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I am currently running a 2.5 x 10 evaporator with a 7 foot flue pan . I would like to use an RO in the coming season . Is it possible that with my pan configuration , my flue pan is too long ? I'm concerned about getting to close to syrup in the flues. Thanks
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I boil 8-10% concentrate in a 2.5x10 and it does just fine. Yes it has a 7' flue pan.
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I say don't worry about it. Im running 16-18% and only changed my finish pan float 2 notches.
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This is most awesome. Thanks
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This is Joseph over in Burkettville. Did you end up getting a RO? If so I'd like to come take a peek at it sometime. Im attempting to put one together myself.
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I never thought about it this way. Have folks had a problem with syrup forming to quickly? If it did, could you just cut the percentage down from the RO?
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I believe that as RO's become the norm evap manufactures will rethink the way they design equipment. There is talk about super RO's that would bring concentrate up over 50% and they would cook it in a big flat pan. Why are we surprised that our evaporators are doing what they were designed to do. Now that you know that your flue pan is concentrating to near syrup you need to change the way you cook. You will be drawing off larger amounts in a continuous fashion. You might decide to dial down the heat so you have more control over the speed of the proses.

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He has a newer rig now but Glenn Goodrich had a 6x15 all flue with a 3x10 finisher. I think he was ROing to high teens. Was coming out of big rig a couple points from syrup.
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a 6x15 all flue with a 3x10 finisher. .
So 2 rigs side by side? Is the finisher just a big flat pan?
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