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    What sugar and granule size do you guys use to for your maple cotton candy? I see that folks do a ratio of maple sugar but the only floss sugar that I see has flavors. Is the maple sugar that you use powdery or small granules?
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    Our sugar is pretty small and granular once sifted and we use that.

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    We use 4:1 (domino white, 4 lb and 1 lb maple sugar). Don't know about the small machines We have a commercial unit and it works very well. Good luck.
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    Just got done boiling for the day and had our family and friends over. Ratio was 5:1 in the Vivo machine. Doesn’t take much floss or sugar to make a lot of cotton candy. Do it in an open space if possible, my buddy’s wife said she got some stray floss on the cubbards doing it in the kitchen. It was only our 2nd time using, worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    What sugar and granule size do you guys use to for your maple cotton candy? I see that folks do a ratio of maple sugar but the only floss sugar that I see has flavors. Is the maple sugar that you use powdery or small granules?
    You don’t need “floss” sugar. Most use white table sugar. I have used different granule size maple sugar with no noticeable difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiam View Post
    You don’t need “floss” sugar. Most use white table sugar. I have used different granule size maple sugar with no noticeable difference.
    Agreed, look on you tube and you can even throw in whole hard candies!
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