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    And you'll want to keep the pump station above...

    And you'll want to keep the pump station above freezing to prevent problems with your electric releaser. Also, the discharge line should pitch down hill without sags to prevent freeze ups.
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    I assume that you have a raw sap tank that you...

    I assume that you have a raw sap tank that you pump from to serve as a reserve. It sounds like in the event of a pump failure, you bypass the failed pump with a backup and hopefully without...
  3. That's a good way to describe sweet. So with a...

    That's a good way to describe sweet.

    So with a filter press, you can use to clean the sweet left in your pan. You save the filtered sweet in a container while you clean your pans. Then on the...
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    You need to ask yourself - what can go wrong and...

    You need to ask yourself - what can go wrong and what am I risking? One scenario is that you power supply cuts out and the pump stops delivering sap to the evaporator. If you add all the...
  5. Sweet is anything in the evaporator. It's name...

    Sweet is anything in the evaporator. It's name is to indicate that it's sweeter than the input sap.
  6. I once had the opinion that unfiltered (or less...

    I once had the opinion that unfiltered (or less filtered) meant more robust maple flavor. That changed when I got my first filter press and realized the huge boost in quality. The filter press is the...
  7. This is an interesting topic. I don't doubt...

    This is an interesting topic.

    I don't doubt that there will be nitre in the syrup. That isn't what I call a nitre problem since syrup should always be filtered which should address any problem,...
  8. You might not have any niter problems with only...

    You might not have any niter problems with only 50 to 100 taps.
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    No defoamer = a messy disaster and potentially...

    No defoamer = a messy disaster and potentially burnt pan.
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    And the mosquitos have quit for the year.

    And the mosquitos have quit for the year.
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    I'm glad you have your priorities straight...

    I'm glad you have your priorities straight because I think that wood fire evaporators make the best syrup.


    Ken
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    For what it's worth - lf I was challenged to...

    For what it's worth -

    lf I was challenged to find additional firewood then I'd be thinking of a different fuel for my evaporator. Besides, there's only so much...
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    I use a flat filter on my canner unit which has a...

    I use a flat filter on my canner unit which has a flat screen for the filter to rest upon. I also have a filter press that does the real work. The filter cloth provides a little extra filtering and...
  14. Thread: Bulk syrup

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    I can't imagine that they'll run out completely. ...

    I can't imagine that they'll run out completely. Perhaps on organic.
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    My 2 cents I assume that grants are only...

    My 2 cents

    I assume that grants are only available for projects involving research, initiating commercial growth of a new market/industry, increased employment in disadvantaged areas (for the...
  16. First, I don't think you'll find a dc pump that...

    First, I don't think you'll find a dc pump that meets your needs.

    In general, I think you might be better off hauling your sap. You'll spend a lot of effort and costs reducing the retained sap in...
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    Rob, Thanks for sharing the article - very...

    Rob,
    Thanks for sharing the article - very funny. I see from their website that they sell gallons for $76.50 (under a special promotion)! I'll bet they don't have many customers in Vermont. It's...
  18. Thread: daddy

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    Are you sure that those bodies weren't shed...

    Are you sure that those bodies weren't shed exoskeletons? I understand that the caterpillar will shed 5 or 6 times before maturing. that's a lot of sheds.
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    I'm not following your concern about quality from...

    I'm not following your concern about quality from recirculating if you have a working bulk tank. It seems that heat introduced into the concentrate to achieve 20 % would be similar no matter how...
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    My joints and muscles beg me not to carry my...

    My joints and muscles beg me not to carry my cordless drill around the woods.
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    Yup PV=nRT. It's amazing how some things stick in...

    Yup PV=nRT. It's amazing how some things stick in your head.

    But I assume these lifters isolate the vacuum on the bush side through the canister valves so that the drop in the bush is negligible...
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    They are the best I've used and I'll bet as fast...

    They are the best I've used and I'll bet as fast as any device. I'd avoid carrying around a cordless drill in the bush.
    Ken
  23. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    I also notice that they are hard on the oaks and...

    I also notice that they are hard on the oaks and birch. So far, the maples seem fine.
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    A lot of people say I'm special. Ha, Ha. My...

    A lot of people say I'm special. Ha, Ha.

    My point, though blunt, was that you are expecting too much from a vendor's storefront website and that a call can go a long ways. I expect they would...
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    Pick up the phone and call. Quicker, easier, and...

    Pick up the phone and call. Quicker, easier, and more effective than complaining. If they aren't helpful in a live conservation then we'd like to hear about it.
    Ken
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