Mixing syrup in IBC tote
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    Default Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    Can I mix 1:1 syrup by simply adding dry sugar and hot water directly into the tote, and let the pump keep recirculating until it is clear? Or do I need to drill mix it in a 55 gal drum first, then pump into the tote? Thanks

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    Default Re: Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    What size/H.P. is your pump?

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    1” bronze gear pump
    5 hp Honda motor

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    Default Re: Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    Yes, this will work. I have made syrup many times using this method; need to make sure water is hot, then slowly add dry sugar into tank and let recirculating pump work its magic. Use emmersion heater to get water hots.

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    Thanks for the info. It seems like it might be tricky to poor sugar into the top of the tank because it is only 6” opening. Do you use a large funnel or something?

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    Default Re: Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    no funnel needed. pour slowly from the bag into the tank. make sure that water is hot and pump is in circulation mode; then add dry sugar

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    Got it! Thanks manddhoney

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    Default Re: Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    We mix 10-12 totes of 2-1 each fall. We have a 2 honda water pump, suck out the bottom and discharge into the top 6. We turn on the hot garden hose and start adding sugar as fast as we can. It naturally funnels into the 6 even with the 2 discharge and garden hose in the top. We add 40 - 20kg bags of sugar, and usually have the sugar added by the time the tote is 85-90% full. Then we continue filling with water and moving the discharge hose around to displace any settled sugar inside. Once there is no more settled sugar in the corners, continue to circulate for another 20-30 min. Whole process takes an hour/tote.

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