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    Thanks Guys, I appreciate the input. Do you...

    Thanks Guys, I appreciate the input.
    Do you think I should heat, dilute, get up to Brix again, filter with paper and orlon, bottle?
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    Thanks for the input. If my problem is sugar sand...

    Thanks for the input. If my problem is sugar sand not being filtered through orlon. Should I reheat, dilute with distilled water or some almost syrup heat back up to 7 degrees higher than boiling,...
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    Thanks for the reply. I was worried about that...

    Thanks for the reply. I was worried about that and added unfinished syrup to some the cloudy stuff and still had the particulates floating. 67.2 is highest brix I've found. I know this is higher than...
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    I am so happy to see this thread as I have a...

    I am so happy to see this thread as I have a problem with my syrup and I wonder if it is related to cloudy sap.
    I finished collecting and cooking about 1.5 weeks ago. My last collection I collected...
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    I have a homemade evaporater that I purchased a...

    I have a homemade evaporater that I purchased a few years ago. It is 4'x4'x12" deep. Holds about 100 gallons if I was to fill it up. When bought the pan sat inside the firebox but I found this burned...
  6. I am still a novice syrup maker but when I...

    I am still a novice syrup maker but when I started and for 3 years, I only used Boxelders. You absolutely use the same Bruce. It used to take 80-99 gallons of Boxelder sap to make one gallon of...
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    I'm curious about the coffee percolator. I have...

    I'm curious about the coffee percolator. I have been looking at trying this method for bottling. Couple of questions.
    How hot does it get? I do not want to boil my syrup just before bottling.
    How...
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    I'd like to add a question to this thread. While...

    I'd like to add a question to this thread.
    While boiling, does anyone filter throughout the process? Taking sap from pan while boiling and then dumping back into the pan to continue cooking? Would...
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    I think bringing back to boil is my idea for your...

    I think bringing back to boil is my idea for your problem. I have had the same issue in the past. According to people I have spoken with, once you get to proper brix, if you heat to over 190 F sugar...
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    Another sap bag question. Does anyone rinse the...

    Another sap bag question. Does anyone rinse the bags or change them out during the season, especially after a warm spell?
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    For the first 3 years I made syrup I used...

    For the first 3 years I made syrup I used Boxelder trees. A few things I learned. It takes a lot of Sap! It was usually about 80-100 saloons to make 1 gallon of syrup. The syrup was very dark and...
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    Sterilizing bottles

    I met a wine and beer making couple today and they told me they sterilize their bottles using something called SaniClean. It leaves no odor or taste in their products. I know most use the heat from...
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    I've been making syrup for about 6 years now and...

    I've been making syrup for about 6 years now and I always bottle in glass. Started with mason jars and have moved onto other glass bottles, that according to my wife, "are prettier." One thing I have...
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    Set 100 taps with bags today. Wood seemed wet and...

    Set 100 taps with bags today. Wood seemed wet and 3-4 actually had infrequent drips. Very surprised to see this as the frost is deep and there was about 10-12 inches of snow on the ground.
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