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[–]giveitago 435 points436 points  (6 children)

Honey boo boo.

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 104 points105 points  (0 children)

Take your god damn upvote.

[–]MirandaFart 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I died

[–]permalink_save 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I hope you feel better

[–]jamener 5 points6 points  (1 child)

She's dead

[–]boo_boo_bear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You called?

[–]MuppetManiac 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Hot sugar solutions ain’t called culinary napalm for nothing.

[–]NinjaChemist 84 points85 points  (18 children)

Also, be careful cooling down the syrup, too. When I worked in pharma QC, I tested mannitol and had to test the solubility. It's been a few years, but it was something in the order of 50g in 100mL of water. Well, it was 6am and I was groggy AF running the test. The water was boiled, the sugar dissolved (test passed). I placed the beaker on the lab bench (forgetting it was January and the bench top was a solid 10F). The cold bottom triggered the rapid crystallization of the sugar molecules and the beaker exploded with hot sugar water shooting everywhere.

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 23 points24 points  (17 children)

Oh fuck, that sucks! Was anyone hurt?

I was using a small pot, so I think it was okay. I ended up tossing a few ice cubes into it.

TBH I am always a little scared of thermal shock. Back before I started doing cold brew, I used a pour-over with ice in the glass and I was always a little nervous about breaking the glass. Looking back, im sure the slow flow pretty much mitigated that, as did having the coffee touch the ice directly, instead of the glass.

[–]NinjaChemist 33 points34 points  (16 children)

Thermal shock is real (PYREX >>> Pyrex). Luckily, I was not hurt at all. The water was hot but cooled down fast enough in the air that I didn't get burned at all. I did have to rinse out my hair, face, and sweater from all the dried sugar. I was wearing my proper PPE, so the lab goggles saved my eyes, and lab coat caught most of the sugar water.

Edit:
PYREX = borosilicate glass (low coefficient of thermal expansion)
pyrex = soda-lime glass (high coefficient of thermal expansion, will crack/shatter under thermal stress)

[–]wpm 19 points20 points  (10 children)

OXO also uses borosilicate glass now that you have to hunt for decent PYREX.

[–]Haani_ 3 points4 points  (9 children)

hunt for decent PYREX.

Why is this? Did something happen?

[–]spitfish 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The new owners of Pyrex don't use the same quality materials.

[–]Capt_Blackmoore 8 points9 points  (0 children)

well, more like they sold the use of the name, which didnt force the new manufacturer to use borosilicate glass on the products.

[–]wal9000 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Changed to soda lime glass years ago. It's more vulnerable to exploding from thermal shock than borosilicate was.

I've heard that the brand is owned by a different company in Europe and they still have borosilicate.

[–]bICEmeister 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The borisillicate stuff made today (in Europe, but available via Amazon e.t.c,) always has PYREX in all uppercase in the logo. If it’s got lowercase letters - it’s soda lime glass.

[–]Haani_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interesting, I'll have to look it up and read more about it. thanks!

[–]CheebaHJones 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Corporate greed.

[–]Haani_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Money, the answer to and cause of everything.

[–]Gaelfling 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Nah, more people lose their dishes to dropping than thermal changes. Soda lime holds up better to drops.

[–]CheebaHJones 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That may be their corporate stance but every source I can find online points to cost reductions when American Bakeware purchased the Pyrex™ brand name. In fact in testing "Consumer Reports found the resistance to impact breakage to vary widely among samples, but that some samples of soda lime glass were in fact quite strong in that regard." Source

[–]iamadoggo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Upvote for wearing your proper PPE, there are way too many accidents in my lab that could have been avoided if people weren’t lazy with their protection

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Well thats good! I’ve gotten some decent sugar burns from making candy. Luckily, they were very localized, just a few drops. I can’t imagine what exploding, molten sugar would feel like.

Side note, I have a friend who is a chef, and she has a sugar burn about the size of a playing card on her left forearm.

[–]NinjaChemist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Syrup is like napalm when it's boiling. One of the worst things to get on your skin.

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Especially since its so damn sticky. Like, water at the same temperature, while certainly very painful, isn’t nearly as bad because its off quickly. The sugar just sits there, and (from something I read a long time ago) holds onto heat for a long time!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am still picking up shards in my mind after my pyrex pan shattered. Shit was everywhere.

[–]swild89 28 points29 points  (15 children)

Also, skip the bear honey and go for some local, pure honey. Save the bees, better honey, you can trust that it’s actually honey.

(Rotten on Netflix was quite the eye opener on the honey industry)

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Oh definitely. I have two jars of local honey that I absolutely love. However, because I didn’t know how well this would work, it didn’t want to use my good stuff only for it to not work.

[–]swild89 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Very very fair lol don’t waste good honey on experiments? Too yummy for that ;)

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

One is a Star Anise Infused raw honey from Makabi and Sons (I wanted to add a link to where to buy it but I can’t find their site!), the other is a Lemon Whipped Honey from a farmers market in Montana.

[–]technicolored_dreams 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is whipped honey the same as spun honey?

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah, its just different names for the same process of slowly crystallizing the honey. Its also called creamed honey, churned honey, honey fondant, and set honey.

[–]technicolored_dreams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! It is ridiculously good.

[–]incandescence14 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Local companies also use bears like in parts of Texas ;)

[–]buShroom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Here in Wisconsin, too, I assume because it's such an iconic and easily recognizable shape.

[–]Ezl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In NJ too.

[–]cheddarben 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Am beekeeper. They sell those bears empty at many places.

Personally, I wouldn't want to take my nice honey and put it in plastic. I get it... it is cheaper.

Besides, put it in a mason jar with a hunk of comb and I imagine you could sell it for much more. I haven't sold any yet, but that is my thinking.

[–]swild89 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Oh yeah I’d pay more for a mason jar and a hunk of comb and a nice label, maybe even a bow ;) good luck selling your liquid gold!

[–]cheddarben 6 points7 points  (3 children)

My beehives are even right on the edge of a certified organic apple orchard that makes, and distributes, cider.

I should get a quadruple multiplier on this stuff.... I am going to be a MILLIONAIRE.

Or maybe a tenaire. hopefully I can sell enough to keep my hobby going and grow it a little. lol.

[–]NERDLORD5000 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You should make a post here in r/cooking once you're ready to sell! Lots of honey enthusiasts here it seems

[–]cheddarben 0 points1 point  (0 children)

haha. it would be a while (years). A few hives don't go very far, but the plan (and plans change) is to get up to 10. That is what my friends at the apple orchard would like.

[–]cosimine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Once you're ready to sell that and have a shop open, hit me up. I will gladly buy some!

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (5 children)

That poor bottle looks like it's been kicked into r/crappyoffbrands's territory...

EDIT: fixed the sub name

[–]banjo215 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I really wanted that to be a thing :(

[–]kingpin504 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It is! It's just r/crappyoffbrands instead of offbrand.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Frick. I'll fix it eventually...

[–]hammer310 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You just linked to the crappy off brand sub instead of the legit brand sub.

[–]BaldDynamite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That poor bottle looks like it's been kicked into r/crappyoffbrand's territory...;ojjji>That poor bottle looks like it's been kicked into r/crappyoffbrand's territory... ;Ih Jik>That poor bottle looks like it's been kicked into r/crappyoffbrand's territory...

[–]exjentric 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your counter tile pattern is very apt for this post.

[–]frightpop 2 points3 points  (1 child)

“Hey, Boo Boo! I cannot feel my face. Send help.”

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Oh Bother...”

[–]BananaFrappe 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So disappointing OP. I was hoping for a time-lapse destruction (or explosion) of your honey bear bottle. Lol

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I hadn’t used all my honey making the syrup, I would have!!!

[–]TheNorthComesWithMe 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Don't put hot stuff in plastic and other life lessons that you should already know

[–]Snakestream 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Life lessons that you remember about five seconds after you've already done them.

[–]Haani_ -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Except that not everyone is aware of how long it takes for hot simple syrup to cool. Do you know, exactly?

[–]TheNorthComesWithMe 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I'm not sure how that's relevant to what I said. You can just check to see if it's cool before trying to transfer it.

[–]Haani_ -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Really? It's not relevant that it takes an incredibly long time to cool compared to something like boiling water? It cools much, much slower and may cause an accidental burn if you're not aware that you have to let it cool for much longer than other hot liquids. There's more to it than simply "DON'T USE PLASTIC, DUH" so it's not just a simple life lesson that you so condescendingly stated.

Most people boil it in a pot with a handle, if you pick the handle up you may not realize that the syrup is still very hot even though the handle is cool. So if you're in a rush and now aware of the wait time, yeah it may cause an injury.

[–]TheNorthComesWithMe 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess you can add "check if things are the correct temperature, don't just assume" to the list of life lessons you should already know then.

[–]Ezl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol! It seems like getting to work is probably very complicated for them.

[–]incandescence14 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Do you have a recipe?

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I kinda just eyeballed it. It was 1 part honey to 1 part water. The container was 1/2 full, so i just poured the honey into a pot, filled it to the same level with water, and poured that into a pot. I then heated it on medium till it just barely started simmering, and then I should have let it cool but I was impatient!

[–]incandescence14 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks! Is it just like regular simple syrup application wise? I enjoy honey and would like to use it in cold drinks and would be perfect as a simple syrup

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As far as I know, yeah! It works just like simple syrup, but with a honey taste!

[–]Chango99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WoW: HSS

[–]IMayBeSpongeWorthy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Kill meeee”

[–]violanut 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How does one make honey simple syrup and what do you use it for as opposed to just using honey? I’m genuinely curious, it sounds delicious.

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, for the how, its the same as a sugar simple syrup: equal parts water and honey, simmer. I did just till the honey was dissolved in the water, about 5 minutes on medium or so.

As for the why: it allows you to sweeten cold drinks with honey, because the honey wouldn’t dissolve in cold stuff normally!

And it is delicious!!

[–]Zerikin 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why make honey into a syrup instead of just using the honey?

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because it allows you to sweeten cold drinks with honey.

[–]violanut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We love using honey, so I will try this next time we do an iced tea or cold brew coffee. Thanks!

[–]YeltsinYerMouth -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Mmmm, cancer

[–]_CoachMcGuirk -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

In other news, water is wet and snow is cold.

[–]tarmogoyf333 -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Hot simple syrup is a weapon in prison. The more you know...

[–]AedanTynnan[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]mindbleach 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should be a combined GIF with the scene from Watchmen.