Search:

Type: Posts; User: tbear

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,320

    We're having a problem with getting the doors...

    We're having a problem with getting the doors initial outward movement started, after that its just gravity. Thanks, ted
  2. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,320

    We're adding sight glasses to our feeder tank...

    We're adding sight glasses to our feeder tank (that feeds sap to the evaporator) and to our pan. We have purchased a150 gallon tank for sap storage that will feed our feeder tank and wil...
  3. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,806

    I was doing the previous from my phone, my...

    I was doing the previous from my phone, my apologies. Anyway, 2x4 frame, cement board on the bottom (i don't recall why) lay out the brick, fill the gaps with polymuric sand (from Lowes), water it...
  4. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,806

    2013920139 This worked out pretty good, was...

    2013920139

    This worked out pretty good, was easy and looks kind of cool.2014020141
  5. Thread: Plumbing a tank

    by tbear
    Replies
    3
    Views
    653

    Plumbing a tank

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm going to plumb in a 150 gallon poly tank, outside the shack. I want to move sap from the 150 gallon tank to a 15 gallon tank that feeds the evaporator. Should I use copper, pvc,...
  6. Thread: Tapping 2019

    by tbear
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,900

    Hey upmep! I couldn't remember if it was time or...

    Hey upmep! I couldn't remember if it was time or health that kept you out last year so I said a quick "hope all's well with him" this year. Glad you were able to make steam. Ted
  7. Thread: Tapping 2019

    by tbear
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,900

    We collected 40 gallons (3.2% according to our...

    We collected 40 gallons (3.2% according to our refractometer) we're going to boil today. We're going to boil until we hit buddy syrup, both to experiance that and to see if we can cook it into sugar...
  8. Replies
    17
    Views
    941

    I think all you can do is reheat that syrup to...

    I think all you can do is reheat that syrup to 185° - 190°, and re-jar it. Sorry, Ted
  9. Thread: Truck tanks

    by tbear
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,104

    I think our 65 gallon tank holds 65 gallons when...

    I think our 65 gallon tank holds 65 gallons when full. I think the other markings, 10, 20, 30, 40,50 is rather subjective. Ten gallons in the middle of the ten mark? The bottom of the ten mark? ...
  10. Hey fuz, how do you filter your walnut syrup? I...

    Hey fuz, how do you filter your walnut syrup? I hear it's problematic. We have severe acres of row planted walnut trees of tappable size but ive heard unfortunate things about filtering the walnut...
  11. Thread: Tapping 2019

    by tbear
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,900

    Hunter and I finished off 6 gallons of amber...

    Hunter and I finished off 6 gallons of amber today. We've put 11.5 gallons in bottles soo far, planning to go until it's done. Ted
  12. Thread: Tapping 2019

    by tbear
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,900

    The weather is a mess but we tapped yesterday. ...

    The weather is a mess but we tapped yesterday. Nothing so far. Ted
  13. Thread: Syrup Swap

    by tbear
    Replies
    4
    Views
    660

    I'd be up for it.

    I'd be up for it.
  14. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,787

    My apologies, i was responding to the last post...

    My apologies, i was responding to the last post on the first page. Not sure how i missed an entire page but there it is. Ted
  15. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,787

    Not sure about your blower so maybe should keep...

    Not sure about your blower so maybe should keep quiet but, nah! The blower that came with my corsair arch is bolted directly to the back of the fire box below the grate. My thought is that it...
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    509

    I'm not sure you'd absolutly HAVE to, but I...

    I'm not sure you'd absolutly HAVE to, but I would. With the fumes and stuff. Besides, fill the pans with water and see what kind of boil you get. Just my thoughts, Ted
  17. Replies
    3
    Views
    639

    Hi Millvilltapper1! I've been using our maple...

    Hi Millvilltapper1! I've been using our maple sugar in the cure! Home cured/smoked bacon cut 1/4" to 3/8" thick, fried low and slow! Can't be beat! We call it "steakon". We're ready to go as...
  18. Thread: When to tap

    by tbear
    Replies
    7
    Views
    991

    Poll: We "usually" tap sometime in the first week of...

    We "usually" tap sometime in the first week of March. We've been tapping earlier and earlier the last few years with a tap date of 2/14/18 this past season. "Usually" has gone the way of the Doodoo...
  19. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,500

    mol1jb, will your label inform customers...

    mol1jb, will your label inform customers regarding the use of sunflower oil, for those with allergies? Ted
  20. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,666

    I use a deep (stock pot?) that has a heavy...

    I use a deep (stock pot?) that has a heavy bottom, rub a bit of butter around the rim and heat one quart of syrup without stirring to 260°F, then in the upright mixer it goes and set on stir (lowest...
  21. Thread: Ready for 2018

    by tbear
    Replies
    38
    Views
    6,801

    Thanks IowaSap! Lots of things to get used to...

    Thanks IowaSap! Lots of things to get used to this season but we sure did have fun doing it! Our season is over, taps are pulled, everything is cleaned and sanitized with the exception of the pan...
  22. Thread: Ready for 2018

    by tbear
    Replies
    38
    Views
    6,801

    18227 1822718228

    18227
    1822718228
  23. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,500

    Thank Dave. "No allergic reactions have deen...

    Thank Dave. "No allergic reactions have deen associated with it", this is the kind of info I've been GOOGLING my head off trying to find. Can you direct me to a site where I might be able to read...
  24. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,500

    For the love of everything good, please stop! ...

    For the love of everything good, please stop! The question was pretty straight forward. While there has been a few good points brought up ie. how much defoamer is actually in the syrup we bottle up...
  25. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,500

    For me it's not about healthy or not, organic or...

    For me it's not about healthy or not, organic or not, personally I lost interest in the organic craze almost as soon as it started but that's a different topic still. I just don't want to mislead...
Results 1 to 25 of 350
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4