Honey-fermented garlic

  • Honey-fermented garlic

    Posted by Blighted on November 15, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    I’m looking for guidance. I made honey-fermented garlic because so many people said it was great for immunity and also that it was “SO DELICIOUS!”. We also use a lot of garlic and love it, so I was excited. I followed all the directions, using raw honey, crushed the cloves slightly to release the juices, and kept the garlic submerged. It bubbled perfectly and the honey became runny, as expected. It didn’t mold, either. It’s been about a month and a half. My husband and I tasted it, and “delicious” isn’t a word I would use. Is it an acquired taste? Does it taste better as it ages? I’m sure I did everything right, I guess it’s just not the flavor I expected.

    Redcap replied 4 months, 4 weeks ago 13 Members · 16 Replies
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  • Redcap

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Delicious is a very weird way to describe honey that tastes like garlic. LOL I love garlic. I love honey. Together they taste like garlic-tasting honey. No, the taste does not get better or worse. But it’s very beneficial to put into tea or a hot toddy when you’re sick. If it’s raw honey, you don’t want to put it into boiling water and kill all the beneficial bacteria, but drinkable hot water is fine. It’s a good support for colds. But if you face a real throat issue, yarrow tincture gargle might be better. It’s also an antibiotic and effective against strep. I got strep (I work at a school) and while everyone was on antibiotics, feverish and miserable, I gargled with yarrow three times a day and in 12 hours felt fine and 3 days later stopped gargling with it.

    • DebbieS

      Member
      November 16, 2023 at 12:42 am

      How do you make Yarrow Tincture?

      • Kember

        Member
        November 16, 2023 at 12:28 pm

        Vodka and White Yarrow, fill Mason jar with the plant and flower tops, chop it up slightly, then cover with Vodka, take care to submerge the yarrow, cover with plastic wrap under the lid, mix daily for about a month. I use it to brush my teeth or on wounds and bruises.

        • This reply was modified 5 months ago by  Kember.
      • potpourri_of_life

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        November 17, 2023 at 12:37 am

        👍

      • Redcap

        Member
        November 18, 2023 at 3:29 pm

        Fresh yarrow tops, 100 proof alcohol, and 6 weeks. Strain. This gal is very good at showing how to do things traditionally. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd7BNMrYo7k

  • Hanidu-Farms

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    November 15, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    👍

  • DiamondGal

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    We grew an abundance of garlic this year and I tried making it too. It looks fine but I’m unclear as to whether we are supposed to eat the cloves or use the honey? I didn’t make much and since the honey is only supposed to cover the garlic cloves by an inch, that isn’t much honey to use.

    • potpourri_of_life

      Member
      November 15, 2023 at 7:45 pm

      We consume both. I will eat the clove along, but usually with some honey on the spoon. The honey can also be used as one would in making a hot tea as well as other purposes. such as adding into your baking.

  • BeckyWecky

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    I suppose it’s an acquired taste, but I do think it’s delicious! You can chop up the garlic and use in recipes, on salad, etc. Use honey same way. I didn’t crush mine though.

  • potpourri_of_life

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    I enjoy the garlic-infused honey. No, it is definitely not similar in nature to picking up candy at the store, but since we like both, for us it tastes really good. The excess liquid I put in all my tea’s, for the additional benefit.

    I don’t “crush” mine, but rather cut into small pieces. I’m not sure if that will make a difference.

  • billyghoate

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    I don’t use cloves, mine is delicious by the teaspoon with a garlic to chew! But it is an acquired taste

  • Daddio7

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    Being that YouTube tracks everything you see it showed me a video from Hoss Tools, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kktmif-nj6c

  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Same here and I love garlic. The garlic flavor doesn’t get any weaker so I also use a teaspoon of honey with a clove. If it works for the immune system…I got the big C about 3 months after I stopped eating it and my teaspoon of elderberry syrup which I took also. Once a week I’d also have an emergen-c drink. Was doing really well until I got lazy and stopped.

  • BlessedAcres

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    I also like both garlic and honey. These two together don’t taste so great but if it is healthy I will eat it. The part that I don’t like is that the garlic got all gummy. I’d rather that it would be crunchy. First time making it so wasn’t sure if this is how the garlic should be.

  • gunnsy

    Member
    November 15, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    Look on Youtube for ” Old Alabama Gardener” He has a recipe for this on his page and I follow it. God rest his soul he passed a while back, but his page is still up. Fine chop or crush, as long as it’s fresh’ Check it out and see what you think. There is also a plethora of videos on just about any topic you could want. I learned a lot from him and really miss him.

  • Blighted

    Member
    November 17, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you to everyone for your help! It sounds like it turned out the way it was supposed to. I’ll also try it in the ways you suggested.

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