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Step 6: Hard Crack Stage 300 F (150 C)

Hard Crack Stage is 300 F to 310 F (150 C to 155 C)

Hard Crack: With a clean spoon, when the syrup dropped into ice water it separates into hard, brittle threads that break when bent.
You can actually hear a crack when the syrup hits the cold water.  Once you take the syrup out of the cold water you can feel how brittle and sharp it is.  Be careful as I poked myself in the video.

Is this an alternative to corn syrup?
I just burned the syrup for my last candy attempt, so this is very helpful! I'll check your other Instructables, and hopefully fare better next time. ;)
I have burnt my syrup before too. You really have to watch the whole time because sometimes the temp increases very slowly and ssometimes it increases very rapidly. Good luck and I am glad you found my I instructable helpful.
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newestedhardy.com is a good website. I purchase many products on this website. And it’s no any customs problem.

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