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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Dehumidifying honey

    I extracted and used a dehumidifier and fan with buckets partially filled. Took a while but worked.

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  3. #22
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    A small dehumidifier may work. The humidity of the room and temperature is what's important. I dry at 35% and 85F or hotter in a closet with the boxes stacked up and box fans ontop of stacks pulling air thru. It's really easy. Check moisture with refractometer, below 20% is fine, USDA grade A is 18.6%

    You don't want to dry the honey once already extracted. Very little surface area and a dry fill will form ontop inhibiting drying.

    Typically when I find wet honey is if I harvest in the middle of the summer when the air is very wet or if I harvest a bit too early before Combs are capped.....and just because the Combs are uncapped doesn't mean the honey is too wet. A refractometer is pretty important. I use mine all the time.

  4. #23

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    And if I'm going to use dehumidifier is any difference what type it will be? The one with a pump, a chemical absorbent, or a fan? I found some models, but afraid to choose the wrong one. I am not a professional and start organizing the place. Will this type be fine? As I see from the discussion there should be a humidity and temperature level controllers, right?

  5. #24
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    Default Re: Dehumidifying honey

    I believe the pump is to dispose of the water. My 20 year old one has only a bucket that needs dumping manually. I think they all will have fans to move the air thru the units. The chemical dessicant ones are new too me but check their rating in pints removal per day; may be woefully wimpy! The FAQ in the link covers most things.
    Frank

  6. #25
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    I've used the plain old refrigeration type dehumidifier that has a drip pan on the bottom. The pan holds maybe a gallon. The frames to dehumidify are left in their box; the dry air flow is directed into the bottom of the box (or boxes), the boxes being on the floor. A simple air flow duct can be made of cardboard and duct tape; with this ducting you get maximum air flow and dehumidifying.

    The dehumidifier rests on the floor is shaped like a box with the output air coming out of the front. Any appliance dealer has these; many of the big stores carry them also. Price is usually around $140, maybe less.

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