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This is seasonal, but I use a 1.5 to 1 ratio and place 5 or 6 fresh fig leaves on top and cover. Make sure leaf stems are removed and leaves washed. Let steep for 8 to 10 Minutes. 

 

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I use honey on a 1 : 1 ratio. I like it much better than the standard granulated sugar mixture. I have a favorite cocktail, Borbon Y Abejas, that I use it in. It’s very similar to an Old Fashion. 

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I make it on a drink by drink basis, 1:1.

 

My son tried to make a pint or so for me, and store it in the refrigerator. It became moldy pretty quickly. And I really have no ongoing use for a pint of simple syrup.

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On 11/9/2020 at 9:54 AM, ratcheer said:

I make it on a drink by drink basis, 1:1.

 

My son tried to make a pint or so for me, and store it in the refrigerator. It became moldy pretty quickly. And I really have no ongoing use for a pint of simple syrup.

Add a little splash of vodka and it will keep for a few months.

 

 

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On 11/10/2020 at 7:01 PM, Bret Bret said:

Or Everclear

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are. :lol:

 

Biba! Joe

 

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15 hours ago, fishnbowljoe said:

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are. :lol:

 

Biba! Joe

 

Sometimes these things just pop in your head and you have to say them before your common sense takes over.

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2 hours ago, Bret Bret said:

Sometimes these things just pop in your head and you have to say them before your common sense takes over.

LOL! I resemble that remark. ;)

 

Biba! Joe

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On 11/10/2020 at 8:01 PM, Bret Bret said:

Or Everclear

 

On 11/11/2020 at 10:30 PM, fishnbowljoe said:

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are. :lol:

 

Biba! Joe

 

 

It is also quite true. Everclear works perfectly well as a preservative for simple syrups or other syrups if you happen to have it on hand.

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Has anyone had any luck with a low carb or keto version of simple syrup?  The low carb diet is working well for my gut and butt size so need to stay true to it. 

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22 minutes ago, BMartin42 said:

Has anyone had any luck with a low carb or keto version of simple syrup?  The low carb diet is working well for my gut and butt size so need to stay true to it. 

Stevia would probably be your best bet.  I haven't used it in simple syrup, but my daughter uses it all the time and swears by it.  A bit too in-your-face sweet for me, but worth a try.

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6 hours ago, BMartin42 said:

Has anyone had any luck with a low carb or keto version of simple syrup?  The low carb diet is working well for my gut and butt size so need to stay true to it. 

Stevia might work. My wife has had good results with allulose. It dissolves easy and tastes good.

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On 12/14/2020 at 5:44 PM, BMartin42 said:

Has anyone had any luck with a low carb or keto version of simple syrup?  The low carb diet is working well for my gut and butt size so need to stay true to it. 

I'll third the Stevia. It is supposed to be interchangeable with sugar (in other words a cup of Stevia is equivalent to a cup of sugar in recipes). I find it to be a little sweeter than sugar so I usually use a little less. However, be forewarned, some may experience gastro related side effects. 

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1 hour ago, BDanner said:

I'll third the Stevia. It is supposed to be interchangeable with sugar (in other words a cup of Stevia is equivalent to a cup of sugar in recipes). I find it to be a little sweeter than sugar so I usually use a little less. However, be forewarned, some may experience gastro related side effects. 

Also, go for the organic - non gmo

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40 minutes ago, Bret Bret said:

Also, go for the organic - non gmo

Why?  Does it taste better?

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On 12/18/2020 at 4:51 PM, Bret Bret said:

Also, go for the organic - non gmo

Never really understand all the noise from the anti GMO crowd. DNA is actively digested in the stomach by pepsin’s so even if it could cause you to grow a third eye (which might not be such a bad thing, especially if it grows in the back of your head. The back up camera in my car seems useful and I think that third eye could be too!) it is denatured long before it could ever get the chance.

 

Now, if you decide to snort the Stevia maybe you have something...

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I used Crown Bourbon Barrel aged maple syrup over the weekend in some 4R Yellow old fashioneds, worked a treat. 

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4 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Never really understand all the noise from the anti GMO crowd. DNA is actively digested in the stomach by pepsin’s so even if it could cause you to grow a third eye (which might not be such a bad thing, especially if it grows in the back of your head. The back up camera in my car seems useful and I think that third eye could be too!) it is denatured long before it could ever get the chance.

 

Now, if you decide to snort the Stevia maybe you have something...

Wow!  Lumped in with the anti GMO crowd for wanting to eat healthy.  To stay on thread, I think I'll mix myself a rainwater and pure-grain alcohol cocktail to protect my precious bodily fluids!

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41 minutes ago, beasled said:

I used Crown Bourbon Barrel aged maple syrup over the weekend in some 4R Yellow old fashioneds, worked a treat. 

With you on that.  A bit too thin for pancakes, but perfect for old fashioneds.

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17 hours ago, Bret Bret said:

Wow!  Lumped in with the anti GMO crowd for wanting to eat healthy.  To stay on thread, I think I'll mix myself a rainwater and pure-grain alcohol cocktail to protect my precious bodily fluids!

 

Didn’t really lump you into the anti GMO crowd so much as you did that on your own, right?

On 12/18/2020 at 4:51 PM, Bret Bret said:

Also, go for the organic - non gmo


Just my take on the topic in general and not necessarily directed solely at you and your bodily fluids! ?

 

I will leave the rest, if any, to the PRC thread, which I rarely venture in to.

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45 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

 

I will leave the rest, if any, to the PRC thread, which I rarely venture in to.

Very wise man.

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