I made my fsg last night and its like water, even with the gelatin. What the heck? It boiled a long time.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls

Here is me putting on my old plastics engineering cap:

I think that boiling the gel too long or at too high a temperature after it is strained can break down the polysaccharides (polymers obtained from boiling the flaxseeds). This is my hypothesis because it was nice and goopy/thick before I started it boiling again. I think the trick is to just keep it hot enough to mix in the add-ins, but not to actually boil it again. I am going to try again later.

UPDATE: My second batch came out awesome! Can't wait to try it out

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