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    Well first off … "THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE"

    I would definitely wash and rinse the membranes before using …. if nothing more for piece of mind …

    Dave
  2. Bill, We have a Daryl Sheets 5" press and love...

    Bill,
    We have a Daryl Sheets 5" press and love the thing ….
    Best investment we have made … other than the RO …
    If needed I would buy another one ….
    We can get 8.5 gallons through with a set of...
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    HS ….
    Just came across your post …
    Just remember, you have to do what you need to do and can afford (that's the biggy)
    We have used cone filters with paper pre-filters …
    We have used flat filters...
  4. We use the blue containers the same as you do....

    We use the blue containers the same as you do.
    As someone said earlier ….. they will hold almost 6 gallons
    Fill them right to the bottom of the cap and when you put the cap on the syrup will come...
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    Nope … picks it right back up …
    The DE is the filter ….
    Last year I thought less was better …. nope more
    Thanks to Tim Perkins … Maple Flats and a few others they got us squared away ….
    So see I...
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    Hey goldnut …..
    I have a Daryl Sheets press also …..
    So this is what we do …..
    We draw off in a 3/4 gallon pot …..
    The first pot gets 3/4 cup of DE …..
    Recirc until the syrup is clear … then...
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    I agree ... very nice little press ..... We also...

    I agree ... very nice little press .....
    We also get 8 gallons through it ......
    LOL .... now that I have been educated on how much DE to use .... LOL
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    Got ours last year ... Got through the learning...

    Got ours last year ...
    Got through the learning curve last couple of weeks ago ....
    Yupper they work slick .....
    Been getting 8 gallons with a set of papers .....
    It is jamb packed full at the...
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    Bobbybreach, A press is such a wonderful...

    Bobbybreach,

    A press is such a wonderful thing ...
    We bought a Daryl's press for ( 5" press ) our small operation ....
    I can tell you three things about it; 1) It comes with a price tag .......
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    Pictures per your request ......

    Pictures per your request ...
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    maple marc, My scoop = 1/4 cup ..... First...

    maple marc,
    My scoop = 1/4 cup .....

    First pot ..... approx. 3/4 gallon gets 3 scoops
    The remaining pots get 1 1/2 scoops ..... if the flow slows ..... next pot gets 2 scoops ....
    The total the...
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    I think that will happen if you blow a paper...

    I think that will happen if you blow a paper .....
    We like this little press ......
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    We draw near syrup (heavy) into a 3/4 gallon pot...

    We draw near syrup (heavy) into a 3/4 gallon pot ......
    Move to the counter ..... check and bring to syrup .....
    Add de ..... pump through the press until clear .... then into the canner .........
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    Hey everyone who has offered help on this matter...

    Hey everyone who has offered help on this matter .....
    And my good friend NHMaplemaker .....

    Added 3 scoops to the first pot and 1-1/2 scoops to each pot after ....
    If it felt it was getting...
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    We also have a Daryl's Press ..... We love this...

    We also have a Daryl's Press .....
    We love this little rig ......
    Just hate so much sugar sand this year!!!! LOL
    But we'll make it ......
    We have 288 taps ....
    We draw off 2 gallons an hour...
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    Russ, I figure it will keep the cold around the...

    Russ,
    I figure it will keep the cold around the trees and prolong things a bit longer ......
    Bring on the snow .....
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    Ice = Mother Nature's RO .......

    Ice = Mother Nature's RO .......
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    We draw a couple of pots off the steam - away and...

    We draw a couple of pots off the steam - away and run it through the press .....
    More if needed ......
    That goes back into the steam-away ..... in your case the flue pan ....
    Then when it looks...
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    Ok so I have 10 papers = 250 sq. in ....... I do...

    Ok so I have 10 papers = 250 sq. in .......
    I do 3/4 gallon pots at a time ..... right off the evaporator ...
    I should be adding at least 1 cup to the initial pot ..... recirc it till clear ......
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    Dr.Tim ..... That sounds like a plan .........

    Dr.Tim .....

    That sounds like a plan ......
    We will no doubt be trying that this weekend .....
    Thank you for your help ...
    I will fill you in later this week .....

    Thank you!!!!
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    My dad would tell me the old guys would say (...

    My dad would tell me the old guys would say ( back in the 1930's) ....
    Wind from the North sap flows forth
    Wind from the East sap flows the least
    Wind from the West sap flows the...
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    Dr. Tim ... My problem is when I put 2 scoops...

    Dr. Tim ...
    My problem is when I put 2 scoops into the first pot of syrup after about a half gallon of syrup goes into the canner it starts to bind up .... so you're saying when I notice the binding...
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    Dr. Tim, I am glad you have jumped in here ........

    Dr. Tim,
    I am glad you have jumped in here .....
    As you can see I have a same press with hand pump ....
    The scoop we use for the DE is equal to 1/4 cup ....
    We started with two scoops in the...
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    Well let's see .... New line with 78 taps ......

    Well let's see ....

    New line with 78 taps ...
    Filter press .. actually from last year ... late season ..

    That's it for us ...
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    You do know about Bascom Maple Supply ... right!...

    You do know about Bascom Maple Supply ... right!
    They are 20 minutes from you .....
    You can save postage ....
    And it's a nice drive up there ...
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