Popcorn seeds (kernels) refuse to pop? Do you have a large number of unpopped "old maids" left at the bottom of your popper? The problem lies in the amount of water in your popcorn. Dried out popcorn will not pop because the water inside the seed expands as you heat the kernels in a popper. When the water inside the popcorn seed expands enough, the kernel pops, but without this water, you get "old maids." Revive those unpopped popcorn seeds by soaking them in water before re-popping them. Never waste another kernel again. Use this soaking technique with fresh popcorn to ensure your popcorn seeds pop completely the first time.
Place the popcorn seeds into the resealable container.
Add 1 tbsp. of water into the container and seal.
Shake the container to evenly distribute the water throughout the kernels.
Let the container sit overnight for up to three days to allow the seeds to absorb the water. Pop using any method desired.
Alternatively, cover the popcorn kernels with water in the jar and let it sit overnight. Drain off the water and pop using your preferred method.