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  1. Thread: Butterfly valve

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    I contacted the supplier I got the butterfly...

    I contacted the supplier I got the butterfly valves from and said they are rated for 300 degrees, so they will work.
  2. Thread: Inlet hole

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    Will be installing 1 1/2" thread PVC fittings....

    Will be installing 1 1/2" thread PVC fittings. Thanks maple flats.
  3. Thread: Inlet hole

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    Inlet hole

    I'm planning on switching out my 1" dry line with 1 1/2" and was wondering if I can use the 1" hole on the releaser for the 1 1/2" line or do I need to make the hole bigger to accommodate the bigger...
  4. Thread: Butterfly valve

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    I guess I didn't take it in consideration, just...

    I guess I didn't take it in consideration, just assumed they meet heat standards since during brewing the contents are hot. I'm going to have to look in to it. Thanks for bring that point up maple...
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    I would assume the motor and gear pump would be...

    I would assume the motor and gear pump would be the same since you can order extra plates to add to the smaller banks. It just seems that nothing is bigger then 8 plates so it got me thinking if I...
  6. Thread: Butterfly valve

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    Butterfly valve

    Just thought it might help some of you guys out that are on a budget. I've wanted stainless butterfly valves for my home made cooker for a few years now. About a month ago I came across some home...
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    So then in a sense as long as one adds the...

    So then in a sense as long as one adds the recommended amount of filter aid, more syrup could potentially be ran through the press because of the surface area? I have 2 wesfab 7 inch presses, one has...
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    Adding plates to press

    Have anyone of you guys ever try running more then 7 hollow plates in one bank on a filter press? I can't see it hurting anything or will it be too much for the motor?
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    So what it all boils down to, it's more for...

    So what it all boils down to, it's more for easiness of handelinh vs performance of the evaporator as in quality of syrup when it gets drawn of, the amount of syrup being drawn off at a time, or just...
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    Is it possible to test sap for sucrose to...

    Is it possible to test sap for sucrose to glucose/fructose levels before cooking?
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    2 syrup pans vs 3 syrup pans

    On some of the bigger evaporators some have 2 syrup pans and some have 3 syrup pans, besides being just a preference, is there any added benefits of having 3 syrup pans vs 2? besides the gain in...
  12. Thread: Cdl venturi

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    Cdl has not released much info about the rig....

    Cdl has not released much info about the rig. Been looking for some material on the unit with no luck. I watched a introduction from Roths Sugar Bush about the unit, would have to call to find out...
  13. Thread: Cdl venturi

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    How many cfms are the blowers that creat the...

    How many cfms are the blowers that creat the draft on a 4 ft wide arch?
  14. Thread: Cdl venturi

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    Cdl venturi

    Anyone got them self's one of them new cdl venturi boilers?
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    That's what I figured. Thanks Dr. Tim for the...

    That's what I figured. Thanks Dr. Tim for the response. I'll maybe look around to see if I can find some syrup with low invert sugars.
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    Lowering invert sugars

    So I finally bought a glucose meter and tested some of my syrup and with it being late season syrup its reading high, too high to successfully do anything with besides leaving it as syrup. I did some...
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    I made one small batche with the kitchen aid...

    I made one small batche with the kitchen aid mixer that came out perfect which was mid to late season. The two batches I did a couple days ago were from the first half of the season(which seems to be...
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    Maple sugar issues

    So yesterday and today I made a couple batch of sugar and both batches of sugar came out clumpy, the whole batch. First batch I got it up to 262, and the second batch, 265. The only thing I can...
  19. Thread: Pre Heater

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    I'll have to check out smokeylake preheater. I...

    I'll have to check out smokeylake preheater. I have a steam hood made out of 20 ga stainless. I've done some looking before building a preheater and one thing that sticks out the most is having a...
  20. Thread: Pre Heater

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    Pre Heater

    Hello folks! So I'm planning on building a preheater like the one from Sunrise Metals http://sunriseevaporator.com/wp-content/uploads/flipbook/1/mobile/index.html#p=17. I've read some threads on here...
  21. All you guys who are running a 1hp, have you guys...

    All you guys who are running a 1hp, have you guys run into it where it seems like 1 hp ain't quite enough power? or havent you run into any issue with it whats so ever?
  22. Very good post here, very helpful with making a...

    Very good post here, very helpful with making a good quality machine. I found a funnel (5 gallon) http://www.bubbasbarrels.com/tri-clamp-funnel-5-gallon-0, that Im looking to use, the funnel can be...
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    Milk tank agitation motor

    Im thinking about making myself a cream machine, have the idea of using a motor off a bulk tank to connect to a brass gear pump instead of getting a motor and having to buy a rpm reduction...
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    Well I bought a 60 qt univex mixer, I paid $1,800...

    Well I bought a 60 qt univex mixer, I paid $1,800 plus a gallon of syrup, came from the school I went to....
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    Thanks for everyone chiming in! Last season I was...

    Thanks for everyone chiming in! Last season I was at 2000 taps and growing each year. I figured if syrup is being bought in barrel and the barrel is being returned when delivering a full barrel, I...
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