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    For those of you who are using Popcorn and coating it with Kool-Aid or Jell-O, how do you "adhere" it to the Popcorn?

    -Do you mix it with water, and maybe some butter, and then subsequently mix it into/with the Popcorn? Why?

    -Or do you just make the Popcorn and immediately mix it with the flavoring of your choice that is still in its dry form? Also why?

    I have an "industrial" set-up in mind for my popcorn making party that's coming up in another week or so but am just wondering how everyone else does theirs and why.

    Only a couple weeks to go! Who thinks we may start seeing some action a little earlier this year with the warmer weather? It's pushing 50 every day already in the area I bait.
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    When I did it this is the method I used.
    It was easy with the sprayer and worked great.
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    I used to just sprinkle it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    When I did it this is the method I used.
    It was easy with the sprayer and worked great.
    I believe the guy who made the video is a member here.
    I had seen this and it is kind of my plan. Though I have a plan to do it on a much larger scale with a drum full and some "mixing tabs" welded to the inside. Not sure how well it will really work yet but I think it should speed up the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I used to just sprinkle it on.
    How well did it adhere to the popcorn when it was dry Dave?
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    Since it has a little oil on it, it stuck fine. I just shook it in a trash bag. I used raspberry at one site and a sow with cubs would not leave no matter what we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Since it has a little oil on it, it stuck fine. I just shook it in a trash bag. I used raspberry at one site and a sow with cubs would not leave no matter what we did.
    Thanks Dave. I'll probably try it both ways and see what works best for me for what I want as a final product. I'm leaning towards mixing it in liquid first so that I can get a good butter flavor along with the sweet. Though I can get powdered butter as well so that may be an option.
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    We tried it once, but frankly I don't think it made any difference. We had a single boar eat 60+ gallons of just plain old popcorn in 2 1/2 days last year. No other bait at our site other than what we put out for scent which was anise oil, and I fried a couple pounds of bacon while setting up the site. In any case, the bear seemed to have no problems with unflavored popcorn.

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    I'm with frost on this one. I started doing this but end up just useing plain popcorn.

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    I made my popcorn in my Turkey fryer.
    Then I poured it out on a tarp. Once I had several batches done I used the sprayer method to add the Kool Aid flavoring.
    It worked really well. Just fold up the tarp edges and dump it into garbage bags for delivery to the bait site.
    Unfortunately when I did it a big brownie came in and ate all 35 gallons of popcorn in one night and I couldn't shoot brownies over bait at that time.
    They really do like this stuff.
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    I used a sprayer at first, but noticed it was shrinking down the popcorn more than I would like. I sprinkled it on after that and it seems to stick pretty well when it is still warm. I used a little bit more oil than I needed in order to make it stick better.

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