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Karo Alternative
    #1881030 - 09/04/03 02:02 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Any one know of an alternative I could use for the Karo tek, you can't get it in the U.K.?


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Re: Karo Alternative [Re: dansta]
    #1881043 - 09/04/03 02:07 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

i used normal corn syrup...i have used aunt jemima maple flavoured syrup, honey....hell mollases would probably work


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Re: Karo Alternative [Re: GregHimself]
    #1881052 - 09/04/03 02:12 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

They don't seem to sell corn syrup over here but if I use maple syrup is it in the same ratios as in the teks. I'm asuming it would be I'm just after some who's tried it to confirm it. It seems a hell of a lot easier and quicker than just using a syringe.



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Re: Karo Alternative [Re: dansta]
    #1881062 - 09/04/03 02:14 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

my foaf used a tbls of maple to a half pint jar of sterilized water, and mycellium grew no problems.


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Re: Karo Alternative [Re: GregHimself]
    #1881067 - 09/04/03 02:17 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Cheers Mate, I'll give it a try.


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Re: Karo Alternative [Re: dansta]
    #1881079 - 09/04/03 02:22 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Just more on the subject, my FOAF just took the tbls of syrup, dissolved it in warm water, covered the half pint jar with saran wrap and microwaved it, then innoced through saran once it was cooled, and covered innoc hole with electrical tape.


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