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  1. Thread: RB25 Kit

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    What is your total time investment from starting...

    What is your total time investment from starting the RO to shutdown. Let's use 100 gallons of sap as our number. At 13 GPH of raw sap that calculates out to 7.7 hrs. What is your total time...
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    My season was within a gallon of last year, but...

    My season was within a gallon of last year, but 40% of my syrup was made from my early taps. If I had waited until traditional tapping time I would have only made a 60% crop as Fred said
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    I use a grill brush everyday before I boil for...

    I use a grill brush everyday before I boil for loose soot. After season, I used to work at making it shine again then I realized it only took one boil and it was all sooted up again. Now I power...
  4. yes clean them soon. I clean the day I pull taps....

    yes clean them soon. I clean the day I pull taps. Be careful with clinical grade Hydrogen Peroxide (35%) , it will burn you!. Instead, Go to a pool shop and get a $2.00 bag of pool shock (calcium...
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    I have had better luck deterring them with...

    I have had better luck deterring them with Sriracha sauce than just cyan or hot sauce. It stays on the tree and lines longer and it has a different smell that really seems to repel them.
  6. Maple Trader has been an absolute blessing to me...

    Maple Trader has been an absolute blessing to me from the beginning. I have actually told people on other type of forums how great the knowledge sharing is here. I would say this site moved me ahead...
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    Bullet, I have a small thermos I fill with hot...

    Bullet, I have a small thermos I fill with hot sap. When I am finishing I keep my hydrometer in it all the time I am running the finisher. Just don't drop it in as with sap it will fall clear to the...
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    If you had it hot for a while and uncovered ...

    If you had it hot for a while and uncovered it'll still steam off and get denser as you go. Did you have a lid on the filter or bottling pot? It helps hold heat and loosing steam.
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    Here's picture of my filter set up for small...

    Here's picture of my filter set up for small batches of 1/2 gallon or less. There's a wire fryer basket hung in the pot and my wife sews the filters to fit. I use 2-3 prefilters and a final orlon. I...
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    It's over here in southern Ohio. I quit Tuesday....

    It's over here in southern Ohio. I quit Tuesday. I have already scrubbed down the evaporator, scrubbed tanks and packed away all the gear from the sugar shack. Yesterday I pulled taps and flushed...
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    I have never noticed any smell of detergent of...

    I have never noticed any smell of detergent of any kind. We do not have one of those high efficiency washers where they never fill with much water. We have a GE water hog, LOL. I can set the water...
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    You are correct. AOF lowers it

    You are correct. AOF lowers it
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    It's over for me in southern Ohio

    Called it a season this morning. Less sap every day and started getting cloudy. I ended up with .6 of a gallon less than last year. Some of the cleanest syrup I ever made, very little nitre and it...
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    I have washed mine on the light cycle in the...

    I have washed mine on the light cycle in the washing machine for years. Hot water and no soap. They get wayyy cleaner and preform better than rinsing. Sometimes I soak them in a bucket of hot water...
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    My experience is metabolism usually occurs early...

    My experience is metabolism usually occurs early in the season and will go away. It can be slight or bad, with various after taste. Mine has always had a metallic or plastic taste that lingers. The...
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    I checked my stack temp the other day and it was...

    I checked my stack temp the other day and it was 460 degrees two feet up the stack.
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    It'll need a lot of drying and then burns up...

    It'll need a lot of drying and then burns up fast. If you need wood badly then go for it, but I wouldn't waste time or fuel on it.
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    found this...

    found this https://www.bing.com/search?FORM=U528DF&PC=U528&q=3-2-10+chimney+rule

    It is widely known that masonry chimneys are required to meet the 3-2-10 rule. This rule means that they must...
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    Hey Ben, Just seen your post, been busy so...

    Hey Ben,

    Just seen your post, been busy so have not checked in a lot. February was a total wash for the first 24 days. Then I started getting runs. I took a chance and reamed my fall taps and they...
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    Yup your nose will tell you in a hurry

    Yup your nose will tell you in a hurry
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    Your better off finding a used plastic 55 gallon...

    Your better off finding a used plastic 55 gallon barrel. There are places that sell them pretty cheap and you can find ones used for food products. I used to get barrels from a wine bottling place...
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    Warm weather is what happened. Most of mine just...

    Warm weather is what happened. Most of mine just quit when it hit 60 here. With these colds nights coming they'll reset, and sap will be back. Your on the same latitude as I am in southern Ohio, I'm...
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    your drawing too much heat away from your pan, I...

    your drawing too much heat away from your pan, I believe. Maybe shorten your stack and reduce the draw .
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    binder clips work great

    binder clips work great
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    I have two laterals that were my fall taps and I...

    I have two laterals that were my fall taps and I left them in. They ran .6 gallons per tap last night and they were tapped December 16th 2020 ( 10 weeks ). So if you keep them clean, tight and no...
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