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Does maple syrup need to refrigderated after it is opened?

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  1. I buy Coomb's, Grade B Amber, and the bottle says to refrigerate after opening.

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    1. re: pine time

      The best maple syrup in the world!

      1. re: Monica

        Agree. I'll skip making pancakes if I don't have this exact syrup. And Grade A just doesn't cut it.

    2. Depends on how fast you are going to use it, I think. Maple Syrup isn't concentrated enough (like honey) to stave off mold growth, so refrigerating once opened should help keep your syrup longer than out on the shelf.

      1. yes, it will grow mold if it isn't.

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        1. re: rasputina

          Agreed.

        2. Depends on how long you keep it and the temperature. I refrigerate it in summer, but not in winter.

          1. I refrigerate mine, but 1. a small jar lasts us a really long time and 2. I refrigerate a number of things others don't, such as peanut butter, so I'm obviously a refrigeratin' fool.

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            1. re: occula

              @occula, I put peanut butter in the fridge too... I find that we are in the minorty
              I refrigerate everything, jelly, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, all hot sauces including srirachi

              and I definitely keep maple syrup in the fridge (but not honey.. hmmm?)

            2. Transfer the maple syrup to a good freezer-proof container and keep it in the freezer. It becomes very thick (like cold molasses) but heat it up and it's right back to normal. A good way to extend the amount of syrup you have is to pour it over blueberries in a microwaver-proof container and heat it until the berries pop. Yum!

              1. Yes. It will keep a few weeks at room temp. Then it becomes a culture for interesting molds. I love it, but don't eat a lot of pancakes. And I had a bottle become a veritable garden of mold.

                In the fridge, it keeps forever.