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    I do trust the blue 5 jugs either, use stainless...

    I do trust the blue 5 jugs either, use stainless 15 gallons, 7 or 5 gallon kegs now, only time I use plastic is for bakeries and such and I fill them hot a few days before. My biggest fear is one...
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    I don't know where this info came from, their...

    I don't know where this info came from, their Facebook page still shows open house events?
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    Being built into the bank was done for two...

    Being built into the bank was done for two reasons, gravity for sap but also easier to keep the ro room from freezing and also have all the walls concrete to be washable.
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    Also upgrading the ro, started as a cdl hobby...

    Also upgrading the ro, started as a cdl hobby 250, I had added a third membrane years ago, now removing all three 4" membrane and going to a single 8" membrane which should be a big improvement
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    I agree Mike, been fighting mud the last 6...

    I agree Mike, been fighting mud the last 6 months! Had a good opportunity to move some tanks while the ground had a crust enough to support the loader but still breakable to dig, the small tank...
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    New sugarhouse is coming together

    Still a lot of plumbing to do and my stack from Smoky lake is coming soon, hope to move the evaporator in this week. Did pine tongue and groove walls and ceiling in the evaporator room and polymax...
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    How expensive is it compared to regular stack,...

    How expensive is it compared to regular stack, building a new sugarhouse and like the idea of one hole in the roof
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    It's been very cold for some time now, things are...

    It's been very cold for some time now, things are froze solid including trees and a few days of warm isn't going to thaw them and bring flow
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    That's an interesting idea, I wonder about using...

    That's an interesting idea, I wonder about using my tankless water heater to circulate the water. So far I have used my water jacket bottler with just the 2000 watt electric element and heated and...
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    As long as it's submerged in water it can't get...

    As long as it's submerged in water it can't get over 212 so I'm not worried about that aspect.
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    So what is safe bottling temp, many books say...

    So what is safe bottling temp, many books say 180, yet seminars I been to often said to remember it needs to be 180 when the cap goes on and recommended a bottling temp of 190 which I always strived...
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    It's obviously made by a smaller shop not a...

    It's obviously made by a smaller shop not a production unit so on my own to sort it out, don't plan to have both on at the same time, just heat with propane then turn off the gas and use the electric...
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    Maybe that's been my problem too, I shoot for 190...

    Maybe that's been my problem too, I shoot for 190 and even with a steam tray for indirect heat occasionally drifts over 190
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    Water jacket bottlers

    So I bought a water jacketed pan, it has a hole for a heat element and my plan is to put a smaller 120 volt element in to maintain temperature after heating it with a propane burner. I'm hoping to...
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    Well today I finally bought a water jacket canner...

    Well today I finally bought a water jacket canner that holds 20 gallons so hopefully this will be the solution. As for those with water jacket bottlers do any of you reheat without refiltering? I...
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    I have been making syrup 9 years now and other...

    I have been making syrup 9 years now and other than an occasional blown paper etc in the filter press never had a sediment problem till this year, seems everything I bottle in glass has sediment and...
  17. Thread: Deep flues

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    Going to be tricky to bend that deep, can be done...

    Going to be tricky to bend that deep, can be done but tooling for the press brake gets expensive!
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    My old soldered pans had a much smaller float box...

    My old soldered pans had a much smaller float box and also was connected straight to the pan, just a nipple horizontal, this one holds a lot more sap and has an elbow so not as direct to the float...
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    I always left my evaporator full all season, made...

    I always left my evaporator full all season, made sure when I shutdown everything was overfilled then then boiled good, never had a problem even sitting for 4 or 5 days late season. Well this year I...
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    I washed my storage tanks, washed my pans with...

    I washed my storage tanks, washed my pans with the steam cleaner and dairy acid, washed all fittings and other parts in the sink and soaked overnight in dairy acid cleaner. Reassembled it today and...
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    I think part of my culprit may be this dumb...

    I think part of my culprit may be this dumb lappiere float box design that has raw sap sitting in the float and never gets flowed thru really, I had last year noticed it a little funky in the float...
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    I had heard of it happening, and always overfill...

    I had heard of it happening, and always overfill the pans and make sure it's good and boiled, I have had sap sit late season for days and never did this, I'm baffled what went wrong
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    Syrup slimy and goey in the evaporator

    I have a serious problem I believe, two days ago I boiled and it went just fine, we had a 70 degree day yesterday and it appears my sweet spoiled in the pans never had this happen even when warm for...
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    I did the test with hydrometer and zero, boiled...

    I did the test with hydrometer and zero, boiled it down to 4 times and still nothing I can read on the sap hydrometer so I guess I'm ok. Scared me a bit, although at the age of these membranes it's...
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    What happens if you wash them too much ph? I have...

    What happens if you wash them too much ph? I have nf270 membranes and used a different brand of soap, it's sodium hydroxide from mes, put the same amount in I always did with cdl savon soap, well now...
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