hist-brewing: Leatherwood honey

Tom Smit lunica at ozemail.com.au
Wed Feb 7 21:26:21 PST 2001

Hi Chuck,
  Yes, I am from Oz and my leatherwood honey came from Tasmania. It is
just soooo nice and not grainy nor bitter! Interesting that you guys
make a leatherwood honey too, I presume from the same kind of trees? I
still think a lot of l/w honey in the states may be imported 7 have lost
a lot of its niceness.



Chuck wrote:
> In #779 WyteRayven at aol.com wrote
> > I just purchased a small container of Leatherwood honey. I have always been
> <snip>
> > to 3 / 4 of a cup of honey and cost close to $9. I'm glad I have tried it,
> > but have found that I dont care for it. It has a bitter undertone, and is on
> > the grainy side. I would call it a strong flavored honey
> Interesting. Now Tom Smit was talking about Austrailian leatherwood
> honey (which I intuit from his address), I'm not sure where Dawn
> lives/bought her honey, but my beekeeping course teacher says that
> (US-produced) leatherwood is the best tasting honey he has ever
> tasted. He has run 100+ hives for over 30 years and *knows* about honey
> and beekeeping.

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