I've done lots of reading of this forum since I bought isomalt last year, but I'm still having problems.
I bought isomalt granules, melted them down and added glucose as per the instructions, and made my own isomalt sticks. I had lots of trouble with this, probably because my quantities were too small. The thermometer showed a lower temperature than I needed but my mix was going amber, so obviously burnt.
Eventually I made isomalt sticks but every time I make anything from them they turn cloudy very, very quickly. Ridiculously quickly as soon as they are "dry". I'm melting them down in the microwave and adding colour. I pour them when the mix is hot but has cooled enough for me to shake the bubbles out.
My question is: are my unscientifically made isomalt sticks at fault? Do I need to throw this batch and try again? Or is it because I live in Britain and I'm not being careful enough to keep the items I make in a non-humid place? I made the most gorgeous clay pigeons yesterday but they look like they are melting before they set, and they are very cloudy on the outside (although not on the inside when I break them open).
Many thanks for any help in solving this technical issue.