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    that sounds about right, gritty, bitter and...

    that sounds about right, gritty, bitter and metallic
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    I mix at the lowest speed possible. I've read...

    I mix at the lowest speed possible. I've read elsewhere some people recommend going to 270-275 so I guess thats worth a try also. At least it sells well no matter what size crystals :)
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    It's pretty much identical to Johns. Bottom of...

    It's pretty much identical to Johns. Bottom of the valley here is 3200 and ridges are 4300. But not many maples up above 4000. It's also a cattle farm in summer, and a very busy cross-country ski...
  4. I think it usually makes a more gummy product...

    I think it usually makes a more gummy product similar to brown sugar because of invert sugars, but have come across a few people saying they use it just fine, so there is only one way to find out for...
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    gosh, maybe I quit too early! My last collection...

    gosh, maybe I quit too early! My last collection was on the 21st, and made some good dark, but started to detect that funky smell in the steam and there was a week of almost 60s with no freeze ahead,...
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    fine crystals

    well it's easter, so I am resurrecting an old thread instead of starting a new one :P

    searching for reasons of getting very fine sugar crystals when making sugar.... for some reason, when I use a...
  7. this is what I think they use on the nextgen ro's...

    this is what I think they use on the nextgen ro's as feed pumps to the procons. it will allow for expansion of another membrane also.
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  8. I would imagine a bakery might buy it. I think...

    I would imagine a bakery might buy it. I think I've seen it referred to as processing grade.
  9. I actually still pulled off a few gallons after I...

    I actually still pulled off a few gallons after I started smelling that smell in the steam a little just to keep for something, and I keep going back and tasting it, and it's good dark flavor, not...
  10. I think I am having the same issue with pressure...

    I think I am having the same issue with pressure pump being starved. I want to add a low pressure pump, since I want to expand the RO and add another membrane anyway. Does anyone know if this will...
  11. who quits when "that smell" starts sneaking into the steam?

    I made buddy syrup about 4 years ago and will never forget that smell/taste. Now I seem to be hyper sensitive to it and usually quit when I first think I get a whiff of it coming from the steam. ...
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    finished up the last little run yesterday, up to...

    finished up the last little run yesterday, up to 6000gal sap now. Just washed the tanks real good out in the woods since it had gotten to almost 60 a few days the past week. Cant let the sap sit...
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    First sap was 2/25. Got 4500 gallons so far off...

    First sap was 2/25. Got 4500 gallons so far off 340 taps. Almost half the taps are all sugars and 2.5% steady so far. The others about 1.7 average since they have some reds mixed in. RO pump went...
  14. I used to own one and loved it and never had...

    I used to own one and loved it and never had issues. I used it mainly as a finishing filter, and bottler. I always do cone filter coming off the evaporator though since it's so simple to do and...
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    Wow you are crushing it and good sugar content...

    Wow you are crushing it and good sugar content too! I had one run so far and got 1600gal and only made 30, but the pans are pretty concentrated for sure. (I have 3 locations that ran a steady 1.4%,...
  16. testing sugar content from bottom of collection tank

    Does any sugar precipitate out in raw maple sap to the bottom of the tank? I've been testing from the bottom valve of tank before pumping, and recently the discussion came up. I can also confirm...
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    yee haw! looks like the start of the season is...

    yee haw! looks like the start of the season is coming. tapped 150 today in 2' of snow which was a heck of a chore even with snowshoes and almost knee deep. 21991
    It's been in the teens for a few...
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    brand new pan cleaning

    is there a special cleaning process for brand new pans before initial use? I've heard everything from scrub welds with baking soda to use soap and water because there is residue on the mirror...
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    sounds about like our predicament! (our...

    sounds about like our predicament! (our elevation here gives us pretty similar weather as yall the northeast it seems) hope your maple season was a good one!
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    Hey Mark, **** it's snowing again right now...

    Hey Mark, **** it's snowing again right now actually and a freeze warning tonight :( June 1st is considered the frost free date for planting sensitive plants tho. Trees are budding yeah but not...
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    have you made a successful batch in the 60qt...

    have you made a successful batch in the 60qt before with 3 gallons? curious if thats just too much for it?
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    grinding the tabs helped a little. I do notice...

    grinding the tabs helped a little. I do notice the entire ring itself is not perfectly level/flat. Sitting it on a flat surface you can see light coming through in spots. Probably impossible to fix...
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    Something to add. I have one, and noticed the...

    Something to add. I have one, and noticed the later season stuff Ive been bottling with that unit, does have more nitre and getting a few gallons through it (ie: filling up the bottler) without...
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    21275 my bad! It's only a 30qt. started with...

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    my bad! It's only a 30qt. started with 2 gallons syrup before the boil, and got 13 pounds sugar. Worked very well!
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    ive done 3 batches so far and 255 seems to be my...

    ive done 3 batches so far and 255 seems to be my good number. (water boils at 207 for me) the sugar is slightly fine, but i havent had to sift it at all yet. Hopefully I will have luck with bigger...
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