Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Does honey go bad?

I'm cleaning out the pantry, some of which is -- well, let's say "vintage". And I've just come across Jane's honey stock. It's not fancy stuff -- this was basic brewing honey -- but there's a good deal of it. (Around 20 lbs, most of it conventional but 5 lbs of good-looking blueberry honey, and a sampler of many types.) And it occurs to me that I have no clue whether it's still good or not.

So a basic question: if kept decently well (dark, not excessively hot or cold) does honey have a lifespan limit? This stuff is at least three years old, likely more like five. It still *looks* fine -- a little crystallization in some bottles, but nothing remarkable. Any ideas? And for that matter, does anybody want it? I don't expect to do any brewing in the next year or two...

(EDIT: and for that matter, same question about maple syrup...)
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