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    Max pressure on that machine is 220 psi. Tighten...

    Max pressure on that machine is 220 psi. Tighten it up a bit and your permeate flow will go up and concentrate flow will go down while the Brix goes up.

    Instruction manual is at...
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    Nothing has been published as yet. Too many...

    Nothing has been published as yet. Too many other things going on. We did not do a chemical test for caffeine.
  3. Thread: Vent?

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    Very hard to tell from the photo, but it appears...

    Very hard to tell from the photo, but it appears that the outlet is 3/4" but it is necked down to 1/2". That might exacerbate the problem somewhat.

    Most of the rigs we've used of late (3' x 10'...
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    Technically, smoke is an off-flavor in maple...

    Technically, smoke is an off-flavor in maple syrup, however some people become accustomed to that taste. It is not always found with wood fired evaporators. More often it is smaller rigs where the...
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    How cold was it there over the weekend? Takes...

    How cold was it there over the weekend? Takes time for trees that were really cold to warm up, especially in the early season.
  6. Thread: Sap spy

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    I agree. He was very responsive and pleasant on...

    I agree. He was very responsive and pleasant on the website "chat" function and during a quick phone call. Shipped the product quickly and said to call him if there were any questions.
  7. UVM Extension does a good amount of "business"...

    UVM Extension does a good amount of "business" work on maple, led by Mark Cannella. Lots of good info on size of operation vs income/expense. For those actually trying to make money from maple, it...
  8. Hold the salt, toss the jalapeno, replace tequila...

    Hold the salt, toss the jalapeno, replace tequila with gin, keep the lime, add a little soda water and you'd have a decent drink. Put the syrup on donuts. ;)
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    Tubing is generally sold with a life rating --...

    Tubing is generally sold with a life rating -- typically 5, 10, or 15 yr tubing. If it wasn't specified, it is likely 5 yr. Rigid tubing will often go longer and not stretch, but the line tension...
  10. This is the correct approach.

    This is the correct approach.
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    What make/model and size of tank is it? If you...

    What make/model and size of tank is it?

    If you can't find it, you might call a distributor. Alternatively, if you know the shape and inside dimensions you can create a depth x volume chart pretty...
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    Sugar content increases SLIGHTLY as you go up...

    Sugar content increases SLIGHTLY as you go up (closer to the source of sugar...the tree crown). However sap yield goes down SLIGHTLY as you go up (head pressure is lower as you go higher). Overall...
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    Nice tool -- we do the same sort of thing. In...

    Nice tool -- we do the same sort of thing. In addition, after we reconfigure tanks, during the first boil we'll take several measurements from the beginning of tank depth and time, then make a chart...
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    Often the first couple of what would seemingly be...

    Often the first couple of what would seemingly be good sap flow days are not.

    1. Snow needs to melt back a little bit away from the trunk to allow sap to pass this zone.

    2. The tree needs to...
  15. Thread: Sap spy

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    Yes, that's the slot I see it fitting into as...

    Yes, that's the slot I see it fitting into as well. Simple single location or remote areas where having a network/internet signal is impossible. Smaller systems monitoring the pump and tank. Not...
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    I don't think those clips are made for Sharkbite...

    I don't think those clips are made for Sharkbite fittings. They're used in RO systems and/or John Guest fittings. With a Sharkbite fitting and the right size tubing, you cannot pull the tubing out...
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    https://www.lehmans.com/product/spout-driver-for-m...

    https://www.lehmans.com/product/spout-driver-for-maple-sugaring?shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4feBBhC9ARIsABp_nbV5jZXDCaaPcwK6_eXqXZa0NSA8Yx8d8Q8h33ka6dojrGOQlJAFckMaAkvSEALw_wcB

    I think I recall seeing...
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    There are plenty of folks who know more than I do...

    There are plenty of folks who know more than I do about this, but dairy pumps typically are made to run only 12-15" Hg. Keeping them cool is an issue, especially if you're trying to get as much...
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    Spout driver. Set into spout and tap on the end...

    Spout driver. Set into spout and tap on the end of the driver. Prevents damage to spouts.

    If you want a lot of info about spouts over time, check out a couple of books by Hale Mattoon. Highly...
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    The only time they are turned off is if we get a...

    The only time they are turned off is if we get a real cold snap and want to do some maintenance. Otherwise they are on the entire season, and the VFD slows the pumps down a lot when everything is...
  21. Thread: Sap spy

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    We will use all the functions: temperature,...

    We will use all the functions: temperature, vacuum level, and tank level. Looks like the vac and temp are in the box, but the tank level sensor connects via a wire. Seems to be targeted at smaller...
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    2", 20", 20 ft...doesn't really matter much --...

    2", 20", 20 ft...doesn't really matter much -- the sap moves throughout the stem from the ground to the tops of the branches There will be somewhat less head pressure higher up, so sap yield may be...
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    A float valve is not always a reliable method of...

    A float valve is not always a reliable method of shutting down the feed line. Many float valves will pass a little liquid even when shut off. A positive shut-off valve between the feed tank and the...
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    There are several threads on MapleTrader about...

    There are several threads on MapleTrader about this. Do a search and you'll find plenty.

    http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?12620-To-throw-ice-away-or-not...
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    Some sap will likely make it from the low taps up...

    Some sap will likely make it from the low taps up the line, but not as much as there would be if grade were maintained. The sap sitting in the line going up creates some backpressure that the tree...
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