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    Default raw honey

    Sometimes I see raw honey that has a creamy white appearance, how do you get your honey to look like this?

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    its creamed honey, get some creamed honey as a starter, a drill and a creaming screw, mix a small amount of starter in with honey and run the Creaming Screw two to three times a day for 2 to 3 days to insure equal distribution for each batch you cream. This screw is 24" long so you can actually do the creaming in a honey tank. This Creaming Screw mixes your honey without mixing in any air

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    If it's creamed honey, it isn't RAW. RAW honey is unheated. Creamed honey is made by heating a batch of honey to a temp which clears all possible crystals and then is seeded w/ some previously creamed starter when the honey is at about 100 degrees.

    If RAW Honey appears white, it probably isn't very soft or smooth. It just turns out that color.
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    Default Re: raw honey

    Heat honey to 140deg F cool to room temp add 1:9 cream honey to liquid honey mix as stated above. Package and store at 55deg F for a week or two.
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    you do not need to heat honey unless it is crystalized already. If you dont see any just use creaming screw as directed. As honey will crystalize on its own over time with no help

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    >If it's creamed honey, it isn't RAW. RAW honey is unheated. Creamed honey is made by heating a batch of honey to a temp which clears all possible crystals and then is seeded w/ some previously creamed starter when the honey is at about 100 degrees.

    Mine isn't. I never heat my creamed honey. I just add some fine starter and keep it in the 57 F area of temperature. I NEVER heat it and I don't recommend heating it as you'll ruin the flavor.
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    Default Re: raw honey

    I second what MB says. I add my seed honey to buckets of RAW honey right out of the extractor. It is never heated and I find that it sets in less time as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneVBS View Post
    you do not need to heat honey unless it is crystalized already. If you dont see any just use creaming screw as directed. As honey will crystalize on its own over time with no help
    And how course is it when you go to use it? Why would you need to use the creaming screw?
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    ...we sell honey from Kirk Webster...most think it is creamed or whipped....but that is just how this honey sets up on its own. One customer looked.at.under huh magnification...microscope. he said that the crystals were all diiferent sizes (all small....a.creamy texture) , but that creamed honey has more uniform size crystals.
    We sell all.of our honey naturally crystallized....kirks is unique in its fine texture.
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