Stir Crazy & Flavacol, Flavacol clumps up in oil
Please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have a 6 qt Stir Crazy popcorn popper that I love in general. I just recently discovered the secret ingredient of Flavacol to try to match movie theater popcorn, but I can't get it right.
The issue is that the Flavacol doesn't seem to adhere to the popcorn. I get a tiny bit of flavor on the popcorn but not much. When it's done popping, the Flavacol seems to be all clumped up in the oil and sticking to the heating surface. Not "stuck" as in can't clean it up, it wipes up easily, I just mean it basically forms a paste with the oil that clings to the heating surface.
Or is that normal? Do you usually end up with a good amount of Flavacol left in the bottom of the popper, whatever kind of popper one uses?
I've tried both adding the oil, popcorn, and Flavacol all at once. I've tried putting the oil in and letting it heat up using the 3 kernel rule, and adding the popcorn and Flavacol after that. I've tried different amounts of Flavacol from about half a teaspoon up to a heaping tablespoon. The more I use, the more I just end up with left on the bottom.
Any other recommendations on what to try? Right now, the Flavacol isn't really enhancing the flavor of the popcorn any.