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    I also use the hollow core rope and have no...

    I also use the hollow core rope and have no problems with it.
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    With the price being the same, I would use 3/4...

    With the price being the same, I would use 3/4 from there to the end. 3/16 does decrease in performance over time and has to be replaced, the 3/4 should be good for a longer time. This will save when...
  3. I used 304 SS on mine and ended up burning it up...

    I used 304 SS on mine and ended up burning it up after a couple seasons.
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    One thing to watch would be increasing the...

    One thing to watch would be increasing the temperature of your sap. The temperature of compressed air is usually increased going through the air compressor. This could be why it darkens the syrup.
  5. I would guess silver or Freeman (Autumn Blaze...

    I would guess silver or Freeman (Autumn Blaze here). The silver leaves turn yellow and the Autumn Blaze turn bright red.
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    I would go with 1/2 or 3/4 for the run down....

    I would go with 1/2 or 3/4 for the run down. Combining the three 3/16 lines into a 5/16 would create a restriction.
  7. I have the 2x6 SL drop flue pan set on a homemade...

    I have the 2x6 SL drop flue pan set on a homemade arch and averaging in the mid 50's with startup and shutdown is not hard to get. I have personally seen over 40 on his 2x4 evaporator but he runs it...
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    I add the 2 teaspoons of Genugel to 3 cups of...

    I add the 2 teaspoons of Genugel to 3 cups of water and use a whisk to blend it. Give it 10 to 15 minutes to dissolve whisking it a little every few minutes. Try a Tablespoon on the next batch and if...
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    It should set up as it cools. You should be able...

    It should set up as it cools. You should be able to see it on your spoon or funnel as you fill your jars. You can reheat and add more genugel. The 2 teaspoons per 1/2 gallons works well for me unless...
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    I use the 2088 on 150 taps and it pulls around 26...

    I use the 2088 on 150 taps and it pulls around 26 inches. It can last at least 2 days on a fully charged deep cycle battery.
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    By replacing the bottom half with 5/16 you will...

    By replacing the bottom half with 5/16 you will reduce your vacuum on your upper half. Will this be less sap than the gain on the lower half? If you are only doing 22-25 taps per line I do not feel...
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    I have an overflow line from my head tank to my...

    I have an overflow line from my head tank to my sap tank.
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    If you only used paper on your last filtering...

    If you only used paper on your last filtering that us where your problem is.
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    You could also purchase distilled water. The...

    You could also purchase distilled water. The should be at least as good as permeate.
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    If aluminum was a good pan choice and less...

    If aluminum was a good pan choice and less expensive than stainless there would be pans already out there and available. I am not aware of any aluminum pans being made for whatever reason so I would...
  16. Thread: Sapsicles

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    It looks like you have your pail on the wrong...

    It looks like you have your pail on the wrong side of the tree for sap (Tree Pee)
  17. If you are going to build an arch I would a...

    If you are going to build an arch I would a conventional style one. There are many plans and pictures here. With that many trees and being able to do it full time I would go with a 2 x 6 and build it...
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    As far as temp for packing, you need to boil off...

    As far as temp for packing, you need to boil off the water used to mix the Genugel in and I pack it when it reaches the same temperature as the syrup was at to start.
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    Just make sure they are clean. Do not go over...

    Just make sure they are clean. Do not go over syrup concentration as the jelly will crystalize just like syrup.
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    I vote option 2, this will get the draw off...

    I vote option 2, this will get the draw off channel over the hottest part of the evaporator. Running the other way you have a larger portion of your last channel sitting on the rail reducing heat...
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    What I do is put a stick in half gallon Mason...

    What I do is put a stick in half gallon Mason jars and let sit for a couple months When I want to bottle I dump it into the bottler and check the flavor. It can get overpowering so I add other syrup...
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    There are poly stock tanks made with food grade...

    There are poly stock tanks made with food grade material, I use 2 of them.
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    Ended up making 35 gallons from that 1200 gallons...

    Ended up making 35 gallons from that 1200 gallons of sap that I concentrated last night.
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    I'm at 91 gallons finished and concentrated 1200...

    I'm at 91 gallons finished and concentrated 1200 gallons down last night and am boiling it now.
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    Your pan may need to be cleaned. As noted builds...

    Your pan may need to be cleaned. As noted builds up it will foam more.
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