They did an article a while back on homebrew energy gel. www.dirtragmag.comredbugcr said:Anyone have any good recipes for homemade gels? I tried using the forum search function but I didn't really find anything relevant - although I'm sure this topic has probably been posted before.
Yes, it's too bad Costco doesn't sell a giant tub of Goo with a nice pump dispenser...ssissy said:i make it with a random combo of brown rice syrup, honey, molasses, buckwheat honey and maple syrup. not necessarily all the ingrediants in one batch, but i rotate through. i dont have a set recipe, just whatever i feel like. the molasses has a strong flavor so i dont get too carried away with that. and water to thin it out a bit. sometimes a add a squirt or two to my water bottles.
i feel those little packets are a crazy waste of resources. right up there with co2 cartridges, and ketchup packets:nono: .
Cheap? I guess it's all relative. I find tham all rather expensive. From the ingredients I have seen listed here, making your own would be a lot cheaper.TrekFan said:what would be the purpose of cooking homemade gels, when the packaged stuff works so well and is so cheap? seems like it would be an awful lot of work to reinvent the wheel...
kapusta said:Cheap? I guess it's all relative. I find tham all rather expensive. From the ingredients I have seen listed here, making your own would be a lot cheaper.
TrekFan said:you can get gu or powergel 24 for $20. that's pretty cheap and convenient. as for the environment, gu has a kickass empty wrapper recycling policy.
i'm not discouraging you from making your own gel mind you. in fact on the surface it's probably a cool idea. but for me, the prepackaged stuff it is. i am a lazy, lazy bum...