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IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« on: December 20, 2010, 06:03:07 PM »
I have honey from this past fall that is crystalizing, is this the same as creamed honey

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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 06:41:37 PM »
Yes and No. Both are honey that has granulated, the sugar forms solid crystals.Creamed honey is usually a controlled process where the granulation is manipulated to produce the finest and smallest crystalline grain structure possible for a smooth texture when consumed. Honey left to it's own devices will usually granulate into large crystalline grains giving it a gritty or sandlike consistancy when consumed.
The process of creaming/manipulation usually begins with mild heating to break down (melt) any sugar crystals already present in the honey to be creamed. It is then filtered to remove the smallest of impurities (wax, pollen, etc), this step is important as the sugar crystal will use whatever object present as a "template" to form the crystal size (large pollen or wax particles equal large sugar crystals). The next step is to add a starter crystal size to provide a template. This is usually a granulated honey that is ground as fine as possible or a sample from a batch of creamed honey that is the desired consistancy. The honey is then allowed to granulate for several days and is mixed several times through this process.
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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 06:44:49 PM »
Kinda...creamed honey is crystallized honey but the crystal size has been controlled through use of "seed" crystals which are very small. The smaller these seeds are the creamier the honey. Normal crystallized  honey has larger crystals and feels gritty or crunchy to one's mouth.

If you take some of your crystallized honey and grind it really really fine in a mortar or blender and re-liquify the rest before recombining you'll get a much better creamed honey.

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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 06:46:31 PM »
Yeah, what David said! (we posted at the same time)

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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 06:48:40 PM »
sometimes you get lucky and your honey will naturally produce very fine crystals.  if you get that, save some for starter.  
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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010, 06:49:38 PM »
If you can sell it as creamed honey, then I'd call it creamed honey.   :-D

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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 06:25:55 PM »
If you can sell it as creamed honey, then I'd call it creamed honey.   :-D

Creamed honey is actually beaten granulated honey.  When the honey starts to cystalize take a paint drill or egg beater to it.  Whip it every few days until the honey has totally crystalized and has a buttery texture.  Takes about 2 weeks to do a good job, beating it about 6-7 times.
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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 11:58:48 PM »
If you can sell it as creamed honey, then I'd call it creamed honey.   :-D

Creamed honey is actually beaten granulated honey.  When the honey starts to cystalize take a paint drill or egg beater to it.  Whip it every few days until the honey has totally crystalized and has a buttery texture.  Takes about 2 weeks to do a good job, beating it about 6-7 times.
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Re: IS CRYSTALIZED THE SAME AS CREAMED HONEY
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 02:02:16 PM »
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The most difficult is to get in summer a cold place where temp is 13C - 15C.

If you have an extra freezer, put in the an electrict timer which cut the current so that it cools the seed honey to 13C. Add seed and
put into freezener so much honey as it has space and handle the rest honey.


In 20C temp honey is not willing to crystallize.
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