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"Karo" light or dark for LC ???


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#1 hyphaenation

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:29 PM

I have been having troubles with making LC's. It seems so straight forward but at first I put too much sugars, then I caramelized my sugars. The only Karo brand corn syrup I can get comes in 2 persuasions dark and light (pic attached).

The dark has refiners syurup and vanilla, the light has glucose and vanilla. I have just tried the light after no sucess with the dark. Which of these 2 karo products is better? Or should they both work?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Dank Side Of The Shroom

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:32 PM

heres the pic...

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:26 PM

Either one will work but the lighter one will allow you to view the developing mycelium better. It also makes it a little easier to spot contaminants.

#5 Hippie3

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:28 PM

they both work,
the light is crystal clear which is handy when trying to avoid caramelization
but many like the extra vanilla as they feel it gives better growth.
the trick is just remember that a lc is not grain,
it does not need long cooking times at high pressure,
a boil at no pressure or at most 5 psi for
20-30 minutes top is enough to sterilize.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

Thank you :pirate:

Do you let your lc's breath with a polly or tyveck filter? I have 2/3 pint jars with one tablespoon of karo , 5 psi 15 minutes with polly filter.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:31 PM

Taht sounds about right, hyph. :cool:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:50 PM

15 minutes is a bit brief but might well work anyway.
i typically go about 20-25 minutes.




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