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Crush and Strain/Creamed Honey

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I crush and strain my honey, today I used a paint stirrer on a drill. The honey looks like creamed honey, will it settle out, or did I just ruin my honey?
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I would doubt you "ruined" it, but you may have infused a lot of air into the mixture...give it a few days and see. Why did you use the stirrer on the drill in the first place?
It should settle you just have a lot of air mixed in right now.
Im sure its not ruined as far as it being edible, but this honey was suppose to be for resale. I know there is nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't look good. It looks like melted butter. I am going to have a hard time selling it. It has sat for 24 hours with no change yet.
I do crush and strain, and the stirrer looked like a fast and easy way to crush. And it was.
It will settle out over time. The air and wax take some time to rise to the top. All of my honey is crystallized when I sell it...
You may have to warm it and keep it warm for a period of time before most of the air bubble rise to the top, but I doubt that you will ever get this honey to a clear state, especially since it is infused w/ wax particles.
Did you do the "strain" part yet? Going to have to use a mighty fine strainer... Crush, and emulsify are two different things...
glass jars and sell at the health food store/ fair for a premium.
I found this winter that cremed honey is better for my sore throat than regular -- it dissolves slowly in the mouth so soothes the throat more.
Mark I put some in a container and put it in a hot water bath it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I restrained it and sealed it up in 5 gal buckets, I will let it sit for a while and see what happens. I'm trying to post a picture of it, but the computer isn't cooperating.
Miami I have strained it a couple of times, I am finding out the hard way that there is a difference between crush and emulsify.
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