Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks
I made a 1/3 batch, but it turned out all gooey . . . ?
I calculated the proportions for a 1/3 batch from the original posted proportions to be:
16.5 cups granulated sugar (edited to add: this is the error. As pointed out below, 8.3 lbs of sugar is actually 18.9 cups)
1.3 cups cider (1 quart = 4 cups. 1/3 of 4 cups = 1.3 cups)
2 tsp citric acid (1 Tbs = 3 tsp. 1/3 of 2 Tbs = 2 tsp
0.5 tsp Honey-B-Healthy
(I went simple and left out the electrolytes)
Baked at 170F for 8 hours. Allowed to cool overnight.
After cooling, the product is a very stiff gooey consistency, and not nearly as dry as the posted photos. I am afraid it would slowly ooze between the frames if I were to put it into my hives.
I can't figure out what I did wrong. Did I somehow screw-up the conversion to a 1/3 batch. Did I over cook it?
Last edited by shinbone; 12-24-2013 at 10:23 AM.
(3rd year, 9 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)