Weedwhacker said: ... How much garlic did you actually put in the jar at one time? Like, just covering the bottom, 1/4 full, ?? ...
I've done only one or two big cloves at a time. I would guess that they have to be free to bounce from top to bottom without cushioning each others' fall. I might TRY barely covering the bottom, but I would guess that provides too much cushioning.
>> LOL, might be easier to just tediously peel the cloves
Awww, if we all felt that way, no one would ever do any Rube Goldberg schemes at all!
Sometimes it only takes me a few HARD shakes, other times it takes me a while to get into the rhythm.
the peels pop off when they hit the bottom of the jar extra-hard. I try to start the downstroke fast, so the cloves rise to the top and then are THROWN down fast. Then I try to snap the bottom of the downstroke back up, as if the glass jar had bounced off a hard surface. That way the jar is rising to hit the falling cloves as fast as possible. If I were coordinated, it might
take only 1-2 strokes. But I'll never know, not being coordinated in this lifetime.
Hmm. The paint-shaking gadget at Home Depot. Hmmm ...