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  1. #1
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    Taylor Ridge, Il. USA
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    Default Creamed honey too thick

    The honey I creamed this last fall has gotten very thick, to the point it is not really "spreadable" out of the container unless you warm it up each time. It has a very smooth texture but when used at room temperature it tears up the biscuits! Should I just add more honey to it to thin it (I figure that will just crystalize too and be just as thick), add a little demineralized water to it, try to whip some air into it, just keep warming it? What do you folks do when your honey is a brick. Maybe I should re-phrase that.

    Anyway, thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Pickens, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Creamed honey too thick

    If you stir it up, does it reharden ? I've never had that happen with it out on the counter. If it is hard initially, once stirred it stays spreadable for me.
    Charlotte Anderson - SC Master Beekeeper
    "Obviously, my bees have not read the same beekeeping books as me !"

  3. #3
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Creamed honey too thick

    I put my pound containers in the microwave upside down for 12 seconds. I turn them over and give them another 10 seconds and then I store it in the cupboard not the fridge and it stays pretty spreadable. But I am old and like a seventy degree house! If your honey is low moisture it does tend to make harder cream honey.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Creamed honey too thick

    I would try and store the creamed honey in the warmest part of the house. You don't say what temperature you keep your house at, but it will get stiffer as the temperature cools. Also you can take a knife and cut/stir some of the honey near the top of the container before you use it. It seems that if I squeeze the plastic container to break the crystal form if I use plastic or cut/stir if it is in glass it will spread easier.

    Hot biscuits help too!!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Creamed honey too thick

    What was the % moisture of the honey you used? Perhaps it should be a little higher?

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