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    Default Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by cg3 View Post
    Is there an appropriate fill level on Mason Jars? Why is 16.5 too low?
    16.5% moisture content, not ounces. Honey, by definition, USDA Grade A anyway, is of a moisture content between 16.5% and 18.5%. Less or more, it is still honey, just not Grade A. Over 18.5% moisture content is prone to fermentation. Especially if it picks up some more moisture or starts to crystalize. Which can concentrate the moisture, leading to fermentation.
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    Default Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Same question too Mark, Too low?
    My honey is usually in the 15.5% range when I harvest.
    If it isn't a problem, it isn't a problem. I certainly wouldn't try to do anything about it, like adding water.
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    Default Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    adding water.
    Booze?
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    Default Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Seriously, is high/low moisture honey that does not meet the Grade A standard damaged in some way? Would blending the two substandard honeys result in Grade A?
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    Default Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by cg3 View Post
    Booze?
    Booze would be okay. Except I would add honey to booze, not booze to honey.

    cg3, damaged? No. Not really substandard either. But too high moisture is unstable, prone to fermentation. Yes, blending is done and is a good thing to do.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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