Temperature For Sugar Beer Bottles

Sugar Work By HoHo5 Updated 28 Oct 2009 , 8:58pm by HoHo5

HoHo5 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:18pm
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I'm trying to make sugar beer bottles but don't have a decent thermometer.
I have a cheapie!
Can someone PLEASE tell me how hot to get the sugar before I put it in the mold????
I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!!

4 replies
HoHo5 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:21pm
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We can't get our micro to 50% heat so I did 3 minutes at high and then another 2 or 3 minutes.
My sugar took forever to set and never did harder all the way.
ANY help would be GREAT!!!!

kayla1505 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:27pm
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have you seen my video on youtube??

heres the link

to see if the sugar is at the right temp, drop a spoonful into cold ice water. ifs the sugar gets hard and cracks its at the right stage.

superwawa Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:34pm
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BTW Kayla - your video rocks!

HoHo - the temp needed is 300 which is the Hard Crack phase. Follow Kayla's tip for testing in water or get a candy thermometer. I don't think they are too expensive - either at the craft store with a coupon or the good ol' grocery store.

I went through similar issues at first - lots of sticky messes to clean up! My microwave is little and not consistent in heating. For instance when I followed the heating tips in the threads about sugar bottles - after the last high-heat minute, my sugar's only at 225-250 so the timing is off for me.

Good luck!

HoHo5 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:58pm
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Thanks so much, you have both been VERY helpful!!!
Now when my hubby gets home with the mold builder I can start making those bottles!
I can't wait!!!!
Thanks again

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