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Smokey

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Xanthan Gum
« on: September 05, 2016, 07:31:21 AM »
While doing some research on particle stabilisers and more about Xanthan gum, I came across this page that kind of gives many ideas of endless hours of possible fun  :)
I have some on the way for the hot sauce project but I'm quietly keen to play with this stuff.
http://www.amazingfoodmadeeasy.com/info/modernist-ingredients/more/xanthan-gum   

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Re: Xanthan Gum
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 05:07:06 PM »
 :)

It is pretty amazing how many ingredient lists mention the gum :)

Apparently - I've never directly used it, around 1% or less is quite enough for thickening so it should last a while :)

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Re: Xanthan Gum
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 06:10:11 AM »
I'm really starting to like this stuff.
Found this pack (After I ordered some from China) , In the health food isle at Coles.
Was able to fix a batch of fermented chilli sauce that typically separated as can be seen in the first pic.
A total of 500ml only needed .05 of a gram to make it suspend without any noticeable thickening.
DSC01645 by Mike Nash, on Flickr
Re bottled in woozies and have been sitting around all day. One in the fridge and one out.
DSC01646 by Mike Nash, on Flickr

Incredibly powerful stuff,  I cant wait to start using it in various concoctions.  There was a thread about thickeners some time back and this surely needs readdressing.
It wont break down with heat  :)
 


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Re: Xanthan Gum
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 06:28:51 AM »
 :)

I guess that is the reason the manufacturers use it so much :)

If Coles have it I'll drop by my bigger one this week and see if I can pick some up :)

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Re: Xanthan Gum
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 10:29:53 AM »
I know it sounds rather trivial,, Plain old xanthan gum.  But it was one of those moments in my journey when something new was discovered that I never really gave any thought for. 
Always knew what it was but never looked into it.