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diy casing recipe

Freeotatv

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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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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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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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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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