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    I get my filter aid from Bascom's and is a white fine powder. Dialite or something like that is the brand name. I never had a problem with it.

    Someone else on here had a problem last year with some DE he bought on Amazon thinking that it was the same as filter aid. He had all kinds of problems with it.
    Russ

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    Forgot to ask but are you getting your syrup hot enough before you filter it? It should be just under the boiling point.
    Russ

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    I just opened up a new bag of Celite DE yesterday and I was surprised how pure white it was compared to the old bag. The De from the old bag just didn't seem to filter for a long time. The DE from the new bag filtered more gallons than than the darker DE from the old bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lampron View Post
    Forgot to ask but are you getting your syrup hot enough before you filter it? It should be just under the boiling point.
    ,

    Hi Russ,
    The syrup is right off the evaporator ..... 197 to 202
    The syrup goes through fine ..... just not with the DE I have ....
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    300 taps (280 on line, 20 buckets)
    120 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lampron View Post
    I get my filter aid from Bascom's and is a white fine powder. Dialite or something like that is the brand name. I never had a problem with it.

    Someone else on here had a problem last year with some DE he bought on Amazon thinking that it was the same as filter aid. He had all kinds of problems with it.
    Russ,
    That is where this came from .....
    Yes I read those posts .....
    It works great without the DE .......
    We got 7gallons through the other night before it plugged .....
    Used it again tonight without DE ..... almost 5 gallons without any issues ....
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    300 taps (280 on line, 20 buckets)
    120 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
    8x16 sugarhouse w/ attached woodshed
    A wife, family and friends that love to help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber Gold View Post
    Dave, I haven't seen you on here for a while. Hope all's well.

    My filter aid is white, white and looks powdery. I haven't seen tannish colored filter aid before. I haven't come across bad filter aid before, but that could be it. Try it out and let us know if it still doesn't work.

    What about the papers? Are those new this year?
    Hi Josh,
    Everything is great on my side of the state ...... no issues here ....
    I got the papers last year with the press ......
    As I told Russ ..... works fine without the DE .....
    No issues with it last year .....
    Used it tonight went great ......
    Throw the DE into the equation and it's all over ....
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    300 taps (280 on line, 20 buckets)
    120 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
    8x16 sugarhouse w/ attached woodshed
    A wife, family and friends that love to help!!

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    Just read your signature Dave. I thought your truck was a 2015. Did you get a new one?
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    Yes he does, Rich people trade every couple years! LOL . He will probably pay it off after the law suite over the DE I gave Him! LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Maplemaker View Post
    Yes he does, Rich people trade every couple years! LOL . He will probably pay it off after the law suite over the DE I gave Him! LMAO
    NHMaplemaker,

    Naw I won't do that ...... just not using it .....
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    300 taps (280 on line, 20 buckets)
    120 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
    8x16 sugarhouse w/ attached woodshed
    A wife, family and friends that love to help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lampron View Post
    Just read your signature Dave. I thought your truck was a 2015. Did you get a new one?
    Russ,
    Lease came do last September ......
    2x5 SS home design on a home design arch w/ forced draft
    SS Evaporation Enhancement Unit
    Home design filter / canner
    Daryl Sheets filter press
    300 taps (280 on line, 20 buckets)
    120 gph Home Design RO
    2017 Chevy Silverado w/ 275 gallon tank
    8x16 sugarhouse w/ attached woodshed
    A wife, family and friends that love to help!!

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