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  1. #1
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    Default SMALL PACKER Equipment question

    I am just staqrting to sell my honey in the local market place.I have been using a 35 gallon water jacket bottler and also bottling straight out of the barrel with a 2-2.5 inch syracuse valve I think its called. I was talking to a friend the other day and he suggested uding a simplex as-1 bottler as I hope to continue to expand the packing part of my business. The question I have is that I bottle 3 different different types of honey, mesquit, orange blosssom and wildflower. Keith suggested getting a nurse tank to bottle out of. But I wonder if anyone has used a seperate "nurse" tank for each variety maybe a 2-3 hundred gallon each and then just switch to the proper tank ? My orders are seeming to run anywhere from 50 to 100 plus cases so I need to be able to get more production with out having to mess around changing tanks. I am getting behind on my bee work and am trying set myself up so that I can market my honey and keep on top of my bee work. thanks very much for any input George B
    George Brenner @ www.valleyhoneyco.com
    Mesa, AZ

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    Default Re: SMALL PACKER Equipment question

    Quote Originally Posted by G B View Post
    But I wonder if anyone has used a seperate "nurse" tank for each variety maybe a 2-3 hundred gallon each and then just switch to the proper tank ?
    Why of cource Big G, make a manafold to fit at the top of the as-1 inlet, so you would have flex lines (maybe 5-6) at the inlet where your manafold is leading back to your bulk tanks, so then you would have a butterfly valve for each line so you could turn off the orange & fill the alfalfa for Betty.

    P.S. No worries Big G, I won't say anything about Betty. lol
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    Default Re: SMALL PACKER Equipment question

    Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "nurse tank"?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: SMALL PACKER Equipment question

    Matt i was referring to a large tank to bottle out of. In my case I would have one tank for each type of honey I bottle. I am a little surprised that no one chimed in on this thread I am sure there are a bunch of small pCKERS ON HERE.
    George Brenner @ www.valleyhoneyco.com
    Mesa, AZ

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