Is there Maple Syrup in my tank?!

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Here is a thread that gives a bit more info:

 

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Sugar makers use hydrometers/refractometers to measure density of the sap/syrup while boiling. Pretty cool they have have one for grading.

They also employ big RO systems, but in a different way. The "waste" is the concentrated sap ready for boiling while the clean water is the discard.
 
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Actually wish they made a checker for honey

The digital honey refractometer is like $370.

but they are even offer dna and bacteria culture tests. Dna is so you can place a blueberry honey on your label, the culture tests are for American foul brood disease. If tests positive usda requires you to burn all your frames and hives that are infected, mind you there is a terrible smell that comes from an infected hive.
 

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At my job there was a company that came out to do ground water testing for contaminants bc I work at an auto dealership, and years ago they had a fuel spill. So this company has to come out and test the ground every few years for contamination. I saw the guy sitting at a table with all these samples and I laughed when I saw all these different hanna testers in front of him. So I had to ask, and he told me that the tests kits are some of the most expensive and accurate outside of lab testing that they have available. He was actually surprised that I used hanna testers for my reeftank lol. So I wound up googling hanna to see what the test and man theres tons of testing equipment they offer not reef related. Which I always thought was pretty cool.
 

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Sugar makers use hydrometers/refractometers to measure density of the sap/syrup while boiling. Pretty cool they have have one for grading.

They also employ big RO systems, but in a different way. The "waste" is the concentrated sap ready for boiling while the clean water is the discard.
I live near some really big maple syrup producers (and dozens of small ones) when I first went on a tour I was really surprised how much it looked like a fish room. The biggest one has a large electronic board that will show where there is a clog in the miles of tubing around the trees.
 

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