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  1. It will slosh a lot, but just drive slowly and it...

    It will slosh a lot, but just drive slowly and it will work fine. Between stops you will want to screw the cap on.
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    New members are welcome but before their first...

    New members are welcome but before their first posts go thru they get reviewed by the website owner. After that they will go thru quicker but sometimes on a new thread post there is a delay. At those...
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    That sounds like a good idea too, in these...

    That sounds like a good idea too, in these troubling times.
  4. That's what I do, fill the canner, fill the water...

    That's what I do, fill the canner, fill the water jacket and cover it with my insulation cover. With that running I do other things that always need doing and I check back once in a while until the...
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    While this year I only had 400 taps, and I had...

    While this year I only had 400 taps, and I had help tapping early on, once the Covid 19 became an issue, I worked totally alone. Fortunately the previous 2 seasons I had help and that "educated" some...
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    It will likely work but you may need to test the...

    It will likely work but you may need to test the PH once blended to know how much to use.
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    I use (different pump) TSC vacuum pump oil...

    I use (different pump) TSC vacuum pump oil without issue. It is a synthetic oil.
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    All I fed mine this year was a cocktail made...

    All I fed mine this year was a cocktail made using Vicious Viper hot sauce. We blend it 1/5 hot sauce, 3/5 cooking oil and 1/5 water. We then spray it on some drop lines where they are likely to...
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    Did they open pike season early?

    Did they open pike season early?
  10. Besides that, brass gear pumps are no longer...

    Besides that, brass gear pumps are no longer legal to use (Since Jan 2020), if going with a gear pump it now needs to be SS. The cost of those SS pumps are right up with an air diaphragm pump and the...
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    I sell from the house, by appointment only (this...

    I sell from the house, by appointment only (this year). The customer calls and places the order. Then I instruct them to call again when they get to my driveway. At that point I set the syrup on the...
  12. While I never timed how long it takes for my 16...

    While I never timed how long it takes for my 16 gal WJ Smoky Lake WJ bottler to heat, it helped a lot after I made a cover for holding the heat in the bottler. I made it using 1" rigid foam...
  13. Whether it creates more niter is dependent on...

    Whether it creates more niter is dependent on whether in the heating process you evaporated more moisture away or had an unusually hot spot while heating. The hot spot causes it faster, but if you...
  14. There are several companies, here's a link to...

    There are several companies, here's a link to just one https://custompipeburners.com/Straight-Pipe-Burners/5
    I only googled tube burners, I am not familiar with this company but they have 44"...
  15. It might be cost effective to buy 2 pipe burners....

    It might be cost effective to buy 2 pipe burners. For a 4' pan you would want a 36" long flame burner and position it 6" below the pan and have the flame 6" in from each end of the pan.
    A google...
  16. I think that type of burner can have a very wide...

    I think that type of burner can have a very wide range BTU output depending on the exact burner. If just stamped metal they can be about 12,000-18,000 BTU max, if a cast iron burner they often range...
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    Did it come from a Maple Dealer? DE in different...

    Did it come from a Maple Dealer? DE in different grades is used for filtering many different products. How much DE did you use in how much syrup and did you mix it well before running it thru the...
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    If the Orlon filters leave your syrup cloudy you...

    If the Orlon filters leave your syrup cloudy you might have damaged the fibers by wringing it when you clean it. They should never be wrung dry. To use them, you want a few pre-filters on top, I used...
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    I agree with wiam. I never used a single...

    I agree with wiam. I never used a single mechanical releaser, both of mine have been doubles, but I doubt the design would be for what you describe. I advise you contact Lapierre, they should be able...
  20. What exactly is that finisher? I use a 2x6...

    What exactly is that finisher? I use a 2x6 finisher, but rarely need to boil it more except when I finish off the evaporator at season's end. My finisher has 4 tube burners, but I only use the center...
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    Covid 19 increases syrup demand

    Based on the last 2 months I'm beginning to think more people are staying home and eating meals that use pure maple syrup. The last 2 months have been my best Feb and Mar since I first sold syrup in...
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    I made a front pan washer and bought a flue pan...

    I made a front pan washer and bought a flue pan washer. The front pan washer has a 5/16" thick polycarbinate top. Thru the top I drilled a hole to run 1" PVC tubing from above the top to under the...
  23. Steve, you also want to remember, in NYS the...

    Steve, you also want to remember, in NYS the liquor stores also sell lots of lotto tickets, maybe that is why Cuomo deemed them necessary.
  24. Yes, you need a compressor to run an air powered...

    Yes, you need a compressor to run an air powered diaphragm pump. On my filter press Initially I had a gear pump, but when it needed rebuilding I changed to an air powered diaphragm pump. You get far...
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    I had my final boil Friday. All that's left is to...

    I had my final boil Friday. All that's left is to finish off what's still in the pans. Then comes clean up and flush lines as I pull the taps. Then it's time to do firewood for next year (unless I...
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