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  1. #1
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    Default Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    I didn't get enough honey this year to warrant setting up/dirtying up the bottling tank.
    In the past I've poured with pointy spouted containers, I've used ladles with funnels, but all have left a trail of honey on rims requiring significant clean up.

    Can anyone suggest a less sticky kitchen method?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    ...a plastic honey gate installed in a plastic 5 gallon food grade pail.

    deknow

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    The warmer it is, the easier it pours. At temps (slightly) above 100F, it pours pretty easily and stops cleanly.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    I will try warming it more then, thanks!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    Two quart pictcher works well.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    Two quart glass kitchen measuring cup works well. Get honey somewhat warm - 85 F plus.
    If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Any tricks for bottling honey without a honey gate?

    A plastic ball valve, from Home Depot,on a 5 gallon pail works as well as a honey gate.

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