Hi all, I’m planning to make my own boiles in the near future, after buying the base mix,then the additive,etc etc, I’m wondering could you give me a basic guidline on how much bait I would get from a 1kg basemix?
Most of the commercial base mixes come in 500 gram bags. Depending on the density of the base mix, will determine if a 4, 5 or even 6 egg mix is required. 5 medium sized eggs weigh around 350 to 400 grams, add some liquid additives to your mix and the total weight should be around 1 kilo, give or take 50 grams.
Your 1 kilo mix should make you 2 kilo’s of boilies. Following boiling of the baits, which ranges from 1 minute to 3 minutes, the boilies need to be air dried. If you want a boilie that still maintains a softer inner, either reduce the boiling time or reduce the drying time.
I personally like to totally dry my baits, which obviously reduces the overall weight of your finished product. For example 10 kilo’s of fresh boilies when fully air dried will be reduced to anything between 7 and 8 kilo’s. Hope this has helped
Regards, Paul Cooper