The Ultimate Guide to Using POP-UP MIX
Are you an avid angler on the hunt for the next game-changing bait? Look no further! Introducing our POP UP MIX, a ready-to-use, milk protein-based pop-up mix. This blog post delves into the intricacies of this unique mix, so you can make the most of your pop-up crafting experience.
A Glimpse at our POP UP MIX
Our Pop-up mix is a ready-to-use, milk protein-based pop-up mix enriched with egg compounds. It is designed to entice even the most cautious carp, boasting different visual appeals. The fluoro mixes, available in bright white, fluoro orange, and fluoro pink, ensure your bait is easily noticeable underwater. If you’re aiming for subtlety, the plain mix offers a washed-out look, which could be just the trick to lure in wary carp.
- Ease of Use: It rolls effortlessly and showcases impressive buoyancy.
- Durability: Once prepared, your baits will stay buoyant for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Texture: They’re tough, yet retain a spongy consistency, ensuring a prolonged release of all attractors.
For those with a penchant for personalization, you can add 10-15% of other dry ingredients or additives. Some recommended additions include full-fat GLM, liver powder, keramine, insect hydro powder, powdered flavours, sweeteners, amino acids, crayfish meal, and more. However, stay away from heavy bulk oils like hemp and salmon oil.
How to Craft the Perfect Bait with our Pop-up mix
- Start with the Liquid: Pour your chosen volume of water into a bowl, mixing in flavours, liquids, and preservatives. A general guideline is 15ml of preservative for every 60ml of liquid. If you’re a first-timer, start with a small batch of around 50/100ml of liquids.
- Adding Powders: Slowly blend in the powder until you achieve a dense, thick soup-like consistency. The final dough should be slightly sticky to the touch.
- Rest: Once mixed, let your dough rest in a plastic bag for around 30 minutes.
- Shape: Roll or shape the dough into your desired size. If it’s too dry, sprinkle a bit of water.
- Cook/Steam: Bring a pan of water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat slightly to maintain a medium simmer, which is just under boiling point. This step is important to prevent the dough from swelling.
The simmering duration for your dough depends on its size. We recommend a simmer time of 1.5 to 2.5 minutes. Adding too many pieces at once can cool down the boiling water, so as a rule of thumb, aim to simmer about 20-30 pieces at a time.
If you prefer to steam your dough, aim for a steaming time of 15-20 minutes, adjusting for the size of your pieces.
- Dry: After cooking, lay the pieces on an absorbent surface. Drying time is 1-2 days in summer and 3-4 days in winter. Always ensure they’re in a dry place, away from direct sunlight.
If you want to produce wafters, mix around 2/3 (volume) base mix with 1/3 pop-up mix. For instance, combine 2 cups basemix with 1 cup pop-up mix.
Our Pop-up mix is your ticket to upping your bait-making game. Whether you’re a professional or just someone looking to enjoy crafting the perfect pop-ups, this mix promises to deliver unmatched results. Happy Angling!