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Old 06-30-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Need hard candy making help

All of a sudden my hard candy isn't setting up. I am wondering if humidity has a effect on it?
or could my extract have gone bad and is spoiling the batch?

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Old 06-30-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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humidty can play havoc on hard candy, yes. i will let someone with more experience tell you how to fix it though.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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thanks texas I hope someone can help me
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:50 PM   #4
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humidty can play havoc on hard candy, yes. i will let someone with more experience tell you how to fix it though.
I agree about the humidity I'm also not a hard candy maker but have worked with pulled sugar. I'm assuming you are using a candy thermometer.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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yes i am using a candy thermoter,recipe calls for 290 degrees,I just made a second batch and cooked it to 304 will see if it comes out
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Let us know if it comes out....I make hard candy in the winter but don't try it much in the summer due to the humidity. thanks,
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #7
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the higher temperature didn't work. Now I am wondering if the fact I used a cheaper sugar other than Domino sugar could have a effect?
The pieces are partially solidified with sticky outsides.
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the higher temperature didn't work. Now I am wondering if the fact I used a cheaper sugar other than Domino sugar could have a effect?
The pieces are partially solidified with sticky outsides.
What is the recipe you are using for your candy?
When I make candy I use 3/4 cups of water, 2/3 cups of corn syrup, and 2 cups of sugar. It turns out great every time.
I heat it to 300 degrees, then add the flavour.
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