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   Old Thread  #136 13 Mar 2012 at 2.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the blood powder is too soluble to count the aminos anyway (will disipate by the time the carp ingest the bait)

I'm not making the mix smurf, just stating what I would have done
Thanks for your opinion though

I have made your bait before and it caught very well, I'm on my own venture now though!
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   Old Thread  #135 13 Mar 2012 at 1.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough, I see what you are saying. If it was me and hitting 1 kilo mattered I would knock .5% off the cede and add 2.5% Brewers Yeast which I would have thought would further enhance the mix by adding more soluble attraction. Smurf, your views?
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   Old Thread  #134 13 Mar 2012 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Honestly I wouldn't worry about the 'missing' 2.5%.

If it was me, and for the batch size I make these days, I would convert the % to grams by multiplying it by 30 e.g.

BM1 (basic HNV mix)
30% LT94 fishmeal = 600 grams
15% Maize Protein Meal 60% (supergold 60) = 300 grams
13% Egg based bird food like CeDe = 260 grams
10% Semolina = 200 grams
10% Soya flour (heat treated) = 200 grams
8.5% pre-digested fishmeal = 170 grams
8.5% Calf or lambs milk powder such as Vitamelo = 170 grams
2.5% Selenavite E = 50 grams

That could give me enough to make a 10 eggs mix plus a coupe of different hookbaits mixes (cork balls, extra flavour etc) and some paste
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   Old Thread  #133 13 Mar 2012 at 1.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seeing as Ken says it's already a perfect mix, I don't really want to add anything to it though, just juggle what's already there.
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   Old Thread  #132 13 Mar 2012 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
As to the missing 2.5%....a good natural additive or two will help give out a little more attraction

@ Chuffy, think he already did!
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   Old Thread  #131 13 Mar 2012 at 12.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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While your there Smurf, getting back to my original query.....

So, if I use Selenevite at 2.5%, which of the other ingredients would you increase to make up the missing 2.5%?
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   Old Thread  #130 13 Mar 2012 at 12.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some blood powders are not very digestable so don't count on it for any amino acid content, having said that the mix is good enough anyway

Try wheat germ if you want but it can make a soft bait even softer (althoug the blood powder should help with that) so don't buy a sack load without making a test mix

Betaine
Salt fishmeals are already quite salty
Chilli again though try a test mix or two, impossible to recomend levels as different suppliers provide different chilli products.
Salmon oil keep levels sensible 20-30ml per Kg of base mix should be plenty

Amongst its properties salt is a palatant Don't think you will need any more but you could change some of your salt from above for MSG (which is also a salt, just a different type).

Has that helped or just added to the confusion
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   Old Thread  #129 13 Mar 2012 at 0.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sounds good too, whatever your favourite options are. I like GLM too but it costs more than Belachan
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   Old Thread  #128 12 Mar 2012 at 7.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
that will be the base mix of the coming year, will let you know how i get on!!!
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   Old Thread  #127 12 Mar 2012 at 1.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How about 50/50 shellfish Concentrate and mussel extract
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   Old Thread  #126 12 Mar 2012 at 11.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Belachan and/or L030. Go natural, although having said that Monster Crab and Shellfish at low levels takes some beating in a fishmeal. Sorry to contradict myself but those two together have caught me the Lions share of my fish (with a good base mix of course)
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   Old Thread  #125 12 Mar 2012 at 11.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Not sure if you will agree with this smurf but here is what I would do-

Use selenavite at 2%- this frees up 3% so I would add blood powder at 2% (should sort the flaa profile out a little????)
I would then add 1.5% wheat germ for digestion (ok so it is 0.5% over)

As an attractor pack I would add-

0.5% betaine
1% salt (has a good effect on aminos)
4% chilli powder

As a result I would do away with a flavour and add some salmon oil

Maybe add a palatant in too

I can not see these extras hindering the effectiveness but maybe smurf or ken can put me straight
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   Old Thread  #124 12 Mar 2012 at 11.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Flavours are a personal thing. If it was me then I would look at natural attraction, I am a big fan of L030 in both liquid and powder form
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   Old Thread  #123 12 Mar 2012 at 10.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In that case, do you need a flavour?
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   Old Thread  #122 12 Mar 2012 at 10.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What flavours would you use with the bm1 from smurf I'm gonna be using it on a 400 acre pit which get heavily weeded in the summer so would think there is plenty of naturals
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