Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?


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Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby teasme » Sep 20th, '12, 11:23

I started making simple syrup at home and wanted to know how long it will last? Do I need to refrigerate it or leave it at room temperature? Is it best to keep it in a glass jar or plastic container? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby wyardley » Sep 20th, '12, 17:57

I usually keep mine in a stoppered chemistry type flask / beaker. I wouldn't use it after more than a few weeks. Sterilizing the glass container first might help a little bit in terms of reducing the likelihood that mold will grow quickly.

In my very limited experience, thicker (greater than 1:1) syrups seem to grow mold a little faster.
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby teasme » Sep 21st, '12, 09:43

Thank you both for your help. I just have it in a plastic container. I hope that holds up. The moment I start seeing mold will give me a better distinction of how long it will last in the future. Is glass better for storage than plastic?
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby teaisme » Sep 21st, '12, 13:37

how bout honey?
Or adding some honey to your ss. That should preserve it a lot longer.
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby Chip » Sep 21st, '12, 14:36

Interesting hypothesis.

Side by side testing would be interesting.
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby RoseWood » Sep 21st, '12, 16:11

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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby teaisme » Sep 21st, '12, 17:21

add when warm or cool, read somewhere honey not meant to be heated to boil
releases some bad things (forget what) , maybe true, maybe not, you decide
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby Chip » Sep 21st, '12, 19:21

It will be easier to blend the honey in evenly if the SS is at least slightly warm yet.
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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

Postby teasme » Sep 24th, '12, 11:15

Interesting. Just a dab of honey? I would love to just make a bunch of simple syrup and have it last instead of throwing it out. Thanks for the suggestions.
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