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Group Honey Purchase

Postby OtherTim » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:42 am

Does anyone have interest in splitting a 60 pound (5G) pail of honey? I'm hoping we can get it for under $200 total.

If you are interested, please let me know how much weight you'd be willing to buy. I'm only looking for ~20 pounds.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby timbossenbroek » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:49 pm

What is the source and variety? Possibly interested in a gallon or so.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby OtherTim » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:04 pm

I don't have a strong preference, but if I got to choose, I'd pick orange blossom. As for the source, I was thinking of Monarch's or Dutch Gold. A lot of the local apiaries are too expensive for me.

This one is $195 with shipping included. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/monarc ... ORN60.html
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby Anthony » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:21 pm

Definitely go with Dutch Gold versus Monarch's Choice, the former is independently audited to verify that it is actually from the source it claims it is from, and experiences from folks using Monarch's Choice are decidedly mixed, for example: https://www.reddit.com/r/mead/comments/ ... ce_honeys/

Honeyville Colorado is also another decent source: https://www.honeyvillecolorado.com/product/886/76
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby OtherTim » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:34 am

Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby timbossenbroek » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:47 am

I am in for a gallon. Orange blossom sounds fine with me.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby barleyrat » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:39 pm

This sounds interesting. I'm down for some, however...

Never made mead before. So mead makers: let's say I want to make a 3 gallon batch? How much honey would I need to buy?

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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby timbossenbroek » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:06 pm

That depends on how high an ABV you want. One web site says a typical honey has 1.035 psg per pound per gallon. 9 pounds (~3/4 gallon) would yield an OG of 1.105 and FG of 13% or so assuming FG of 1.006. this will, of course depend on the yeast you use, if you want it to be that dry, etc.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby timbossenbroek » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:11 pm

Put me down for 18 pounds.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby barleyrat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:57 pm

Thanks Tim. I guess in that case I'll take 10 lbs.

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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby IanE » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:42 am

If there is enough left you can put me down for 10 pounds
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby timbossenbroek » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:11 pm

I will go ahead and take the extra 2 pounds if no one else wants it.
I think the order looks like this:
The Other Tim: 20#
Tim B.: 20#
Jackson 10#
Ian: 10#
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby IanE » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:47 am

That works for me. How are we going to work out the payments? Should i bring money to the next home-brew meeting? I have paypal and venmo if you prefer those methods.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby OtherTim » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Sorry, I lost track of this in the past few weeks. I'll get it settled this weekend. I'll be able to take money via Venmo, paypal (provided you do the friends or family option) or cash. I'll send those details out after I've placed the order.
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Re: Group Honey Purchase

Postby joel » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:56 pm

I could take the extra couple pounds if nobody wants it. If it works well I may order more.

To answer Jackson's question, I typically use a gallon (~12 pounds) of honey per 5- to 6-gallon batch. That will make a "wine-strength" mead, usually moderately dry.
This seems about right: http://www.stormthecastle.com/mead/mead-recipes.htm).
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