Fermented honey?

Discussion in 'Products of the Hive' started by Barry Tolson, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Barry Tolson

    Barry Tolson New Member

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    Recently I took a 5lb jar of honey that had crystallized and put it a pan of warm water to reliquify it. As is went back into liquid form I noticed quite a mass of frothyness forming. It foamed to such a point that the froth started to come over the top of the jar. I reached for a spoon with the intent of taking a few tastes...enough to get what was overflowing.
    It had an odd, but pleasant taste, and I wondered if this honey had fermented. Having never tasted fermented honey, I am not sure. I ended up eating "all" of the foam that come up, and the honey also tasted really good.
    So...I'm wondering if this honey had indeed fermented...or if something else happened. I have never had honey froth up like that when being reliquified. Any thoughts?
     
  2. melrose

    melrose New Member

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    Warming like that also tests for poisons in your product.
    Sounds like you have a batch of tainted honey. :sad:
    Send whatever quantities you have left to me and I'll dispose of it safely for you. :thumbsup: :rolling:
     

  3. melrose

    melrose New Member

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    I'm slowly catchin' on to how this site works :wink:
     
  4. PerryBee

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    Fun, isn't it? :wink: :lol:
     
  5. riverbee

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    if you passed out and your wife woke you up the next morning and you couldn't remember a thing......it might have been fermented:lol:
     
  6. melrose

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    Shooooooot yeah
     
  7. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    in the words of fog horn leg horn. I say I say air bubbles being released as the honey became thinner. Unless you have a taste for jail house alcohol I would say it wouldnt be a pleasent tast unless you are making mead.