of the way a bit first. It's a faster way to do it without messing around with the wax paper. But you need to get the consistency down to where it wonít ooze way down between the framesónot too runny but also not too hard. Bees may not touch pollen substitute that is too firm. If the recipe is good the bees will eat it up pretty fast before it dries out.

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