Diluting Pure Sucralose
Today I received .25 oz of pure sucralose powder. My first option is to dilute it with distilled water so that 1 drop = 1 tsp (same as Sweetzfree). Since sucralose is 600x as sweet as sugar, and there are 3648 drops per cup, I calculate that if I dilute 1 TBS of sucralose in a half cup of water, I'll be all set.
Alternatively, I could mix the sucralose in with Erythritol, which is 70% as sweet as sugar. 1/16 tsp of sucralose is as sweet as a cup of sugar. Thus, if I mixed 1/16 tsp of sucralose with about 4 cups of Erythritol, it would be about as sweet as sugar. I would use the food processor to mix them, but I'm not sure how evenly it would be distributed. My searches on this topic have not matched my calculations. Has anyone else done this, and if so, how did you do it? Thanks, Al 
Al, you might like to look through this thread.
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...dsplenda.html 
I have purchased the sucralose powder to make my own liquid I called the company I puchased it from they told me to mix three parts warm water to one parts sucralose powder. I'm not sure if that is the same as Sweetzfree or not. Try searching in the recipe section and on google the findings of research probably will come up for the best mixes.

locarbman has done so much research and experimentation on such things. hopefully he will see this, but you might want to check if he's been online lately and at least message him personally about it. he is very helpful!

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Whoa, check it out  I second the suggestion to read the thread: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...dsplenda.html if not for the amazingly detailed information then at least to read an lively and amusing backandforth between scott123 and Kevinpa. I miss them both!

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Thanks.
The problem in that thread is that I haven't found anywhere that where it converts to "drops." I want one drop to be equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar. Also, I haven't found any info on whether mixing a small amount of the sucralose (e.g. 1/16 tsp) into a large amount of erythritol (e.g. 4 cups) is feasible. Will it be distributed well, and will it stay distributed, or will some teaspoons of the resulting stuff be sweeter than others. 
I understand your question. I'm getting mine from a place on the internet.
I call them to see if they would send the dilution formula with it. They said yes. So if you find it on the internet with pure sucralose in your search it may come up.:stars: 
Al, I guess you will just have to do some experimenting on your own using some info from the thread. I am almost finished with a bottle of liquid Splenda I bought from someone in Australia in 2004! This stuff is 1/4 tsp equals 1 cup sugar which is about 20 drops so it is hard to figure what one drop equals. I usually just drop it and taste as I go. I will have to decide whether to order the liquid Splenda from Netrition or get some of the concentrated powder from Ebay. I may get both. I have some of that concentrated powder (probably the same as you have) which I got in a little plastic bag before I got the stuff in 2004 and it is still good. I kept it for a long time without using it but now that it is more available, I'm using it up. I use 1/8 tsp of that for 1 cup sugar. It is the purest tasting sucralose I've ever used and I like it for baking.

I exchanged emails with the eBay source for my pure sucralose:
ME: I just received 1/4 oz of pure sucralose powder from you. I would like to dilute this in water so that one drop of the solution is equivalent to one tsp of sugar. To how much water should I add the 1/4 oz of sucralose? THEM: You need to mix 1 part sucralose to 5 parts water. The solution should be completely mixed without any settling. This should give you the desired strength of 1 drop = 1 teaspoon. I wrote back and asked if this was by weight or volume, but didn't get an answer. Also, their formula is very different from my calculations. I was hoping to avoid the need for experiments, which requires that I can accurate compare the sweetness of, say, coffee . 
Sucralose Refractometer Testing ;)
May be some help in this one. 
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I saved this recipe for my own personal use, not sure who made it up or I would give them credit. This is substitute for 1 cup sugar.
Mix well 1 Cup Erythritol 1/8 teaspoon Stevia 1/16 teaspoon powdered Sucalose 
I suggest using warm water to mix with the sucralose powder as the first time I mixed it with room temperature water it stayed cloudy. I put the whole bottle in a glass of hot water to bring the temperature up and then it went clear.

Al I pulled it up on google and got the place. Call them and they will give you the formula. Good luck.

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My Sucralose refractometer test of Sweetzfree Liquid Sucralose indicates a claimed strength of 192 times sugar using 26 grams Sucralose powder per 100 milliliters of water: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/bl...gresults.html “Sweetzfree: (Price per 1floz (30ml) bottle = $18.00) Ingredients: Purified water, 100% pure Sucralose Label: “Ό teaspoon (25 drops) = 1 cup sugar; 1 drop = 1 rounded teaspoon sugar, 1 ounce = 24 cups sugar” Reference Website: "1 Ounce, the equivalent of 24 cups of sugar" [FONT=Arial]From my recent order (1/24/2009) fact sheet " I will be happy to respond to all requests or comments. Diane Label Results: Grams = 26, Milliliters = 100, Strength = 192 times sugar Website Results: Grams = 26, Milliliters = 100, Strength = 192 times sugar 2/20/2009 (Freshly opened bottle) Test Results: Grams = 24.7, Milliliters = 100, Strength = 182.626 times sugar Price per 1 cup Sugar Equivalence = $0.79” To create an equivalent strength with Ό ounce of powder, I would mix your Ό ounce of Sucralose powder in 5.5 teaspoons water: .25oz = 7.09 grams (28.35g per ounce / 4) A 26%w/v (weight/volume) Liquid Sucralose concentration (Sweetzfree equivalent concentration) requires 26g Sucralose powder mixed in 100 ml water. Using a ratio: 26g is to 100ml water as 7.09g is to Xml water; cross multiplying we get X = 7.09*100/26; X = 27.27ml water Using the Online Volume Conversion site: 27.27 milliter = 5.5 Teaspoon[US] Therefore 5.5 teaspoons water mixed with .25oz Sucralose powder will yield a concentration of 26% w/v Liquid Sucralose at a strength of 192 times sugar where 1/4t = 1c sugar equivalence. Hope this helps…locarbman ;) PS: Thanks ravenrose and judytab... ;) 
Holy crap Batman!
Locarbman that was ridiculously beautiful!!! Like beautiful mind beautiful!!! I wish I could do stuff like that!!!! Cudos sir! 
OK, thanks, here's what I did:
I wanted to try both methods, so first I took 1/16 tsp from my 1/4 ounce container, added it to one cup of granulated erythritol, spun it in the food processor, and poured it into a jar. I then poured the rest of the 1/4 ounce into a teaspoon measure, and confirmed that there was about 1.3 teaspoons of the stuff. I added that to five teaspoons of water that I'd boiled in the microwave. I'll test this with my bioassay. :) That is, I'll have my wife add the usual one drop of the resulting solution to her cup of coffee, and let me know if it is the correct sweetness.  Price Comparison: Assuming 76 drops per teaspoon, my 5 tsp solution yields the equivalent of 380 tsp of sugar (76*5), or 7.9 cups of sugar equivalence. Since I paid $7.95 for it, Price per 1 cup Sugar Equivalence = $1.01 OR, assuming that my solution is equivalent to the EZSweetz: Online price of 6 tsp (1 oz) of EZSweetz: $12.99 Online price of 6 tsp mixed as above: $8.69 (6/5.5 * 7.95). I had expected bigger savings, so I'm not sure it's worth the extra bother of mixing, etc. 
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Just thought I would add that if you have a scale, you may weigh the number of ounces of Sucralose powder you wish to use, convert to grams and enter the gram weight into the '26%w/v ratio' to determine the amount of water to mix with your sucralose powder...for the easiest to use (1/4t = 1 cup of sugar equivalence) Liquid Sucralose solution... ;) Using a ratio: 26g is to 100ml water as (your gram weight) is to Xml water; cross multiplying we get X = (your gram weight)*100/26; X = (required) ml water. Then convert the milliliters to teaspoon equivalents... ;) Beautiful Mind!...now I've heard everything! LOL!!! 
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You might take a look at my Refractometer Test #8. The cheapest online source I have found for Sucralose powder is $38 per 2 ounces. A Sweetzfree equivalent concentration can be created by mixing a 2 ounce (pre measured) packet of Quick Sweet Sucralose powder in 1 cup less 4 teaspoons of water for a price per cup of sugar equivalence at ~$0.20...much better than most commercial products... The only cheaper product I have found is Neotame powder which calculates to ~$0.02 per cup of sugar equivalence. Discussed in my Sucralose Refractometer Testing reference above...(at the bottom) as Sucralose alternative Neotame... ;) 
Locarbman you're a real sweetie, but you make my head hurt!!
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BTW, Al, your 5 teaspoon solution should have ~20 cups of sugar equivalence (5 teaspoons solution at Ό teaspoon equals 1 cup of sugar equivalence (5*4) ) for a ‘Price for 1 cup of sugar equivalence’ of ~ $0.40 ($7.49 / 20). I find drops are not a sufficiently accurate physical volume measure to use in calculating strength...just FYI PS: What was the verdict of your "bioassay"? ;) 
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Lowcarbman you're the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for all of your calculations. It helps us all immensely. 
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The main reason for the headswimming complexity the mixed weight/volume/English/Metric/teaspooons/tablespoons/cups systems we are using. If I weren't feeling lazy, I'd create something like this: Amount of Sucralose: x tsp or y grams or z ounces or a milliliters Amount of Water n tsp or o tbs or p milliliters or q milligrams 
Hi Al,
Glad to hear your solution is working well! Good idea! This may help those without a scale. A little rounding up or down for the teaspoon's of water required shouldn't have too much effect on the solution strength, although some may wish to rely upon conversion to drops... ;) Mixing Liquid Sucralose (26%w/v Solutions): ….Teaspoons …… = Grams……..Requires…….Requires........Cups ….Sucralose……..Sucralose….….Milliliters…...Teaspoo ns......Sugar …..Powder…….….Powder…..……Water……….Water.........Equivalence ….(13.7t/oz)….....(28.35g/oz)………………………………. ……..1/4t...…..….…0.5g…….……….1.9ml…………0.4t............... 1.6 ……..1/3t...…..…….0.7g...…………...2.7ml…………0.6t............ ....2.4 ……..1/2t……..……..1g……………...3.8ml…………0.8t................3 .2 ……..2/3t……..…….1.4g..…………...5.4ml…………1.1t............... ..4.4 ……..3/4t……..…….1.6g..…………...6.2ml…………1.3t............... ..5.2 ………1t.……..…….2.1g...…………...8.1ml...………1.6t........ .........6.4 ………2t.……..…….4.1g...…………..15.8ml..………3.2t......... .......12.8 ………3t.……..…….6.2g...…………..23.8ml..………4.8t......... .......19.2 …...Ounces. …….= Grams….…..Requires.…….Requires........Cups ….Sucralose…….Sucralose….....Milliliters.…...Teasp oons......Sugar …...Powder………Powder…….…Water….…….Water.........Equivalence ………………….(28.35g/oz)……………………………. …….1/4oz…………..7.1g...……..….27.31…..……….5.5t............ ....42.8 …….1/3oz…………..9.5g...……..….36.54…..……….7.4t............ ....57.1 …….1/2oz…………14.2g...……..….54.62…..………11.1t............. ..85.6 …….2/3oz…………18.9g...……..….72.69…..………14.8t............. ..114.2 …….3/4oz…………21.3g...……..….81.92…..………16.6t............. .128.4 ……..1oz………..…28.4g..……..…109.23…..………22.2t........ .......171.3 ……..2oz………..…56.7g..……..…218.08…..………44.2t........ .......342.5 ……..3oz………..…85.1g..……..…327.31…..………66.4t........ .......513.8 Dedicated to Judy and Esther! ;) 
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Actual Cups of Sugar Equivalence for Teaspoon Values: .Teaspoons = Grams ..Requires .Requires........Cups .Sucralose ..Sucralose . .Milliliters ...Teaspoo ns......Sugar ..Powder . .Powder .. Water .Water.........Equivalence .(13.7t/oz) .....(28.35g/oz) . ..1/4t... .. . 0.5g . .1.9ml 0.4t............... 3.13 ..1/3t... .. .0.7g... ...2.7ml 0.6t............ ....4.17 ..1/2t .. ..1g ...3.8ml 0.8t................6 .25 ..2/3t .. .1.4g.. ...5.4ml 1.1t............... .8.33 ..3/4t .. .1.6g.. ...6.2ml 1.3t............... ..9.39 1t. .. .2.1g... ...8.1ml... 1.6t........ .......12.5 2t. .. .4.1g... ..15.8ml.. 3.2t......... ......25.0 3t. .. .6.2g... ..23.8ml.. 4.8t......... .......37.5 
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