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Sap Pan Pics For Molasses?
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Salmoneye    Posted 02-28-2004 at 10:55:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't for the life of me remember who it was that was wondering if a maple setup would work for molasses, but I promised pics as soon as the new pan arrived...

This first pic is of the inside of the pan...The dark lines are the 'flues'...

This 2nd pic you can see the flues sticking down in the arch between the firebox in the front and the stack in the back...

This effectively gives more surface area exposed to the heat so as to 'boil' faster...Basically it increases the evaporative capacity something like 4-5 times over a flat pan...

Hope this helps...I will have a whole folder of stuff on my FTP space with a couple weeks...

And if anyone is wondering, that single flue-pan just cost me $1,126.25 this morning...Good thing I didn't need a 'front' pan too ;-)


Battleborn    Posted 02-28-2004 at 22:22:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why are there two compartments?
Just wondering.
Paul.


Ron,Ar    Posted 02-28-2004 at 17:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think maybe I asked about the sorghum molasses using a similar pan. It looks to me that what your new pan with "flues" is sorta like a heat exchanger the way it sticks down in the fire. I guess the arch you refer to is the firebox? It looks really nice, nice price too. Hope you make a lot of syrup with it.


toolman    Posted 02-28-2004 at 11:00:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
was watchin on the news last night , somewheres in your neck of the woods the govt. hit some folks with a $8000 tax increase on there land because they claim that sugarin is an industurial use of the land not farming, now that it hit the news they say they will be reviewing it, gotta wonder where they find some of these officials .


Hmm...    Posted 02-28-2004 at 11:08:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You sure that was VT?...

I have been told by the 'state' and the town officers that I don't need any type of permit whatsoever to build any structure related to sugaring as it is classified 'Ag' and it gets blue penciled...

I know guys here that get 'ag' status and all they grow is christmas trees...'Tree-Farms' are big business here, but still considered 'Ag'...

If you see the story again, I would be interested in hearing about it...


toolman    Posted 02-28-2004 at 12:15:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
im gonna do that here , the tree farm thing , don,t think there would be much profit in christmas trees , but im goin to give the landscape thing a try, all the rich folks comming here and building there manisons now don,t seem to mind payin big bucks for landscape trees, and i get my farm status back helps keep the taxes lower , and i shouldn,t loose money as fast as i did when i had cows.might be able to stay here for a few more years .


toolman    Posted 02-28-2004 at 11:29:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
didn,t catch the actual state but it was back east and in the states,eastern part i thought i,ll try and catch it again tonight on the other station.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-28-2004 at 11:40:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd appreciate it...

Not that it makes any difference to me here...I live in one of the 'richest' towns in the state...Least that is what they tell me...I won't be seeing any decrease in my property taxes on my 8 acres here in the Village Zone...No way they will ever classify this place as ag...Even if it was all fenced and I had hogs and a slaughterhouse...

That gives me an idea...



toolman    Posted 02-28-2004 at 11:58:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
i had been trying to find in , i watched the cbc news and the ctv news last night and it was on one of them it was in a new england state, but i can,t find it ,i,ll keep trying, showed the sugar camp all set up and their operation, stuff like that, then along came some govt type said it wasn,t a ag type bussiness , more industrial, showed the lady showing the taps and hoses with the sap starting to run , a big storage tank for collection i think thats what triggered the industrial thing, i,ll try and find out more on it, i just gotta start payin more attention.anyway because of the industrial thing her taxes went up $8000 , said she couldn,t afford such an increase and couldn,t understand why she isn,t classed as ag , i guess she used to be.


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