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    diy casing recipe

    1/2 tsp chocolate syrup
    1 full eye dropper full of licorice extract
    1 small gooey drop of tangerine extract
    6 drops of vanilla extract
    1/8 tsp glycerin
    1/4 tsp honey
    1/4 tsp corn syrup
    1/4 tsp maple syrup
    Added a little cocoa powder
    and a few pinches of brown sugar

    This is my fifth recipe and seems to be a bit more rounded and hitting the target.

    Warmed it up a little...not to a boil..just so the mixture started bubbling.

    Then added 2 tsp of water.

    What i found from earlier batches...stay low on glycerin...glycerin leaves a bit of an unpleasant aftertaste if you use too much.
    which is probably the resulting aftertaste from commercial smokes...

    Given i mix a weeks worth at a time..i. thinking you can leave glycerin out ...given fro what im reading it is used to retain moisture which you dont need if you case a weeks supply...the other stuff will naturally keep the blend moist for a weeks duration from my experience.

    My next casing mix i will probably reduce glycerin to a eyedrop or 2.

    If you overload casing and there is too much taste...ive had success with leaving it alone for a few weeks and then using ...letting the casing sit on a blend seems to reduce the taste from either shelf life deteriotation of the ingeedients or absorption from longer periods.

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    Re: diy casing recipe

    Nice work. Apparently you've been studying.
    Last edited by FmGrowit; 09-14-2014 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: diy casing recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by FmGrowit View Post
    Nice work. Apparently, you've been studying.
    Or he ran the DNA on your casing.

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    Re: diy casing recipe

    Thanks ...i forgot the add invert sugar to this batch which i will be adding a 1/8 tsp to the current brew.

    i initially mixed larger batches then realized this was trial and error process and there were going to be more errors on the way..so i reduced the volumes so i can toss the errors while minimizing dollar loss.

    whereas the other stuff is not extremely expensive...licorice extract is very expensive so i needed to reduce how many dollars were getting thrown down the sink.

    i switched to chocolate syrup after noticing the separation qualities of cocoa powder.

    even with heating the mixture, after sitting the cocoa powder will separate

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    Re: diy casing recipe

    And thank you don...the shredder shipped as quick as you said it would and i received it that thursday....great service....thanks again.

    anybody on the fence about the powermatic s..i would highly recommend it..i initally bought a pasta shredder n then realized it would be An additional expense bc i would end up buying the shredder..so i returned it and bought the shredder from wlt.

    i find that buying the right tool for the job saves a lot of money and time over the horizon.

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    Re: diy casing recipe

    Update....

    after casing 1 hour/1 day various ingredients will pop...

    letting it sit for a week does even out the casing....

    if it taste sharp initially make enough or set aside a few batches that wont be touched for 5-7 days...the ingredients will even out...same blend same casing tastes much different starting about 3/4/5 days later

    ...spray lightly...trying to cover the whole blend will overpower the casing...

    the dry areas will absorb moisture from the wetter shred..over a 3/5/7 day period the blend will even out in moisture...

    if the blend is too damp after 3/5 days...good benchmark that too much casing was sprayed and reduce sprays until you reach the right moisture level where it is optimal smoke...

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