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    Thanks for the help guys, I do have a valve to...

    Thanks for the help guys, I do have a valve to restrict the concentrate so it must be something else. I'll be opening up the Procon to see if there is a bad seal. What size motor do you all run your...
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    Homemade RO help

    Hey guys, I need a little help with my homemade RO. I have a Flotec 1HP pump feeding a Procon, rated for 330 gallons/hr., then a 4x40 Dow Filmtec XLE-4040. My problem is the membrane is rated to run...
  3. Thread: member titles

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    member titles

    I'm fairly new to actively posting here although I've gotten great info from this forum for years. Can anyone tell me what the titles under each user name are (fire wood chopper, maple enthusiast...)...
  4. Thread: Syrup depth

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    My pan came with a sight glass half way down the...

    My pan came with a sight glass half way down the pan but I find that with a good boil it fluctuates too much to get good readings. I have marks in the pan for where my highest desired point is and...
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    Controlling the air from under is probably your...

    Controlling the air from under is probably your best bet so you get the air coming in those bottom 3" under the flame and it drafts up. Not having enough air flow can slow up your boil too so be...
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    I agree with Maple Flats, its worth having the...

    I agree with Maple Flats, its worth having the bypass in case an emergency happens. Its probably not best to trust everything on a computer board in a damp location. I made a mount for mine out of...
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    I started out with pretty much the same setup...

    I started out with pretty much the same setup with a 3x4 flat pan on bricks and was able to get between 20 and 30 gallons an hour depending on the wood we were burning. I think it would help if there...
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    We get sap from a few guys and boil it on our...

    We get sap from a few guys and boil it on our evaporator. In the past we did a 50/50 split but will be changing this year to keep 60%. Our system is that we get their sap and give them back their cut...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    RO Membrane Direction

    I'm new to ROs and I have a unit that takes a 4x40 membrane. I got a Dow XLE-4040 membrane and it has a gasket/O-ring on one end but not the other. Could someone tell me which way that o-ring is...
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    That’s awesome, what size RO do you have? ...

    That’s awesome, what size RO do you have?


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  12. Thread: sour sap

    by plabarr
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    sour sap

    We had about 200 gallons of sap start to turn sour today in the heat, is it ok to boil it still? Will the syrup turn out with an off flavor or just darker?
  13. Usually the sap turns milky when it is turning....

    Usually the sap turns milky when it is turning. Whenever it gets cloudy you are done.


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  14. Thread: Pan Production

    by plabarr
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    Pan Production

    I bought a large used evaporator two years ago but didn't have enough sap to make it worth using both the front and back pans. I used the front pan alone with a different firebox setup but now I'm...
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