built warming box out of a old freezer to uncrystallize my honey had a question

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  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    my honey crystallized and I am trying to un crystallize it. I have my unit set at 100 deg. its been a week and the honey is still in the same state. how long does it take?
     

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  2. Iddee

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    Increase to 120. but not above 125. The internal temp of the honey needs 100.
     

  3. martyc68

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    Why is it crystallizing. Thought it took a while to do that.


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  4. DLMKA

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    I use my 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator (trays removed) and set to 105F, it's completely clear by morning.
     
  5. pistolpete

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    marty: the crystallization rate depends on a lot of factors like # of seed crystals, temperature, and moisture, but probably the most important is the floral source. Some honeys take a couple of years to crystallize, others take a couple of weeks.
     
  6. martyc68

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    Ok didn't know all the factors to it


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  7. Barbarian

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    Can you explain the photos more ?

    In no.1 is the black thing the thermostat sensor ? It could be too near your heat source.
    In no.1 is the top of the cabinet to the right or towards the camera ?
    Is the crystallized honey in tubs, jars or comb ?

    To help heat circulation I use a low setting hairdryer as my heat source. Besides a thermostat, I have a max/min thermometer in a remote corner of the cabinet as a checking device.
     
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    Thanks for the Back link Efmesch