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Old 11-12-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Brown sugar: How do you store it?

My box of brown sugar turns hard as a brick, anyone have a jack hammer I can borrow? Is there any way to avoid this?

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Old 11-12-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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i leave mine in the bag and put the back in an
airtight container
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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I keep my brown sugar in the refrig..it keeps it moist and therefore usually keeps it soft...if I have a problem I put the sugar in the microwave nuke it a bit and voilla soft sugar.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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Tupperware. Its the best way. I have tried it every other concievable way and Tupperware is the best.
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I keep mine in the freezer & then just put it in the microwave to soften it. If I know a good bit ahead of time that I am going to need it I take it out of the freezer & let it "thaw" on the counter.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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I store mine like middie.

To soften what you have, place a slice of white bread (cheap is fine) in with the brown sugar overnight. It usually softens it up. Good luck!
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:46 PM   #7
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airtight container is good
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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I store it in the plastic bag it comes in.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:53 PM   #9
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I'm with middie - in the bag, in a sealed plastic container - and it works even here in humidity central!
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:13 PM   #10
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Same like Crewsk.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #11
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I keep mine in an airtight, plastic container with a screwtop. The opening is big enough to pass my 1 c measuring cup.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:04 AM   #12
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Ziplock bag...stored in the freezer!!!
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Old 11-13-2004, 08:05 AM   #13
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I store brown sugar in its original bag inside a heavy-duty ziploc with as much air removed as possible.
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Old 11-13-2004, 08:59 AM   #14
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inside a ziplock, stuffed inside a mason jar.
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Old 11-13-2004, 11:23 PM   #15
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Same as Audio.........mine never becomes hard as a brick
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Old 11-14-2004, 04:53 AM   #16
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Plastic isn't 'air tight.' It's porous. Certain plastics are more porous than others, but generally speaking, the thinner the plastic, the less 'air tight' the item will be long term.

If you go through brown sugar fast enough, then store it any way you want. If you want to prolong it's life as long as possible, use glass. Same for spices.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:06 AM   #17
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Plastic isn't 'air tight.' It's porous. Certain plastics are more porous than others, but generally speaking, the thinner the plastic, the less 'air tight' the item will be long term.

If you go through brown sugar fast enough, then store it any way you want. If you want to prolong it's life as long as possible, use glass. Same for spices.
Thank you for making that distinction, scott. I do use the stuff a lot, so it really doesn't have the opportunity to dry out.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #18
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I store brown sugar in its original bag inside a heavy-duty ziploc with as much air removed as possible.

I also store mine like Audeo, but I also put one of those clay moisture absorbers in it. I never have a problem with my brown sugar becoming hard.
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Old 11-14-2004, 04:47 PM   #19
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I store mine in a ziplock baggie.
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:13 AM   #20
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In Tupperware with a piece of bread. A slice of apple is also supposed to work well, but I haven't tried that one.
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