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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 03:55:56 pm »
...since I don't filter I'm not worried about where the capping's go (they go in the honey jars).  ....

Just to clarify (since I'm still learning) - Filtering and Straining honey are 2 different things, right? ...

I use screens to strain the cappings out of the honey - 600 micron over 200 micron - seems to work for me. These screens mount on top of a 5 gallon (honey-gated) bucket. At first I used the fabric (plastic?) screens from Mannlake. I didn't think they'd last too long, and sometime during last winter they grew legs and left the property (common occurrence with my "in-laws" - no big deal) ... so I ordered, and used, Stainless Steel screens this year. I really like these because I can scrape capping's out of the way much easier without worrying.

(Total Sidetrack - I once found my Archery Bow Stand in an "in-laws" garden - it was holding 2 evening lamps! ... I grabbed it with a smile, right in front of them, and said "I've been wondering where that went". They just smiled back  :cheesy:)
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 05:40:01 pm »
...since I don't filter I'm not worried about where the capping's go (they go in the honey jars).  ....

Just to clarify (since I'm still learning) - Filtering and Straining honey are 2 different things, right? ...

I use screens to strain the cappings out of the honey - 600 micron over 200 micron - seems to work for me. These screens mount on top of a 5 gallon (honey-gated) bucket. At first I used the fabric (plastic?) screens from Mannlake. I didn't think they'd last too long, and sometime during last winter they grew legs and left the property (common occurrence with my "in-laws" - no big deal) ... so I ordered, and used, Stainless Steel screens this year. I really like these because I can scrape capping's out of the way much easier without worrying.

(Total Sidetrack - I once found my Archery Bow Stand in an "in-laws" garden - it was holding 2 evening lamps! ... I grabbed it with a smile, right in front of them, and said "I've been wondering where that went". They just smiled back  :cheesy:)

Allan I think that is the way it is. I don?t know this for a fact but I would think you are correct. Straining should not be considered the same as filtering In my opinion.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 06:34:10 pm »
It depends on who you talk to but filtering is usually done under high pressure and temperature. Straining is just removing wax and bee parts.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 09:00:08 am »
You can't filter without applying heat.  Both remove contents that make the honey raw.  Straining does not remove or kill enzymes unless you apply heat. 
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 01:54:51 am »
Stewart Spinks uses an electric un-capper which uses a long nylon bristle brush spinning at a high rate of speed that does a great job of removing caps. Check it out.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 08:56:14 pm »
Wow!  I?d love to find a smaller version of that
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 09:30:09 pm »
I really like the motorized uncapping brush.
I would really like to bee able to make one.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 09:43:55 pm »
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 10:25:10 pm »
I really like the motorized uncapping brush.
I would really like to bee able to make one.
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I'm wondering if lawn sweeper parts would be a good starting point.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 11:17:02 pm »
I really like the motorized uncapping brush.
I would really like to bee able to make one.
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I'm wondering if lawn sweeper parts would be a good starting point.

I don't know but no doubt that this is derived form some type of sweeping system. I do not know of a lawn sweeper. You could very well be right. This may be a commercially made tool that Stewart uses, I did not ask him about this, or it could possibly be something that he made or had made. I am not familiar with a lot of the equipment end of things, yet. One thing is for sure, for a person with moderate set up this would be the trick in my opinion.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2019, 12:02:37 am »
toro 12" power shovel. LOL
Toss those caps 20 feet.

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/snow-removal-and-equipment/snow-blowers/75310?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI06bPvu-I5AIVTz0MCh33dAUKEAQYASABEgJ22fD_BwE

Add a variable speed switch and you are good to go. Just do not forget your safety glasses. Too bad the auger is not food grade.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2019, 08:25:30 am »
Incognito,
I cannot get that site to load. Please try posting it again.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2019, 11:01:39 am »
Incognito, that is a good place to start but wouldn?t it be even better if the brush was wider , or at least as wide as the frame? I could not get it to pull up either but the link  reads 12 inches. You are on the right track by investigating. Keep up the good work.
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Re: I need a better way to remove cappings.
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2019, 10:46:36 pm »
Incognito,
I cannot get that site to load. Please try posting it again.
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I was joking / brainstorming.
Do a search for a Toro power shovel 12 in. w single-stage electric start snow blower at Ace Hardware, Item no. 75310 | 38361

The one I had from decades ago had a plastic drum like auger, not the rubber one made today.
A deep frame is less than 12 inches tall.


Toro  Power Shovel  12 in. W Single-Stage  Electric Start  Snow Blower
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