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    Why wait? I guess it depends on the size of your...

    Why wait? I guess it depends on the size of your evaporator and how much time you have. If I had a 2x4 I would do the same but mine is a 3x10. I used vinegar once. It took 12 gallons in the rear pan...
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    I also wait about 8 to 10 weeks. About when the...

    I also wait about 8 to 10 weeks. About when the smell has gone away it has stopped working, then I bring the pans outside and pressure wash.
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    How long is each line, how many taps and how much...

    How long is each line, how many taps and how much elevation gain is there? I don't think pumping uphill through 3/16 lines will work very well. A lot of friction loss in that small of a tube. I think...
  4. I have never done it myself but I believe...

    I have never done it myself but I believe producers who do use corks also seal the tops with wax.
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    Check the arch. Make sure it is dead on level...

    Check the arch. Make sure it is dead on level side to side and front to back.
  6. Thread: Flow Meters

    by bill m
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    Either one ( flow meter or water meter ) will...

    Either one ( flow meter or water meter ) will work just as good. 1 gallon is 231 cu. in. and 1 cu. ft. is 7.48 gallons.
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    Excellent post GeneralStark! I agree that syrup...

    Excellent post GeneralStark! I agree that syrup from one producer to the next can taste different but I don't believe anyone, with any degree of accuracy, can tell what production method was used to...
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    did you change the prefilter?

    did you change the prefilter?
  9. Thread: Truck tanks

    by bill m
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    How accurate ( or un-accurate) do you think they...

    How accurate ( or un-accurate) do you think they are? This past weekend I hauled back a total of 900 gallons in 2 trips. With a sugar content of 2.1 I should have made 22 gallons of syrup. I made 23...
  10. Thread: Trail Cameras

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    Dr. Tim Where did you get the gauge on that tank?

    Dr. Tim
    Where did you get the gauge on that tank?
  11. Some people do it that way. For me, any syrup I...

    Some people do it that way. For me, any syrup I package no matter what container it comes out of gets filtered before going into my canning unit.
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    Have you had the refrigeration unit checked? That...

    Have you had the refrigeration unit checked? That will tell you if it is going to work or not.
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    Why are you laying them down? Those lids, seals,...

    Why are you laying them down? Those lids, seals, and clamp rings are not really meant to be reusable. Yes, they will probably work for a while but no guarantee.
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    Does your town require you to have a DBA? We do...

    Does your town require you to have a DBA? We do not have one and have been producing and selling syrup for 40 years. Never had a problem.
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    I use city water for mine and have never had a...

    I use city water for mine and have never had a problem. I check it with test strips and it shows under .5 so I use it. New research is showing that chlorine may not be as bad as thought, depending on...
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    I believe nutritional labeling is required. Are...

    I believe nutritional labeling is required. Are you using Mass association jugs? They already have that information on them.
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    A proper roof jack with a storm collar is the...

    A proper roof jack with a storm collar is the only way to go. Rain coming in will eventually rust out the arch. You will then need to replace or re-tin the arch and reinsulate or re-brick
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    Last year we finished tapping about Feb. 22 ,made...

    Last year we finished tapping about Feb. 22 ,made our first syrup on the 24th and made over 1/3 of a gallon per tap without vacuum. I'm going to wait another week and watch the weather. Not to...
  19. Thread: Tiger flex hose

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    Tigerflex BW (blue water) series is not food...

    Tigerflex BW (blue water) series is not food grade. WT and FT series are both food grade. Check out JM Ellsworth Co. They have a large selection of FDA approved hose, tubing and fittings.
  20. Thread: PEX Preheater

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    As others have said PEX is not a good option for...

    As others have said PEX is not a good option for a preheater. As for radiant heating using condensate from the evaporator, that is not a good option either. Water temp for radiant heating needs to be...
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    I also have an H2O - 600 gph machine and have had...

    I also have an H2O - 600 gph machine and have had great luck with their membranes. Mine is about 6 years old and still flows 600 gph. I was at the CDL store in Rutland Vt. a few years ago and they...
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    Yes, you can get it all off and it is not to...

    Yes, you can get it all off and it is not to difficult. This is what I do and have had great luck with it.
    I start with about 2 inches of water in my front pan and get it to a full boil. Then I...
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    My RO room is 6 1/2W x 13L x 7H. The first full...

    My RO room is 6 1/2W x 13L x 7H. The first full winter I heated it just by leaving the lights on ( two 4 ft. fluorescent fixtures ). I also tried a small oil filled electric room heater a couple...
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    We are planning to drive out Friday afternoon and attend the conference Saturday.
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    I also have one from the Maple Guys but I don't...

    I also have one from the Maple Guys but I don't use it any more. Works great for the quart size and smaller but gallons and half gallons it can be a pain. You have to keep your foot on the switch so...
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