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    Back at my surgeon again today. He removed 2 more...

    Back at my surgeon again today. He removed 2 more of the long stitches and I think 5 staples. I have an appointment with a wound care center on Friday. The surgeon says if they remove the rest of the...
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    Impressive for sure!

    Impressive for sure!
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    Finally I seem to be doing better. In my second...

    Finally I seem to be doing better. In my second operation the surgeon put in some "traction" stitches as described above. He has had me coming in to his office weekly to check the healing. Finally 2...
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    Wow, what a ride. After my Surgery I thought...

    Wow, what a ride. After my Surgery I thought things were going well. Surgery was on 3/25/22. On 4/18/22 I was getting ready to shower and go get my stitches and staples out, but things did not go...
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    Mine ilt out. I use a "kicker" attached to a...

    Mine ilt out. I use a "kicker" attached to a rope. Once I loosen the hold shut rope, I pull the kicker. Pulling the fast causes a 12" wooden lever to hit the hatch, that normaqlly opens it,...
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    That's the problem, it needs to leave and 4...

    That's the problem, it needs to leave and 4 cattle water tanks with holes near the bottom are going they're for raised bed planting, not for me but my wife of 55 years (come October) wants them. 2...
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    As promissed, I said I'd let you know when I got...

    As promissed, I said I'd let you know when I got home. That was actually yesterday, I I was in no condition to log in. My surgeon said it went well, but before surgery she said I'd lose about 5-6" of...
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    Contact Ray Gingrich at 440-422-3047, if no...

    Contact Ray Gingrich at 440-422-3047, if no answer leave a message, he will call you back. Being Amish he has no phone in his home, only in his shop. You can also buy them from some other sources,...
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    Covid test this morning, no word yet. They are...

    Covid test this morning, no word yet. They are doing the rapid test, so I'll assume I don't have covid. Things to get done before the prep starts on Thursday. Then to top it all off my wife announced...
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    If your ratio was 49/1, your sap sugar % was not...

    If your ratio was 49/1, your sap sugar % was not 2%, at 2% it is 43/1, if you ended up with proper density syrup and if you spill no sap or syrup in the process.
  11. Thread: My plan

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    One issue as I see it is that every time you...

    One issue as I see it is that every time you re-heat the syrup it gets darker. Thus if you prefer dark as most of my customers do, you have a good plan, but if you prefer Amber, as I do, the plan may...
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    Galena, I don't know if coffee filters will stop...

    Galena, I don't know if coffee filters will stop the passage of the DE. If they will, that should be good, if not as I suspect, then it would not be a good method for your operation. Sorry about the...
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    It likely didn't cool fast enough and...

    It likely didn't cool fast enough and micro-organisms did their job.
    I had that happen just once. I had to clean my pans in mid boil, I shut down, drained the syrup pan into my draw off tank and...
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    The DE is then the filter, it traps the niter and...

    The DE is then the filter, it traps the niter and helps to keep the niter from plugging the filter itself. DE is considered the best filter in the world. The felt or synthetic cone or flat filter and...
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    The countdown, 4 more days will be prep time, the...

    The countdown, 4 more days will be prep time, the 5th day I'll be under the knife.
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    So sorry to hear that. I, by choice, quit...

    So sorry to hear that.
    I, by choice, quit tapping last year but I still fulfill by need to satisfy the addiction, I buy bulk, pack it into retail and still take care of my customers.
    I guess the...
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    My original post may be a false alarm. Yesterday...

    My original post may be a false alarm. Yesterday I got a message from my syrup supplier that his Hanna Checker was giving strange results. It is inconsistent. He also said he ran a test. He put the...
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    Syrup Grades

    Are others finding their grades getting lighter this season.
    My friend who I'm buying bulk from this year (and last) sent me a message. He has started making syrup that tests 88-90% on his Hanna...
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    Thank you Dr Tim, my link used to work for...

    Thank you Dr Tim, my link used to work for several years, not sure why it failed.
    The new link contains the old information but it is not the same research report. It does have some new info too.
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    I always downgraded it if the Hanna Checker was...

    I always downgraded it if the Hanna Checker was within 2 points of a change over. That's because syrup darkens after bottling.
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    If you're talking about the syrup pan (flat...

    If you're talking about the syrup pan (flat bottom) I never worried about it. A proper fire keeps it fairly clean, but not bright. If you are asking about the flue pan (bottom up and down all across...
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    I don't know about best, but over the years I...

    I don't know about best, but over the years I used many brands, The last few years I used DSD, I really liked them. Look up DSD Stars, open their catalog and scroll down, you will find all dealers...
  23. Thread: RO noisy

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    You want to try to purge all air before running...

    You want to try to purge all air before running the RO at pressure. Do that either with no pressure until all air is out if you can, or run an axillary pump until all air is pushed out, then turn on...
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    An RO can give you lighter syrup, but that only...

    An RO can give you lighter syrup, but that only starts as you concentrate to above about 10%, A bucket RO is not able to get that unless you run thru more than 2x, and doing that will darken the...
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    I suspect it was just in your head. Professional...

    I suspect it was just in your head. Professional taste testers can't taste a difference in RO vs no rO syrup until you get to very high RO production. For that reason, those who RO to over 25% sugar...
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