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    Default Rehydrating popcorn

    Wait a minute! Who would want to rehydrate popcorn? It's dry for a reason, right?
    Wrong! Popcorn pops into light, fluffy kernels because it ISN'T dry...all the way.
    The moisture in the kernels is what heats up, and bursts the kernels.
    So if you have some popcorn that's been stored for awhile under less than ideal conditions, it's going to have dried out to the point where you get half-popped kernels, or lots of "old maids".
    So here's the solution:

    Fill a 1 quart Mason jar 2/3 full of old popcorn.
    Add 2 Tablespoons of water
    Seal the lid and shake the jar until you can't see any sign of moisture inside
    Let it sit sealed for 2-3 days, and pop as usual

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    Wow...great tip. Makes perfect sense now that i think about it...will have to try that. Appreciate the info, its the kind of thing i like about this place...always something to learn.

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    Now that's a cool tip. Thanks!
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    great tip! that also works with grapes that have gone past crisp and fresh, just toss em in a bowl of water for a few hours. they are not like new but better than old and mushy.

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    no kidding! Who'd a thunk!

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    that's a neat tip, OP - thanks!

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    exactly the reason I have to visit this place 1000 times a day. I never heard of this. Cool information.

    Can popcorn be used as food corn, as in rehydrate by boiling for use in soups or stews? This is the thought that popped in my head when I first saw the post title. Regular corn can be kept on the cob for long term storage though right ? Hmmm making me think tooo much.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xj35s View Post
    exactly the reason I have to visit this place 1000 times a day. I never heard of this. Cool information.

    Can popcorn be used as food corn, as in rehydrate by boiling for use in soups or stews? This is the thought that popped in my head when I first saw the post title. Regular corn can be kept on the cob for long term storage though right ? Hmmm making me think tooo much.....
    exactly...if you are away for just a little while- you might miss a little golden nugget of knowledge- I have the same affliction.

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    Well this is a tastey tid bit of knowledge for sure .
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    Interesting.....

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