In a wide pot, add 2 cups of water
Sprinkle acacia gum across the top and gently mix in. Try not to stir it too much because acacia fiber tends to foam
Allow acacia gum to sit in the water for about 3-4 minutes to fully absorb the water
Gently sprinkle the beef gelatin across the top of the water stopping every 1-2 tablespoons and gently mix. Continue until all beef gelatin has been added. If there are lumps of gelatin, try to smash them up against the side or on the bottom to break them up. Again, do not whisk or stir too hard because it will cause air bubbles.
Allow gelatin to sit in water for about 5-10 minutes to fully bloom. If done correctly, you should have a thick gelatinous mixture.
After 5-10 minutes turn stove to medium and melt gelatin. As it melts, gently stir, trying to avoid air bubbles. DO NOT BRING TO A BOIL.
Once the gelatin is melted, add electrolytes, and any optional ingredients like sweetener, food coloring, citric acid and potassium sorbate, along with any additional flavorings you may be using.
Gently mix in all ingredients and simmer for a couple minutes. trying to avoid air bubbles
Scrape down sides and mix in any gelatin that was on side of pot.
Spoon off any air bubbles and transfer to a pouring container and fill gummy molds
Place in fridge and allow to set for at least one hour. You can speed up the process by placing in freezer for about 15 minutes, but do not allow it to freeze. You will know its ready if the gummies easily pop out. If you try to take them out and there is any gummy residue in the bottom of mold, allow to set longer
Once you remove the gummies from the mold, stand them up on a parchment lined pan and place in fridge for 12-48 hours. The longer they sit, the harder they will become
Store in an airtight container