Growing Rock Candy in Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse)

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About: I am just a person who loves doing crazy and fun things... I always love to try to innovate when I can, and share any new discoveries I find... That is why I have recently started recording my shenanigans ...
 
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Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here... 
 

 I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit... And waiting around a week for my Candy Crystals to grow never appealed to me...

  And you know what..? It still doesn't... So looking around and finding no method already 'Out There' to grow sugar Crystals Rapidly, I had decided to develop my own...

  Logic tells me that the more Saturated I can get my solution the faster The Sugar Crystals will grow so that is what I based my method off of... So here is how we do that...

  Step 1: Mix 3 cups Sugar and 1 Cup water in a pot and heat until all the Sugar has dissolved...

  Step 2: Keep heating the Sugar Water until it becomes like a thick syrup, try to drive as much water out of it as possible without causing it to brown... This might take some practice, and some Trial and Error but remember the more water you can get rid of now, the quicker your sugar candy will form...

 If you know what you are doing, don't go above the 'Soft Ball' stage, otherwise the sugar syrup might thicken to much for you to extract your crystals from it...

 Step 3: Once the Sugar syrup is to your liking pour into a container that you wish to use for growing in (you can also mix in flavorings and colors now...) This should be done while still hot for best results, but be careful... Once in the container you wish for it to be in, lower a String or Stick with seed crystals on it into the solution. This could literally be a stick with the syrup on it dipped in some granulated sugar... Those Sugar Granules will be where the Rock Candy forms...

  Step 4: Let it sit for awhile and cool... As it cools you should see the crystals getting bigger and bigger as more of the Sucrose Crystallizes... Keep waiting until they reach your liking, then simply remove from the solution and let them hang dry for awhile... 

  Hopefully this was of help, and thanks for watching!!

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    I made it but i put sugar,water,and food coloring but boiled it in a pan

    Nice job....but what do you do with the rest of the syrup? Seems sort of sad to waste 3 cups of sugar for one candy.

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    If you wanted too you can re-dissolve the remaining sugar solution and re-use it to grow more Rock Candy, but me Personally... I stored it and plan to use it for Sugar Rockets in the Future.

    Hey, great video, very helpful! Well done, time lapse is cool.
    You say "go ahead" a lot though, I think it would be a little easier on the ears if you cut a few out.
    (For instance my co worker says "you know" too much, really looses it's ooomph.)
    Over all though, I'd "go ahead," and give this video an "A." ;)

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    Sorry, I should have read the other comments before mentioning it. I didn't mean to beat a dead horse. Keep making videos!

    It appears that the accelerated process results in smaller crystals or am I completely off?

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    That would be completely correct, the slower you grow a Crystal, the lager it will form, so it reasons to be true of the opposite...

    However these are only fractionally smaller then what I would see off of normal rock candy. So the effect of this isn't signifigant.