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    Default How long does syrup last?

    I just found a 10 oz jar of (homemade)syrup in the back of my fridge -- it has a faded, handwritten label on it that says "Feb 19, 2005."

    Does it go bad?

    What's the deal?
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    i have glass jars of syrup from a producer that pasted away 10 years ago that was made in the early 70's and still is good
    temp leave of sugar due to job

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    As long as the seal isn't broken it will not spoil. After many years it will be sort of flat tasting, at least that's the experience I had with some syrup that we found in my grandmother's pantry when she passed away in 1994. The syrup had been made by my father and uncle in 1948 and a few small glass containers had never been opened, so we opened one and the only thing about it was that if was somewhat flat tasting.
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    Default Syrup Longevity

    If it's stored in a freezer it will last forever, it will not freeze hard so it won't damage it's container. Cool and dark storage is a good thing !
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    i 've had 5yr old syrup that was fine it was hot packed. my sister had some four year old syrup from the same batch that she used sparingly from the day i gave it to her kept it in her fridge after she opened it . she lives in az

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    Some great answers guys, informative and humorous at the same time, thanks!
    New York, NY
    6 taps: #4 Grims - Collection: 6 - 5 gal. Spackle Buckets - Storage: 30 gallon plastic garbage cans
    (you can stop laughing now)

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    Hopefully it last a while as I plan on makeing what I can when I can and useing it as needed and hopefully have a bit left over each year to make up for a bad year . I have a ceramic jug of syrup that is going on 35 years old and I allwasy wondered if its still good. I never opened it since the jug is a hand signed collectors edition. There is a potter down the road that I have to see if she has something similar for some of my product.
    maybe 50 taps for 2011
    Finally ready to boil when I get enough sap
    I just might be crazy.( make that I know I am)
    Trees all tapped except the ones with 5 feet of snow.
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