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  1. #1
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    Default KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    Last year I was mixing up 2:1 syrup in 1 gallon feeder pails with a wooden spoon - tedious and not that well mixed. This year I've found that my wife's mixer works well. Method as follows. My sugar is in five pound bags from Walmart.

    1) Pour 1 quart of hot tap water into the mixing bowl.

    2) Add a 5 pound bag of sugar, mix on "stir" or "2" whilst weighing out another 2 pounds of sugar.

    3) Slowly pour in the 2 pounds of sugar with the mixer setting on "stir".

    4) When the sugar is whetted in turn the mixer to "2" then up to "4".

    5) Let this mix at "4" for another minute or two.

    6) Turn the mixer down to "Stir" and then slowly pour in one more quart of hot tap water.

    7) After another minute stop the mixer. Rub a little syrup between your finger and thumb. If it is smooth the syrup is ready to pour into your feeding pail, if not run it for another minute and retest between your fingers.

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    I use a 1 gal paint mixer with a elec drill but I mix it in a 5 gal bucket and hot water. Leave it set until next day to cool. Works great for me but someone else may have something better.

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    What I like about this method versus a spoon or a drill is that my hands are free. For large volumes of syrup a bucket and drill would be better.

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    we don't feed syrup, but if we did, we would use this to mix:



    ...essentially a 45 quart food processor/mixer with a 5hp 3phase motor on the bottom....MORE POWER!

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    I try not to feed syrup, but when I do, I mix in a 5-gal bucket.

    1:1
    4x sugar 5lb bag
    3 gal water HOT from tap

    2:1
    5x sugar 5lb bag
    7 qt water BOILING (fast simmer, not roiling boil) from a big kettle (this usually starts as 2gal and then boils down)


    Add the water to the sugar. Mix with a paint mixer drill attachment.
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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    for 2 - 1 i use 25 lb bag sugar 5 gal bucket with 1/2 in valve (pvc threaded )

    put 2 lb water in bucket pore in sugar add 10 lb near boiling water then use drill with paint stirrer put on lid then let cool fill gallon milk jugs from spigot


    Dave
    Last edited by Dave360; 09-28-2010 at 08:01 PM.

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paraplegic Racehorse View Post
    2:1
    5x sugar 5lb bag
    7 qt water
    25# sugar + 14 pints of water=

    1.786:1

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    Default Re: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer - Making 1 gallon of 2 to 1 syrup.

    I'm not saying ts better then using a stand mixer, but I love to use the stick blender. I take a plastic bucket and mix it up outside because I'm am klutz and tend to splash and leave sticky counter tops in my wake. I haven't had any unwanted visiters join me yet.

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