Whatever works for you.
Whatever works for you.
Mark, thanks for the info I'll look them up then, what's the max temp you can get the water to? John
If you want a pail liquifier, an old hot tub works great, and is cheap.... Wifes not crazy about when I use hers, but I do anyway at times. Craigslist and 200.00 will get you one all set up with 105 usualy being the max you can set it at.
Yea, but does you tank double as a hot tub???
I don't know. Probably the same. The heating element is the same as you have in your house's water heater.
It's not something one does all at once.
I guess my concern with heating it to the point where it destroys or melts all of the crystals in the honey is that it damages the nutritional value of it? Maybe I'm off base on my thinking, I need to read up on honey and honey bottling more. I think I've got a couple of good books on it. I'm trying to sell the highest quality product possible and perhaps I'm under the mistaken assumption that means not heating your honey over a certain temp.
Definition of PASTEURIZATION
1: partial sterilization of a substance and especially a liquid (as milk) at a temperature and for a period of exposure that destroys objectionable organisms without major chemical alteration of the substance
Based off of this definition I know people are going to say 'Well honey doesn't have any organisms or bacteria in it etc... etc... etc..' I'm just referring to heating it to a point where it alters the flavor and destroys the pollen grains in it.
We the willing have done so much with so little for so long we can now do anything with nothing
If you heat it to 160 degrees for a period of time you will alter, notice I wrote alter, the color, because you have burnt the sugars in the honey. This may or may not alter the taste. It will not destroy the taste. Unless you really burn it. Caramelize it.
The pollen is still there.
I don't think anyone really depends on nutrition when consuming honey. I think you are holding nutritional value of honey too high. It's a sweetener. A special sweetener because of how it's made, where it comes from.
If you are as concerned as you say, then you should not be heating it at all. You should be bottling it in the appropriate jars and selling it as RAW Honey. No matter what your customers may wish to have. Educate them that you don't heat it for reasons you hold. Me, I give people choices. Liquid or RAW. RAW meaning unheated and unstrained.