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  1. Wildbill

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    I have been given three commercial size jars of honey only thing is they went out of date two years ago.
    They are still clear with a bit of crystallisation on the bottom
    I am going to make sum mead with them I reckon 1 2lb jar per gallon with lemon zest the juse of one lemon hand full of razens and yeas levee to ferment se what happens:Eeek:
     
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    I think honey is one of the few things that never goes off Bill so it should be fine to make mead (y)
     
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    Thought honey never went out of date, in fact didn't know they put a date on it
     
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    Honey doesn't go off. It may go solid - if it does and you want it runny then heat it.

    Mead sounds good through!
     
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    honey is good preservative,they found some in a pharoahs tomb and it was still palatable.
     
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  6. Wildbill

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    I don't know never even looked to be honest just tane his word for it
    bill
     
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    Sounds like a good plan.
    I've just made some cosmetics ( lotion bars, foot treatment bars, hand and foot scrubs, face cream and soap) no food in the fridge-- full of that lot.
    I was reading about more things I can make using honey ( oatmeal and honey face pack sounds good)
    Always think honeys a bit of a miracle--little bees and tiny amounts of pollen= honey. How does that work?
     
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    if it's good enough for faro it's good enough for me
     
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    have never ever looked for the use by date on anything canned, bottled or in a jar if it's unopened and not damaged, as the whole point of putting it in those things is to give a very long storage life, and that can be years and years..
    it's only when they're opened and the air gets into them that they start to deteriorate..

    it's such a waste how much perfectly good food is thrown away because it's a day or two after it's date..

    what did people do in the days before we had these things date stamped?

    enjoy your mead bill, it'll be fine.. :)
     
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    love honey, and honey products, it's also a brilliant healer on wounds as it kills off bacteria..
     
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    Haven't a clue about the honey Bill but send me a bottle of that mead when its done and I will scientifically test it for you ....one sip at a time :)
     
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    Never heard of Mead before, no idea what it is.
     
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    Under EU law all consumables must have a sell by date and I think the longest allowed is about 3 years. Honey in a sealed jar will never go off any crystallisation will disappear if left in a warm area such as an airing cupboard for a while. Mead - lovely if you like a sweet wine
     
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    Or if you have run out of everything else.;)
     
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    What about if it has been opened, Bill..

    The times Judy has ditched a jar, cos it`s out of date or gone all crystally..

    After it has been opened.
     
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    sadly though, eu law is not necessarily common sense as we all know..

    for instance is a bent banana or cucumber less nutritious than a straight one!?
     
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    I've never seen honey that has gone off and have seen many jars that were first opened years ago.
     
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    Watched a Ray Mears prog and he ate some South African army ration pemmican that was over 60 years old.
     
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