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 Post subject: Candy temperature
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:49 am 
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I make a candy every year for Christmas. I have made this candy for years without any problem. This year, the last two batches weren’t cooked enough even though I cooked them to 135 degrees. I used my Thermapen so I know the temperature was correct. I’m wondering if I need to go to 140. I don’t ever recall going beyond 135 before.


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 Post subject: Re: Candy temperature
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:52 pm 
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I've always had better luck with an old-fashioned candy thermometer than a Thermopen when making candy or deep-frying.


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 Post subject: Re: Candy temperature
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:12 pm 
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The very tip of the Thermapen is where the sensor is, so if it is close to the bottom of the pot, it can give a reading that is too hot.

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 Post subject: Re: Candy temperature
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:31 pm 
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I guess I will try my candy thermometer the next time I make this candy which will probably be next year.
Thanks for the help.


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