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    Quote Originally Posted by kbfarms View Post
    Why do you put citric in your syrup and how much? Thx!
    i would like to know too

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    I PM you

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    didn't find a pm, can you resend? thx

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    Why do I use citric acid?

    I use 2 cup of citric acid per heated 300 gal tote of syrup to break the sucrose into glucose and fructose. I add in some snake oil and the syrup stores forever without crystalizing or fermenting.

    Gen rule. is 1 teaspoon per 5 gal syrup.

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    Costco has 25lb bags here in FL for 8.89.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    break the sucrose into glucose and fructose
    can u explain why you want it changed from sucrose to glucose and fructose

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    The bees do not have to work so hard to do it. Honey is glucose and fructose with other high saccharides. nectar is mostly Sucrose and the bees invert it to make it honey so it stores. If you invert it for them it makes it easier for them to store it. Commercial beekeepers have been doing this for decades.

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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    I add in some snake oil and the syrup stores forever without crystalizing or fermenting.
    If you harvest venom from the hives fed snake oil syrup, it cures cancer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Euliss View Post
    I wound up buying 7,500 lbs from D&I Sweeteners

    Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.

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    > Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.

    Well, this page indicates D&I Pure Sweeteners offers both cane and beet sugar. Currently both are the same price:

    http://www.dipuresweeteners.com/
    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    [QUOTE=Rader Sidetrack;990859]> Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.

    Well, this page indicates D&I Pure Sweeteners offers both cane and beet sugar. Currently both are the same price:

    Ah yes I see. Then let me re-word my comments: the pallets they sold me were beet sugar. Guess I should of clarified with the salesman when I called.
    John

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    Is there a difference in the sugar from beets versus cane?

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    >Is there a difference in the sugar from beets versus cane?

    Here is the opinion of Cargill, who sells both beet and cane sugar:
    And, both cane sugar and beet sugar are refined until they are 99.9%+ sucrose. While the impurities and minerals in cane sugar and beet sugar can differ slightly, the fact is those impurity levels are so low (<0.1%) there is almost no functional or sensorial difference between sugar that comes from cane or beet. Once they are refined to sucrose, they are typically interchangeable.

    http://www.cargillfoods.com/na/en/pr...ugar/index.jsp
    Some people object to beet sugar as they believe that it may be grown as a GMO crop, and is therefore to be avoided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Euliss View Post
    Is there a difference in the sugar from beets versus cane?
    I don't have the link handy but we asked Rogers sugar about this. The initial response was that once refined, a lab cannot distinguish them chemically. When pressed farther, they did tell us how to differentiate sugar from the tabor plant (beets) vs from Vancouver (cane) by referencing lot numbers on the bags. They did conceded that most farmers are growing gmo beets, but the processor can't tell if any specific delivery of beets is gmo or not.

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    ever try fondant? might work better for ya

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