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    So what if you leave your ropey sludgy mess...

    So what if you leave your ropey sludgy mess beyond July/August . . . until it starts to get cold again, and doesn't smell because it is too cold? Would there be a problem with that? Would it - dry...
  2. I run my ro bucket sweetened sap right into the...

    I run my ro bucket sweetened sap right into the header tank that then is on a trickle flow into the evaporator. The ro produces concentrate at about the same rate as I evaporate, so it works out...
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    When shutting down for the night, I try to wait...

    When shutting down for the night, I try to wait as long as possible before heading inside, just to make sure I have enough sap so it doesn’t burn. Sometimes I do put a cover over it, a loose cover,...
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    In reference to your pan only being tacked - our...

    In reference to your pan only being tacked - our pan was only tacked the first year we used it, and getting it fully welded made a big difference. However, we had no problem with it freezing all the...
  5. This means restricting the pump - I have an RO...

    This means restricting the pump - I have an RO bucket kit I used last year, and understand how putting another needle valve can help you regulate overall flow, but how much is putting too much strain...
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    Trapper 2 - With your preheater pan on top of...

    Trapper 2 -
    With your preheater pan on top of your main pan, do you get condensation dripping back into the main pan?
  7. Glad I could help. I didn't see it as an issue or...

    Glad I could help. I didn't see it as an issue or problem, I thought that was just how it was supposed to work. Get it to a point you like it, tighten the threaded ring, and you have a reference. ...
  8. I just got a RB10 kit this year. It is great,...

    I just got a RB10 kit this year. It is great, once I figured it out. The needle valve wouldn’t go down (closed) very far, but then I realized that little ring like thing was in the way. It is...
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    Interesting! I will give it a try - thanks!

    Interesting! I will give it a try - thanks!
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    Ahh - okay. I was thinking would adding some...

    Ahh - okay. I was thinking would adding some sugar to simulate sap (and then bacteria) work?
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    Can I say here how much the RO bucket kit I got...

    Can I say here how much the RO bucket kit I got saved hours of boiling time?? Now I wouldn’t be doing this - making syrup - if I didn’t enjoy the process, but it makes a big difference between...
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    We just got a large stainless steel sap...

    We just got a large stainless steel sap collecting tank. It keeps the sap nice and cool. Too cold sometimes, as when I am ready to boil, it’s icy. So what I did is hang a heat lamp in there the...
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    I pulled my taps last weekend, but for the last...

    I pulled my taps last weekend, but for the last week before I pulled them, there were a few days when I expected a good run, due to appropriate temperature swings, and didn’t get diddly, or didn’t...
  14. I have heard (I forgot where, most likely on...

    I have heard (I forgot where, most likely on another thread here) that you should boil your cone filter to get the left over residue out, even after rinsing it a lot. I have also been told that you...
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    No moths, but got a few mosquitos!

    No moths, but got a few mosquitos!
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    I was also expecting more of a run than what...

    I was also expecting more of a run than what actually happened the last few days. I boiled what we had yesterday, just to boil it and help it keep, but didn’t finish any. The sterilized “half sap”...
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    I tapped 30 on tubing yesterday, then sat at the...

    I tapped 30 on tubing yesterday, then sat at the end of the line watching it drip until it turned into a small steady stream.
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    I have a pan about 2 x 5 ish, on a wood fired...

    I have a pan about 2 x 5 ish, on a wood fired arch, and from the time you stop feeding it, until the time I feel safe walking away is at least a half hr to an hour, and only if I filled it up to 3-4...
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    Really? I just got an RO bucket 15 kit. So when...

    Really? I just got an RO bucket 15 kit. So when you run the concentrate line back into your sap tank, to go through the RO again and again, you will get darker syrup? Why?
    Thanks!
  20. Good morning - just got an RO bucket 15 kit, not...

    Good morning - just got an RO bucket 15 kit, not thinking about rinsing it when I ordered it. However, if all it takes to rinse it is to run the permeate through it and have the valve wide open so...
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