BSD What I do I usually have 4-5 gal of syrup to filter is draw off or have it finished then let it sit overnight then ladle off say 4of the 5 gal of just clear syrup reheat to 180 n jar,I don't even filter it since I use pre-filter while I'm finishing it and keep pouring it back in. Then reheat the last gal n just filter it it works for me great! I'm making a 5gal pot n putting a draw off spigot about a gal off bottom so I don't have to ladle it.
2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal of nice syrup ran some 3/16 2014 made 14 gal,2011 20 taps turkey cookers 2012 30 taps 275 homemade evaporator,17 sugars and 2 silvers 30 or so taps,7 of the sugars on 5/16 gravity for fun and a little less carrying buckets, 2013just tapped 10 nice mature sugars next door,now I'm running! Total 36 trees 22 on tubing,ran some 1/2 main line to get 10 into 1,somewhere about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler