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  1. #131
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    Well if your bottling sap then Iím sure itís on the thin side most people bottle syrup. Lol I had to say it lol
    Iíd get yourself a hydrometer to bring it to a final syrup. The temps can work but Iíve seen 221 and still not be syrup on the hydrometer. I use the temps to bring it to nearup then finish with a hydrometer. Not sure Iíd go through the trouble of redoing it if itís only 3l but you canít hurt anything by doing it and practice makes perfect.
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan. Plus outside steamer pan setup.

    2018- ???taps same arch. New 8x12 sugar shack with additional 4 feet being added. Plan on setting up 2 gravity lines plus buckets. Prob around 100 taps

    2019- 85 taps 55l syrup 2019 can-am defender hd10 xt

    2020- 100 taps New 4x2 foot pan plus 1x2 pre heat pan. New homemade arch. 6x12 addition added to the shack.

    2021-160 taps. Same everything pretty much.

  2. #132
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    And you bottled syrup...right?
    You can't always go by your thermometer mine is usually at 66.5 when my thermometer hits 221.

  3. #133
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    I do. I tried using thermometer first time I ever bottled and letís just say the next day I bought a couple hydrometers.
    When you get it using the plastic case it comes in I mark the plastic so I can tell if itís been moved inside the glass tube. Only way I could think to check calibration is still good. Never had one move but itís not a bad idea to keep an eye on.
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan. Plus outside steamer pan setup.

    2018- ???taps same arch. New 8x12 sugar shack with additional 4 feet being added. Plan on setting up 2 gravity lines plus buckets. Prob around 100 taps

    2019- 85 taps 55l syrup 2019 can-am defender hd10 xt

    2020- 100 taps New 4x2 foot pan plus 1x2 pre heat pan. New homemade arch. 6x12 addition added to the shack.

    2021-160 taps. Same everything pretty much.

  4. #134
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    Friday night I was drawing off at 220.7. Off the evaporator.
    Without testing with a hydrometer temperature is not exact. When setting the temp draw off I usually test it with 2 different hydrometers just in case. Then set it. And put the other hydrometer away. As a spare just in case.
    Usually if you think your light you Probley are. It will still taste like syrup when itís light. Sheeting off a spoon works too but is not exact. Only tells you if your close.
    The candy thermometers that have the metal backing are pretty inaccurate. The thermometer moves in it and you will get an off measurement.
    My wife uses hers for numerous baking stuff and has to calabrate it in boiling water first. Move it to where it hits 100 on the stainless and make sure it stays there. Then itís calibrated.
    600 taps on vacuum
    Lapierre Releaser
    2.5 x 10 wood fired Frankenstein evaporator.
    Auber auto drawoff
    Homemade RO single 4" MES 4040 membrane
    CDL 16 x 16 bottler
    Wesfab 7" short bank filter press
    Delaval 73's

  5. #135
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    Bruce.
    I tried to send you a PM but your inbox is full.
    600 taps on vacuum
    Lapierre Releaser
    2.5 x 10 wood fired Frankenstein evaporator.
    Auber auto drawoff
    Homemade RO single 4" MES 4040 membrane
    CDL 16 x 16 bottler
    Wesfab 7" short bank filter press
    Delaval 73's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hkb82 View Post
    I do. I tried using thermometer first time I ever bottled and let’s just say the next day I bought a couple hydrometers.
    When you get it using the plastic case it comes in I mark the plastic so I can tell if it’s been moved inside the glass tube. Only way I could think to check calibration is still good. Never had one move but it’s not a bad idea to keep an eye on.
    I stopped using cheap candy therms cause they're useless imnsho. I splurge and buy only Taylor therms, the Candy/Deep Fry therm for finishing, and the Instant Read therm on the evap....and I now have a fancy-*** Smokey Lake therm and cup so now I have no excuse for going over density :-)
    Last edited by Galena; 03-14-2021 at 03:28 PM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...890.04l sap...gave some away, some snafu'd....23l total for me from more like 690l all told
    2021 - 18 taps/8 trees...395l sap, 12 l syrup

  7. #137
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    Yes syrup. Tired, long weekend lol
    I'll see how it settles up. May boil it up again. Have everything cleaned up so annoying to go at it again today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricklayer View Post
    Bruce.
    I tried to send you a PM but your inbox is full.
    Okay,deleted several messages
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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  9. #139
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    Quote Originally Posted by ir3333 View Post
    I have an 18 x 48 CDL divided pan i may let go.Where are you located?
    I'm south of Madoc (north of Belleville) - I'd have to measure - 18" may be a little too narrow to fit...

  10. #140
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricklayer View Post
    Iíve got a 2x5 divided pan with float box. Thatís for sale.
    Would love to see some pics or an ad if you have it up somewhere...

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