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    Default Sugar and cream makers

    We are looking to invest in a machine for making granulated sugar and maple cream. What brand and type are people using? Pros and cons of particular ones? Suggestions?
    Thank you in advance!

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    For sugar i really like my 20 quart hobart mixer..got one for $150 and the other for $250 off craigs list...i got new bowls from alternitive restraunt supply in kingston n.h.....on the downside is they are large and heavy (200lbs.) But,,,plenty of power.....i have made cream with them.....and they do work for that,,,but if you are making alot of cream the cdl cream machines are pretty nice

    My 2 cents...good luck
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    I made a quart of cream with a DaveG powered mixer. Cost=free; cons=slow, small volume.
    Hobart in my next lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker View Post
    For sugar i really like my 20 quart hobart mixer..got one for $150 and the other for $250 off craigs list...i got new bowls from alternitive restraunt supply in kingston n.h.....on the downside is they are large and heavy (200lbs.) But,,,plenty of power.....i have made cream with them.....and they do work for that,,,but if you are making alot of cream the cdl cream machines are pretty nice

    My 2 cents...good luck
    Could you post a picture of what yours looks like? Thanks.

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    I built one from instructions on this site.





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    That’s impressive!

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    Nice looking cream! A though product to make. The gear pump machines are the way to go for cream.
    I use a 20 qt Hobart for sugar, abd can make up to 2 gallons at a time. Works great!
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    Chris
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    I am planning on making some sugar tonight with the hobart.....yoh tell me how to post a pic here and i will take some tonight
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
    5x16 wood fired "Mighty Marvin"
    50 cords in the shed
    Old, old R.O.
    Charter member Andover/Salisbury Mapleholics
    http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/4...s009bx4.th.jpg

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    Very nice looking cream
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
    5x16 wood fired "Mighty Marvin"
    50 cords in the shed
    Old, old R.O.
    Charter member Andover/Salisbury Mapleholics
    http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/4...s009bx4.th.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarmaker View Post
    Nice looking cream! A though product to make. The gear pump machines are the way to go for cream.
    I use a 20 qt Hobart for sugar, abd can make up to 2 gallons at a time. Works great!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Chris, how are you boiling down the syrup before you stir it in the Hobart? I'm ready to up my game. I'd like to be able to turn 20 gallons of syrup into sugar in the course of a day. I've got lots of questions on what's working for folks - I hate to spend the money and not end up any better than stirring by hand.
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