I have seen many people having problem with dry clumps of brown sugar, while I am having a problem of wet clumps of brown sugar. The sugar is in very moist clumps. Is there a way to dry it out to make it easy to work with as other dry minerals?

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    You could try spreading it out on a cookie sheet for a few hours if you're in a low humidity situation. It's winter where I'm at and our forced air heat tends to dry the air. Jan 17, 2016 at 13:49
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    "... other dry minerals"? You could use the cookie sheet method of Jason Whipple's and use a low temperature oven (120 - 150F) if you are in a high-humidity location.
    – IconDaemon
    Jan 17, 2016 at 17:58
  • How are you storing it, and what is the average humidity there? It would be helpful to understand where the moisture is coming from.
    – user3169
    Jan 18, 2016 at 4:21
  • In a plastic jar. 45% humidity according to Yahoo. @user3169
    – Bar Akiva
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:04
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    But flexible plastic sheet packaging, right? Like this? And the sugar is dry when you buy it, right?
    – user3169
    Jan 18, 2016 at 21:24

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You could always recycle those food grade desiccants and put them in your brown sugar container. In Japan, they use bincho charcoal in anything that needs to have a certain level of moisture. Apparently the bincho charcoal is able to regulate moisture content, release stored moisture when too dry, and absorb it when it's too wet.

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