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  1. #1
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    Default heating honey methods?

    Hi,

    All my honey became crystallized and most of the customers are asking for the
    liquid one.

    1. what is the best method to heat the honey with minimum damage to it?

    2. I put the honey outside closed with transparent plastic box and
    the sun makes it liquid very thin. can i ruin the honey in this way?

    Thanks, Randi

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    Default Re: heating honey methods?

    This can be a pain. a double boiler is nice, but you cant control the temp very well and you need to keep it low (no more than 140 is what I use) A hot tub works great belive it or not, you can also put them in your solar wax melter, or in the window of a car on a hot day. problem is to much heat will distort the plastic bottles. and they have to stay above 100 for a few hours to get the whole jar hot.
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    You could just ask them to take the amount they want to use and place it in their microwave for a few seconds and explain to them it doesn't ruin it. I would be trying to figure out why it all became crystallized. Here is a very good article on Crystallization of Honey and why. http://www.countryrubes.com/images/H...allization.pdf

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    Default Re: heating honey methods?

    I use the dash of the car when they are bottled I do get some funny looks when customers come to the office and see the dash lined with honey.

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    Default Re: heating honey methods?

    I've had 5 gallon pails filling all but the driver's seat, all secured with seat-belts.
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 09-05-2012 at 06:59 PM.

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    Those seat belt violations can be costly.

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    Default Re: heating honey methods?

    Quote Originally Posted by rand View Post
    Hi,

    All my honey became crystallized and most of the customers are asking for the
    liquid one.

    1. what is the best method to heat the honey with minimum damage to it?

    2. I put the honey outside closed with transparent plastic box and
    the sun makes it liquid very thin. can i ruin the honey in this way?

    Thanks, Randi
    For heating honey in 5gallon buckets and 55 gallon drums we offer a new product that is heat your honey without burning. It is a temperature controlled industrial heating blanket that wraps around the surface of the barrell and provides heat to the entire surface of the barrell you can find them via [URL="http://www.honeyheaters.com"] You can also call me at 509-554-6561. I advertise in the american bee journal.

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    Default Re: heating honey methods?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyHeater View Post
    I advertise in the american bee journal.
    And I have no doubt your paid advertisement will be welcome at Beesource. Perhaps you may want to read the rules at the For Sale forum: here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...efore-Posting!
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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