Thursday, August 22, 2013

use a refractometer to be sure...

Use a refractometer to be sure where your moisture content is in your honey harvest.  Honey that has too much moisture (over 20%) will ferment.  Fermentation is fine if you're going to make honey wine...but it's not appealing for your customer.

FOR CLUB MEMBERS - you have the privilege of using one of the two club refractometers.  One is located at: D'Signs Unlimited, W4559 Lakepark Drive, Fond du Lac.  M-F 8am-5pm (call ahead: 920-922-7487).  and one circulates with the library.

To ready your batch for sampling - you probably want to give your bucket a stir so you get an average...when you feel it's combined, you only need to bring in about 1/8 tsp.  The test takes SECONDS.

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