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Offline Zweefer

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Frozen syrup
« on: November 13, 2020, 05:14:01 pm »
Have a friend who left his feed on over the last cold spell... will it be OK if thawed out and used again?


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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 06:05:54 pm »
I would think so if it dosen't seperate when thawed. Kinda like freezing a soft drink, the water forms ice crystals and the syrup seperates. May make sugar candy with a water covering. Not something that happens often here.

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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 07:43:13 pm »
The freezing point of sugar water is lower than just plain water (32 defrees F.).  How cold did it get?

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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 12:12:42 am »
I have this happen with hummingbird feeders. In our area a few hummers will not migrate, they are either older or not able to make the migration. My sugar water is in glass feeders. I bring them in and let them thaw over night. But what happens is that the condensation created by the melting syrup on the inside dilutes the syrup. So I let them melt a couple of night then make up new syrup.
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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 09:29:26 am »
Bakers, it was a balmy 16 here last night


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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 10:59:12 am »
Might have to heat it up a little to boil off the condensate that has diluted the syrup, this would also break down any of the crystallization that might have occurred.
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Re: Frozen syrup
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 11:04:03 pm »
I let him know. Last I heard it was still sitting outside


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