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  1. I would guess color.

    I would guess color.
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    I clip the corners of all my flat filters in one...

    I clip the corners of all my flat filters in one direction. Just remember the direction.
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    Sometimes just adding air under the fire can...

    Sometimes just adding air under the fire can change the boil dramatically.
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    If you stick with that many taps SL has a new...

    If you stick with that many taps SL has a new rig, I think it is called the Starcat, half pint is good option. If you plan on more taps some day a 2x4 may be better, like a hybrid pan or a high...
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    That's is what I do with a hybrid plan. I also...

    That's is what I do with a hybrid plan. I also move a spatula across the bottom of the syrup pan, trying not to change the gradient. Does it help, I don't know. I am wondering how much cleaning can...
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    Now I need to make at least a preheater. What...

    Now I need to make at least a preheater. What kind and size of plastic tubing is it that you are using coming into your rig? I was using cpvc but may switch to something else.
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    Today is day one. Sap flow.

    Today is day one. Sap flow.
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    I have cleaned plastic pretty well for odor by...

    I have cleaned plastic pretty well for odor by using hot water and baking soda. Scrub real well. I have also made a paste out of the baking soda and smeared it on the sides and left it out in the sun...
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    Please post pictures for those of you who have...

    Please post pictures for those of you who have built these. I am interested in putting one over my flue pan as well. Thanks
  10. I switched to flat filters and prefilters last...

    I switched to flat filters and prefilters last year and there is no going back to cone filters. Like it was mentioned make sure you have enough to go up the sides, and always mark your filters as to...
  11. Thread: milky sediment

    by Eberzin
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    A new cone filter and 4-5 new prefilters. After...

    A new cone filter and 4-5 new prefilters. After all the work you do to get this far you need good bottling procedures. Also do not reheat your filtered syrup. Bottle right after filtering at the...
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    What do you filter your drawoffs thru?

    What do you filter your drawoffs thru?
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    Try to find some material you can fit to the...

    Try to find some material you can fit to the holes. I have an SL pan too and the plugs from brew shops are great for round holes.
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    Thanks for the pics

    Thanks for the pics
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    It is the smoke stack. Off to the side and behind...

    It is the smoke stack. Off to the side and behind the cupola a bit seems to be a good idea. Do you get a lot of dripping on the sides of the cupola down into the shack?
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    Buy the gold one with the cup. It is 100 percent...

    Buy the gold one with the cup. It is 100 percent accurate. I believe there is also a line that shows if the hydrometer inside has moved. When I bought this set up I wondered how I lived without it...
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    Vent thru cupola or right behind it?

    Hi,
    I am designing a new 12x16 sugarhouse. I will be putting a 2x4 pan underneath a 3x5 cupola, maybe off to the side a bit so the pipe can come out on the side of the ridge vent.
    I would like...
  18. Some big factors for pans performing well. 1) The...

    Some big factors for pans performing well. 1) The arch design, is it a high efficiency arch, airtight and insulated on the door, air under the fire, grate styled for air. 2) Is it a high output pan,...
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    Dr. Perkins, You said do not soak stainless...

    Dr. Perkins,
    You said do not soak stainless spouts in Clorox because of rust. I thought stainless does not rust. I have sapmeister spouts and the old style bucket spouts with hooks in stainless...
  20. I will try that next year. I had the DE ready to...

    I will try that next year. I had the DE ready to go from my neighbor but my regular filtering was coming out crystal clear. This year I upgraded to a water jacketed bottler on a propane turkey fryer...
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    New Ball jars have change their lids to BPA free....

    New Ball jars have change their lids to BPA free. The lid is different than an older lid. The rubber is wider, and you can twist thee ring around if you go to hard, very frustrating. The old lids you...
  22. Thread: It's over

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    Done! Last boil was the 28th. I was pulling syrup...

    Done! Last boil was the 28th. I was pulling syrup more frequently off the pan, and ended up with more each day for the last 4 boils. I suspect the sap was the sweetest it has been all year. Very dark...
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    I have always sterilized my mason jars. At first...

    I have always sterilized my mason jars. At first in a water bath. Then I started using the dishwasher. I always boiled my lids too. You are saying just bottle them right out of the box without...
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    I drain my Hybrid hobby, both flu and syrup and...

    I drain my Hybrid hobby, both flu and syrup and finish on a turkey fryer, the right into my filter/bottler. The bigger your finish pan is on the fryer the quicker it will go. A little 16 x16 pan is...
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    Bottles cracked

    I always bottled my syrup in mason jars which I sterilized the bottles and lids. I did not heat the jars and have never had one break in my life. These are kitchen temperature though. This year I...
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