Re: Spin Float consideration
This was my first year operating one. The labor savings for us were incredible, it ran virtually flawlessly for us. I wasn't thrilled with the amount of water that the mister put in the cappings though. We pulled it apart early on and rechecked and resealed the pipe fittings also kept adjusting and lowering the pressure input but nothing seemed to change much. Perhaps the nozzle calibration was off, perhaps what we experienced was normal, I don't know.
I was apprehensive about honey quality and the possibility of incorporating air into the honey coming out but I was really pleased with how the honey came out. Ran it for 3 months and only skimmed the bulk tank once at the end of the season.
Don't forget to factor in the costs of the pump, heat exchanger and any wiring upgrades you may need. We also chose to go with SS piping and that stuff is scary expensive. All in all the upgrade from our Cowen spinner was a good one for our operation. We are considering the C&B melter to add to it next year, I have heard some good reports on it, as much as I despise melting wax while extracting the efficiency of doing so is undeniable.
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