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    You need to be careful using a shopvac. If you...

    You need to be careful using a shopvac. If you don't allow some air to go through the vac you'll burn up the motor. Ask me how I know, lol. Anyway, the HF vacuum pumps are pretty inexpensive.

    Sent...
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    I'm going to try and attend. I'm recovering from...

    I'm going to try and attend. I'm recovering from a broken leg, 4 weeks in, so it's a bit iffy at this point.
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    If you had 2 inches of syrup in the pan, I'm...

    If you had 2 inches of syrup in the pan, I'm thinking you're probably just fine.
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    I've had the same problem with my bags and...

    I've had the same problem with my bags and squirrels. I'm contemplating going with 3/16 drop into a bucket next year. I have a thread going over in the Tubing section asking if there are other...
  5. So I'm guessing the niter content from both was...

    So I'm guessing the niter content from both was similar. And by keeping his sweet cool between boils he was able to minimize bacteria growth. I think both of these contribute more to color than any...
  6. Yes, that makes sense in regards to tapping...

    Yes, that makes sense in regards to tapping higher = lose head pressure

    Any comment in regards to increasing the season through reducing exposure of the taphole to air? Using 3/16 tubing, I should...
  7. Creating vacuum on individual drop lines into bucket

    I've only used "hung" buckets and bags in the past, but next year I would like to try something different. I can't use a tubing system due to my trees being in a public area. I want to use tubing...
  8. jdircksen, I'm in the same situation as you....

    jdircksen,
    I'm in the same situation as you. Lots of trees in the neighborhood, but there are lots of yards with only 2 or 3 trees. Yards with 5 or more trees, it's easy to work out an agreement...
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    I use a food grade silicon stopper from...

    I use a food grade silicon stopper from https://www.widgetco.com
    I made a handle for it, and use it block the hole between sap and syrup pan
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    I have a Smoky Lake 2x5 hybrid pan. There are a...

    I have a Smoky Lake 2x5 hybrid pan. There are a couple factors I've found that affect the ability to do regular draw offs of syrup. I think the smaller the pan and fewer partitions aggravate the...
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    Msboucha, Very little DE, at least I think...

    Msboucha,
    Very little DE, at least I think compared to filter presses. Start with 0.25 per gallon, and go from there. Also, make sure you mix the DE well with the syrup before going into the filter.
  12. Looks like it has great potential to really boil!...

    Looks like it has great potential to really boil! Let us know how it goes...
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    Nick, I've used DE with cone filters, and it...

    Nick,
    I've used DE with cone filters, and it definitely helps especially for really fine sand and extra heavy sand.
  14. I have the output of my bilge pump connected to a...

    I have the output of my bilge pump connected to a length of pvc pipe; the hose is then attached to the other end. This makes it easy to drop into a barrel and down to the bottom.
  15. I think you'll burn up your shop vac also. I...

    I think you'll burn up your shop vac also.

    I have the same setup as you, and use a bilge pump (never used in a bilge) to pump from barrel to tote. I realize it's not food grade, but never had any...
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    Matt, I also ordered your book, The Maple King,...

    Matt,
    I also ordered your book, The Maple King, and have started reading it. Fascinating history. Sounds like you had an interesting time researching the history behind the Cary maple empire.
    ...
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    I can't speak specifically to the CDL press, but...

    I can't speak specifically to the CDL press, but I can throw out my experience with my homemade vacuum press.

    I started out using regular orlon filter pads, and they work okay but will clog as...
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    What a great find. I just spent several hours...

    What a great find. I just spent several hours browsing through the posts on that site.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    Okay, so I received my filter press papers and...

    Okay, so I received my filter press papers and tried them this weekend. After cutting them into circles to fit in the bottom of the bucket, I wet them so they would conform to the taper on the bottom...
  20. I don't think there's any disadvantage in having...

    I don't think there's any disadvantage in having the opening low in the pan, but obviously you don't want it too high. The bottom of the inlet on my Smoky Lake pan is maybe 1/2" from the bottom of...
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    If it includes the doors, the top rail and the...

    If it includes the doors, the top rail and the grates then it's not that bad of price. Otherwise, it won't buff out ;-)
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    I just ordered some filter press papers to try....

    I just ordered some filter press papers to try. Once I try it, I'll post back!
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    I just drilled a bunch of holes :-) Another...

    I just drilled a bunch of holes :-)

    Another thing regarding this particular bucket I used. The bottom has an angle that transitions to the side of the bucket, and I deliberately didn't drill this...
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    Thanks... Here's the bucket from Amazon:...

    Thanks...

    Here's the bucket from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033PR796/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The clamps are unnecessary for the bucket. I put them on...
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    Coffee urn, bucket vacuum filter

    Here's my vacuum filter made from a coffee urn and a 13 quart stainless bucket I bought off Amazon. The bucket is tapered and provides a tight seal with the urn. I use a prefilter to further seal...
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