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randyjl Sep 20, 2011 07:26 AM

Does maple syrup need to refrigderated after it is opened?

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    AdinaA Nov 8, 2011 10:34 AM

    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.

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      Snorkie47 Sep 23, 2011 09:32 AM

      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!

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        occula Sep 23, 2011 09:06 AM

        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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          cgarner Sep 23, 2011 10:48 AM

          @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?)

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          tastesgoodwhatisit Sep 22, 2011 01:10 AM

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

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            rasputina Sep 20, 2011 08:04 AM

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

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              bushwickgirl Sep 21, 2011 03:38 PM

              Agreed.

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              mateo21 Sep 20, 2011 08:03 AM

              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.

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                pine time Sep 20, 2011 07:29 AM

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

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                  Monica Sep 23, 2011 09:08 AM

                  The best maple syrup in the world!

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                    pine time Sep 23, 2011 10:11 AM

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

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