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    Default Sap Sack Plastic Smell

    Hi Everyone,

    I just started using CDL/Roth Sugar Bush blue sap bags this year. I noticed the bags have a noticeable plastic odor to them. Has anyone else noticed this and will it affect the final product? They are supposed to be FDA food grade. These are the bags: https://www.rothsugarbush.com/product/sap-bag/ Thank you!

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    I've never noticed a smell to the bags I have. It might be the ink printed on the bag if they are like the catalog page linked. I would just use them and not think to much into it.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
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    I have 30 of them that im using and I didnt notice any odor at all. Im sure once you hang them on the trees, any resiudal odor will quickily disappear.
    2017 - Homemade Barrel Evaporator - 20 Taps (buckets) - Backyard boiling
    2018 - Homemade Barrel Evaporator - 20 Taps (buckets) - Backyard boiling
    2019 - 2x4 Mason XL - 20 Taps (buckets) 30 Taps (sap sacks) - 14x16 Sugar Shack

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    I recieved the same CDL bags stamped with Roth on them from L&M Fleet. I wonder if it was a bad batch?

    It seemed to me that the first little bit of sap this season was tainted in flavor as well as smell. Iím going to try dumping my sap on the ground and rinsing my 60 bags. What a pain. If that doesnít work, Iím going to call Roth on Monday. Itís good to know at least that Iím not alone in this.

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