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  1. #1
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    Default Double Sieve Stainless Strainer

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/produ...roducts_id=457

    I'm using one of these to strain the honey as it exits the extractor into a bucket.

    Just out of curiousity, does anybody know roughly what the mesh size is; ie 200 and 400 micron?

    Wondering whether or not I may be wanting to do some additional filtering with something finer.

    Any comments?

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    I use one of those as well, although I don't know the mesh size. Last year, I used that strainer and then ran the honey through it again but with cheese cloth laying on the strainer. It did a good enough job for me. No particles, just pure honey.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    The wife seems to think that running the honey thru the double sieve is enough. I just don't know. This is our first honey crop so a lot of what we're doing is by the seat of our pants.

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    It is enough. It all depends on how you want your honey. Some firms make a filter paper to clarify it even more. You could even use coffee filters if you have lots of patience. Much of what you take out is good stuff though, so it's a balance between looks and taste. The double strainer is perfectly fine by itself. I used the cheesecloth because I wanted a little more straining.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    I generally go to 400u with the plastic strainers.

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    Default Double Sieve SS Strainer

    The Double Sieve Strainer is all I use. Just like you, it is used as the honey is coming out of the extractor. I have in years past used cheesecloth but find that it sometimes leaves little cotton fuzzies in the honey. These days I find people are more interested in "natural" or "Raw" honey at least around where I live. I tell my customers that I don't filter the honey as this would filter out some of the pollen and this is one of the main reason that local honey helps with algeries and sinus problems. This seems to make them happy.
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