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My maple boiling set up
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SteveB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 05:45:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Below is a pic of my kettle set up (I hope). Never posted a picture before and wasn't paying attention last week when Fern was learning how to do this.

Took about 10 hours to reduce 30 gallons of sap to 2. Filtered it at that point and finished it in the house on the stove. Finished with a little less than 3 quarts.

Dang...    Posted 03-08-2004 at 05:54:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are one serious hardcore if you have the patience for that LOL...

I don't mind boiling for 10 hours, but I want to be above 30 GPH evaporative rate...I will take some pics today while I am sweetening my pans...I only have about 75 gallons of sap and it looks like it will be Wednesday before we get another run...

I used to boil on a flat pan on a chunk-stove that I had removed the top from...Fire hit the base of the pan...Worked pretty well...I was getting at least 3-4 GPH evaporation...Still slow, but I could make a gallon a day...Strangely, I took almost the same amount of wood as my current 2x6 rig...

Salmoneye, Who Knows Fullwell That Kettle Syrup Is Still The Best Made!!!

SteveB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:08:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Was boiling off a lot faster in the beginning but I slowed it down as it got thicker to prevent it from scorching. Initially I was cooking off 3-4 gallons per hour.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:36:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang if all you guys ain't having a good time, loads of fun. All I ever do is worry Herr Clink.

deadcarp    Posted 03-08-2004 at 08:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
now we're getting somewhere! can darn near smell it from here! :)

Salmoneye    Posted 03-08-2004 at 07:19:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Really nice kettle!

Guy on eBay sells the only Kettle Syrup I have seen in years other than some I made before I got my evaporator...

I still say it is without a doubt the best syrup you can eat...

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 05:52:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats a good set up. you done good on posting the pic. now if you bouble click on tha thumbnail and open it up to the big pic before you cut and past you will have it.

SteveB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 05:48:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, the picture came in, now how do I make it big enough to actually see.

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