Originally Posted by sandykay
Thanks, I just saw the tutioral on Friday for the Beer bottles and want to try that so I wasn't sure if was something other than sugar..ie the isomalt. What is the advantage of using isomalt over sugar?
You can get isomalt hotter than sugar. When sugar gets hot enough it usually goes a little caramel color so you cannot retain the clear colorless quality. Isomalt does not respond to the humidity as much. You can re-melt isomalt but not sugar. Sugar is much cheaper.
When you work with sugar you need to have some equipment like a heat lamp and a torch at a minimum.