American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"
Looks like a real good start on your processing room.
Our business could use MAXANT equipment like that. (Hint, hint)
Buy mine and I'll buy some new from MAXANT. Make me an offer I can't refuse.
Looking good! How may years did it take you to get to this point?
What type of clips do you hold your filter bag up with?
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06
Dan, how do you get honey into your tank?
Do you have to bend way over to fill jars?
Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson
Curious...I'm just starting my second year...At what point, either number of hives, or pounds of honey harvested, do you think "justifies" making the step up from 5 gallon buckets with a honey gate, up to a MAXANT Bottling tank?
If you can swing the cost now it'll last you a life time. I don't know if one can wear out their No Drip Valve. I imagine that some day I will have to replace the heater/control, but I have been using the one for 20 years and I bought it used, so who knows how long they last. I replaced that one w/ a new control because it has a dial that makes it easy to set it to the temperature you want. Before I had to watch the thermometer and unplug it when it got up to temperature. Now I can set it for 100 degrees and come back later and there it is. I love it.
But to answer your question, I'd say that if you are bottling honey every other month you'd want a tank like mine. But if you only fill jars once a year it wouldn't be worth the expense.
I see your new setup and agree that it would be easier to pour the buckets into the tank but still looks like you'd have to bend over to bottle. I suppose it depends on what you prefer.
In the next couple of years I'll probably add another bottling tank. I think I'd like a little larger one....maybe the 40+ gallon Maxant. If so, it'll go on the other side of the bench.
Do you see the sugar bags to the left of the tank? It does double duty as a syrup mixing tank when I need to feed.....which is pretty soon.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson
Yes, I saw them and didn't comment. I have a mixer motor attachment for one tank which I could use that way too thought the guy I bought it from said it was for making creamed honey.
Look at all that room! Looking good!