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    Default Bottling out of a cdl 12" vacuum filter?

    I exchanged my unused 9" for a 12" model. The 12" does not have a thermometer port which surprised me. The site glass is also huge. I wonder if the large site glass connected to the drain would cool my syrup as I bottle? I would also have to reduce the size of the outlet. Here is a pic of the two next to each other.
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    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Are you going to be able to keep the temperature high enough after filtering to bottle? Experience with my homemade vacuum filter is, the filtering process takes long enough that the syrup will cool down. Could you set the filter on a hot plate to keep the syrup hot?
    Dave
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    Kind of a pricey addition, but you could consider adding something like this controlled wrap around heater...
    https://www.mcmaster.com/3545k41

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    Jason,
    Thanks for the update. Look shiny. lots of latches and valves! Looks to be ready for the launching pad! Seems you could set it on a hot plate to bring syrup up to temp??
    Let us know. Any big reason for the upgrade to the larger unit?
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    Chris I like to bottle larger amounts at one time and I was worried the 9" would be too small. Like the 9" this one can be heated on a burner, I'm just concerned the large site glass will cool off my syrup when bottling.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Was eyeballing these at CDL today. Can you give me a quick run down of how it works and how you like it?


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    If you were just heating you syrup back up how hot would you have to get it?
    Thanks Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by western mainer View Post
    If you were just heating you syrup back up how hot would you have to get it?
    Thanks Brian
    For bottling, 180


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    Mead Maple "It's for the kids..."
    Paul Cerminara
    2019 - First season ever
    -Goal: 3 gallons
    -Season Total: 7.5 gallons - pulled taps after running out of firewood and time
    2020
    Built 2'x8' Oil Fired with Thor drop flue pans
    -Goal: 20 gallons
    -Season Total: 55 gallons

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    No to filter the syrup.
    Brian
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    How did you connect a vacuum to the 1" SS valve???

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