so trying to do some higher math... I want a poured sugar cylinder, about 2 1/4" diameter, 17-19" high. If I plan for the 19" (the length of the silpat I was planning on rolling into a tube for a mold) this gives me a vol of approx 302 cubic inches. When I do the conversion this would require 21C of liquid to fill? Does that sound right? So, if I need 21C of boiling hot sugar to pour, besides having my head examined & going out to get new medical insurance, my basic recipe calls for 1c corn syrup, 1c water & 2c sugar. How far does this boil down? Do I plan on about the 2c that I put in as solid sugar or do I get about 2 1/2 ?? Anyone have any ideas? Also anyone know where I can get bulk rootbeer flavor, the little tiny bottle I have apparently isn't going to go as far as I need. Wish I had a fancy cooking store close by.