|Thread||begins at 230°||Makes a 2" thread when dropped from a spoon.|
|Soft Ball||begins at 234°||A small amount dropped into chilled water forms a ball, but flattens when picked up.|
|Firm Ball||begins at 244°||The ball will hold its shape and flatten only when pressed.|
|Hard Ball||begins at 250°||The ball is more rigid, but still pliable.|
|Soft Crack||begins at 270°||A small amount dropped into chilled water separates into threads that bend when picked up.|
|Hard Crack||begins at 300°||Separates into threads that harden and are brittle.|
|Caramelized Sugar||310° to 338°||Between these temperatures, it will turn dark golden, but will turn black at 350°.|
All temperatures in Fahrenheit.