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    Default Bacon in honey?

    My wife and I were bottling honey tonight after eating bacon and eggs for dinner. I was joking around about putting a piece of bacon in with the honey. Then I got to thinking. Is this possible without ruining the bacon? Would the honey somehow preserve it?

    I realize this is probably unchartered territory, just curious as to what you guys think. Would it spoil in the honey? It would be pretty cool to have a piece of bacon in a honey jar instead of comb

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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Yes, it would preserve the bacon, raw or cooked. Mmmmm, bacon.
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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Add some barley and hops, you may have the perfect concoction.

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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Real bacon should keep even without the honey... Alexander the Great's body was preserved in honey...
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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco500 View Post
    My wife and I were bottling honey tonight after eating bacon and eggs for dinner. I was joking around about putting a piece of bacon in with the honey. Then I got to thinking. Is this possible without ruining the bacon? Would the honey somehow preserve it?

    I realize this is probably unchartered territory, just curious as to what you guys think. Would it spoil in the honey? It would be pretty cool to have a piece of bacon in a honey jar instead of comb
    I would check with the GADA, if they are the department that regulates food packaging in GA. The short answer is that the fat in the bacon, even when cooked, will eventually go rancid. AND since the bacon in the honey would technically be in anaerobic conditions you could have a chance of producing the botulism toxin. The Latin root botulus means sausage, if that gives you a hint where it can come from. Google botulism to see what you are getting into.

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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    I think that's brilliant. Salty sweet!

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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Hmmmmmmmm bacon - gods meat candy!!!!

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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    You can buy bacon honey cured in the grocery store. I would worry about the toxins they put in bacon to preserve it not the bacon or the honey.
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    Default Re: Bacon in honey?

    Pig Candy is pretty common in BBQ country:

    http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2010/11/pig-candy.html

    The recipe uses maple syrup, but honey works just as well.



    Also, if you know anthing about meat curing you can make your own honey cured bacon: http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/...HoneyCured.pdf
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