Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

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Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

by teasme » Sep 20th 12 3:23 pm

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?

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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

by wyardley » Sep 20th 12 9:57 pm

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?

by teasme » Sep 21st 12 1:43 pm

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?

by teaisme » Sep 21st 12 5:37 pm

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?

by Chip » Sep 21st 12 6:36 pm

Interesting hypothesis.

Side by side testing would be interesting.

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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

by RoseWood » Sep 21st 12 8:11 pm

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Re: Shelf Life of Home Made Simple Syrup?

by teaisme » Sep 21st 12 9:21 pm

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?

by Chip » Sep 21st 12 11:21 pm

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?

by teasme » Sep 24th 12 3:15 pm

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.