Moisture in honey

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  1. buckethat

    buckethat New Member

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    I am just curious what the moisture content can be on honey mine is reading around 18.5 i am planning on selling it so i need to make sure it is good
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    Sam
     
  2. pistolpete

    pistolpete New Member

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    the book I have states that to qualify for US grade A or B, honey must have no more than 18.6% moisture, Grade C can have up to 20%
     

  3. riverrat

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    you should be good. When I extract I take a reading at the start of the spin in the middle and at the end for an average. The wetter honey will come out first. If I get a bucket thats a little high I set it aside and blend with one that is low. I like to keep the moisure below 19 %
     
  4. buckethat

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    So if it below 19 it won't ferment? I don't want to sell something that its going to go bad, not a good business plan.
     
  5. riverrat

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    your fine sell away
     
  6. buckethat

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    Thanks alot for the info i will sell it all then. "hopefully"