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  1. #21
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    So we went with a carlin 201, and a 4 gph 60 degree solid nozzle, I shortened the ramp and added a firewall,
    removed all fire bricks and grates, and the aou/auf system. We threw the switch
    and at the 9 minute mark both pans are at a full boil! The flue pan actually boils all the way to the back now, it boils so hard we had to cut the air injection way down to keep steam in the hood, shutdown looks super quick also!20201002_182551.jpg20201002_182551.jpg20200906_144004.jpg20200906_184846.jpg
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater, converted to oil with carlin 201 for 2021
    8x12 kitchen
    8x12 canning room
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018 added 2nd membrane for 2020
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    H2O 2430 gallon storage tank
    1500+ on 3/16 for 2020, 700+ of those on guzzlers

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    Windy, can you give some update on how your conversion turned out? I’m still looking to get way more out of my oil rig
    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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    Windy, I'd also like to hear how your conversion turned out and what your boil rate is like with the Carlin 201? I'm strongly considering converting my arch and getting different pans or selling my entire evaporator and going with a new oil burning evaporator.
    Chad

    2014: 12 taps, 5 gal buckets
    2015: 15 taps on bags
    2016: 150 taps: 100 on bags, 50 on 3/16" natural vac, 2x8 AUF/AOF Homebuilt Arch, 2x8 SL Drop Flu & Auto Draw, SL Propane Canner/Bottler
    2017: 225 taps: Built Lean to, Added SL hood, preheater, concentric exhaust, SL SS 7" SB Filter Press
    2018: 180 taps: Added Shurflo to 50 - 3/16", Auto fill sensor to head tank
    2019: No tapping
    2020: 175 taps
    2021: 300 taps, homemade RO and releaser

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    The conversion was as close as it could be I'd say, we were very happy with it, 9 minutes from throwing the switch and full boil from front to back, the consistency was great, I'd say we are still right around 75 gph, we are feeding it with 18%, the stack stays right at 715, if you would like to see videos of it, check them out on our Facebook page Windy Acres Maple Syrup LLC
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater, converted to oil with carlin 201 for 2021
    8x12 kitchen
    8x12 canning room
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018 added 2nd membrane for 2020
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    H2O 2430 gallon storage tank
    1500+ on 3/16 for 2020, 700+ of those on guzzlers

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