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Old 10-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Maple Syrup has mold skin on it??

I have been buying maple pancake syrup from a menonite store for years.
The other day went to use it over pancakes and when I poured it out a moldy film came out. I had for about a month. Never had this happen before.

I didn't use it, but I was told you still can just take of the film of mold off then bring it to a boil and your good to go.

I have my doubts !!!! - mold is mold - What do all of you say?
I tossed it anyways to be safe

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Old 10-15-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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I am not an expert, but we do evap sap. One of the "rules" is that the sap has to be kept at a certain temperature if you are holding it before evap'ing it otherwise bacteria develops. The other thing, is if it isn't evap'ed to a certain concentrate, it can (will) mold if not stored in the fridge. To be safe, I freeze all our sap if we can't evap it right away and I seal our maple syrup in a hot water bath as if I were making jelly. And, once opened, I always keep it in the fridge. I would've taken it back. It sounds as if they might have mis-processed this batch. Sorry.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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I would of but I had it about a month - 1/2 of jug left.
will store in fridge from now on thanks for the info
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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If it is real maple syrup you should be able to skim off any obvious mold and then heat the syrup and skim off any additional scum that may rise to the surface. Put it into a clean container and refrigerate until you need it. I buy a gallon every couple of years and I have not had any problems. The mold is actually a good sign that the stuff is real and will support life, unlike many of the engineered products we use today.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #5
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lol about supporting life, aunt bea.

the mold will flourish.

you'll be dead, but the mold will do just fine...

j/k.

i've had real maple syrup get moldy. unfortunately, it was spread throughout like little dark clumps, so i tossed it. mold doesn't always stay on the surface of something. it can be most notable on a surface, but threads of it can grow right through something unnoticed.

you probably did the right thing letscook.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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The maple syrup I buy tells me to refrigerate after opening. I have never had a problem with any type of spoilage.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #7
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will store in fridge from now on.
At the cost of it don't want his to happen again.
thanks everyone for all !!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #8
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skim it then heat it to a light boil then re package it and you are golden.
Don't use the same container unless you clean & sanitize it
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for your response - but I don't think I could use it knowing that the mold was on it even if I boiled it i would still know it was there.
I tossed it and purchased a new bottle and it is will be in the fridge once I open it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #10
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Where I grew up that was the general practice. Keep it in the fridge, and if it gets moldy boil & skim. The last bottle I had actually had those instructions on it, & you'd figure somebody would have sued them & they'd have removed the instructions by now if it didn't work! That wasn't a bit of social commentary or anything...

But really, if you would be grossed out the entire time anyway, you wouldn't have enjoyed it and it wouldn't be worth all that sugar, so you probably did the right thing.
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