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  1. #1
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Maple Syrup

    Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?

    I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"

    MartyB



  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Sep 22, 9:17*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >
    > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >
    > MartyB


    I never have.

  3. #3
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >
    > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >


    Unless you want it to go funky on you it is best to refrigerate it.

  4. #4
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >>
    >> I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the
    >> label on a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >>

    >
    > Unless you want it to go funky on you it is best to refrigerate it.


    Maybe I've always just used it too fast for that to happen. It's hard to
    stay out of it. ;-)

    Does it get cloudy in the fridge?

    MartyB
    Whose bottle is still on the counter



  5. #5
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:32:14 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sep 22, 9:17*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    >september.invalid> wrote:
    >> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >>
    >> I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    >> a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >>
    >> MartyB

    >
    >I never have.


    Maple syrup, unlike honey, needs to be refrigerated or it will
    eventually become moldy. Even refrigerated I'd not buy more than I
    can consume in a year.

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    pavane Guest

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    "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j5fq1o$as1$[email protected]..
    | Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    | > On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    | >> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    | >>
    | >> I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the
    | >> label on a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    | >>
    | >
    | > Unless you want it to go funky on you it is best to refrigerate it.
    |
    | Maybe I've always just used it too fast for that to happen. It's hard to
    | stay out of it. ;-)
    |
    | Does it get cloudy in the fridge?

    I've never had that, but it has crystallized around the cap.
    Just a bit of warm water solves the problem. I have kept
    maple syrup in fridge for 6 years once, it was fine at its end.

    pavane



  7. #7
    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Sep 22, 11:52*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    > > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?

    >
    > > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > > a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"

    >
    > Unless you want it to go funky on you it is best to refrigerate it.


    I've never refrigerated it (it's just about pure sugar) nor has it
    ever gone "funky." I don't live in the tropics, however.

    N.

  8. #8
    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Sep 22, 12:23*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:32:14 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    >
    > <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >On Sep 22, 9:17*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    > >september.invalid> wrote:
    > >> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?

    >
    > >> I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > >> a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"

    >
    > >> MartyB

    >
    > >I never have.

    >
    > Maple syrup, unlike honey, needs to be refrigerated or it will
    > eventually become moldy. *Even refrigerated I'd not buy more than I
    > can consume in a year.


    I've never even had sorghum get moldy, and I rarely use a smallish jar
    in a year. Maybe my cupboards are cooler than yours are.

    N.

  9. #9
    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On Sep 22, 12:17*pm, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >
    > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"


    It crystalizes in the fridge and is a pain to reconstitute. I have
    some that is at least ten years on the shelf and perfectly good.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >
    > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the label on
    > a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >
    > MartyB
    >
    >


    http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/...le.htm#packing

    3.
    How should packed maple syrup be stored?

    The best place for storing maple syrup is in the freezer. Standard
    density maple syrup will not freeze solid but will become too thick to
    pour easily. After thawing enough to pour, the container should be
    shaken, the required amount taken out and the container resealed and put
    back into the freezer.

    After being opened, containers of maple syrup should be kept in a
    refrigerator or freezer. If stored at room temperature, maple syrup may
    develop mold.

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > If stored at room temperature, maple syrup may
    > develop mold.


    I tried to get that to happen once for fun. I think it had to be
    diluted 1/4th syrup to 3/4ths water before it would work. Crazy college
    student and young single engineers do wird stuff like that sometimes. I
    was like a scene out of "Big Bang Theory" for a few years. ;^)

    Most be pretty crappy dilute syrup if it really needed to be kept cold.

  12. #12
    gloria.p Guest

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    On 9/22/2011 11:08 AM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Dave Smith<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On 22/09/2011 12:17 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >>> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >>>
    >>> I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the
    >>> label on a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >>>

    >>
    >> Unless you want it to go funky on you it is best to refrigerate it.

    >
    > Maybe I've always just used it too fast for that to happen. It's hard to
    > stay out of it. ;-)
    >
    > Does it get cloudy in the fridge?
    >
    > MartyB
    > Whose bottle is still on the counter
    >
    >

    It doesn't get cloudy. I have had it grow mold spores even in the
    fridge after keeping it too long.


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    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On Sep 22, 6:09*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > > If stored at room temperature, maple syrup may
    > > develop mold.

    >
    > I tried to get that to happen once for fun. *I think it had to be
    > diluted 1/4th syrup to 3/4ths water before it would work. *Crazy college
    > student and young single engineers do wird stuff like that sometimes. *I
    > was like a scene out of "Big Bang Theory" for a few years. *;^)
    >
    > Most be pretty crappy dilute syrup if it really needed to be kept cold.


    I've had syrup go moldy in the can (I buy a gallon at a time) but
    rarely. Mold is no problem, though. It is only on the surface and is
    easily filtered out through using a few layers of cheesecloth. Then
    rinse the can well, bring the syrup briefly to a boil and put it back
    into the container.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/09/2011 6:27 PM, gloria.p wrote:

    >>

    > It doesn't get cloudy. I have had it grow mold spores even in the fridge
    > after keeping it too long.
    >

    How long does that take? I buy it by the liter and each jug lasts about
    6 months.

  15. #15
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/09/2011 6:09 PM, Doug Freyburger wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> If stored at room temperature, maple syrup may
    >> develop mold.

    >
    > I tried to get that to happen once for fun. I think it had to be
    > diluted 1/4th syrup to 3/4ths water before it would work. Crazy college
    > student and young single engineers do wird stuff like that sometimes. I
    > was like a scene out of "Big Bang Theory" for a few years. ;^)
    >
    > Most be pretty crappy dilute syrup if it really needed to be kept cold.


    I trust that you realize that it has to meet certain requirements to be
    sold as syrup, and that the comment you responded to was quoted from the
    linked site.

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > Does it get cloudy in the fridge?
    >
    > MartyB
    > Whose bottle is still on the counter
    >


    No. Yes. I've had some that did not, some that did.

    I'm not anal about refrigerating it. Sometimes it sits out for a week or so,
    other times it gets put into the fridge. Never had it go bad, but I've had
    crystals on the bottom when it sat a long time. I buy quart containers from
    a local sugar house.


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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sep 22, 9:17*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-


    >> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?


    >I never have.


    I always have. I don't necessarily use it all the time.
    Were I plowing through it, I may not bother.

    Steve

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Nunya Bidnits <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?
    >
    > I haven't done so in the past but just happened to notice that the
    > label on a bottle I just purchased says "refrigerate after opening:"
    >
    > MartyB


    OK, to add fuel to this fire, I was cleaning out a cabinet and way back at
    the back in a small bottle was some forgotten maple syrup. (How I overlooked
    any maple syrup I'll never know.) I'll guess it's at least a couple years
    old, maybe three. It's certified organic but that shouldn't matter if it's
    100 percent maple surple.

    It is weird. I poured some out and it has some kind of congealed stringy
    stuff in it. It doesn't look like crystals, it looks like some kind of
    stringy stuff, like mother vinegar. I'm not going to taste test. It doesn't
    smell bad. But it looks like it went bad. Or maybe that is from evaporation.
    Or from mold. And on the label it says "refrigerate after opening."

    When all else fails, read the instructions.

    MartyB






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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sep 22, 9:17 am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-

    >
    >>> Maple syrup, does really it have to be refrigerated?

    >
    >> I never have.

    >
    > I always have. I don't necessarily use it all the time.
    > Were I plowing through it, I may not bother.
    >
    > Steve


    I don't keep it all the time because I do tend to plow through it when I
    have it and it's pretty expensive. Wonderful stuff.

    MartyB



  20. #20
    Judy Haffner Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:

    >The best place for storing maple syrup is
    > in the freezer. Standard density maple
    > syrup will not freeze solid but will
    > become too thick to pour easily. After
    > thawing enough to pour, the container
    > should be shaken, the required amount
    > taken out and the container resealed
    > and put back into the freezer.


    >After being opened, containers of maple
    > syrup should be kept in a refrigerator or
    > freezer. If stored at room temperature,
    > maple syrup may develop mold.


    I've never thought to keep syrup in a freezer, as one would have to
    think ahead and have it thaw out, as couldn't pour it over anything on
    the spur of the moment certainly.

    I rarely ever buy pure maple syrup, as I really can't see anything THAT
    great about the flavor, for what they charge. When I do though, I have
    always kept it in the refrigerator. I much prefer good ol' Log Cabin
    syrup. I was raised on it (sometimes we'd run out and mom made her own)
    and to this day I still love it, and when our grandkids come to spend
    the night, they ask for it too. I doubt if they've ever had pure maple
    syrup. I keep the bottle of Log Cabin syrup in the pantry and use by the
    date shown. I use everything up by the date shown, even though I know
    there is a margin of safety. I don't want taking a chance of any of us
    getting sick from eating "old" food, when we live within minutes of a
    big grocery store.

    Judy


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