Stages in Sugar Cooking

Sirup stage.............................................

220 - 230

Thread stage ............................................

230 - 234

Soft ball stage............................................

234 - 240

Medium ball stage ............................................

240 - 244

Stiff ball stage............................................

244 - 250

Hard ball stage ............................................

250 - 264

Light crack stage ............................................

264 - 272

Medium crack stage .......................................

272 - 290

Hard crack stage............................................

290 - 320

Caramel stage ............................................

320 - 360