Once I had the burner ring working, I set up a big pot (a turkey frier I picked up at TSco) and … That was it.
There is always work to be done in the shop, so I didn’t have to leave the burner unattended – I pulled wire, pushed the presses into position and tested that their motors still function the hydraulics. I even powered up the Anyang hammer and bookmarked that I need to fill its oil tank.
It’s a big thing for me that I got the propane hookup, even if only to a burner ring, because I just need to run electricity to one more outlet and I can fire the forge.
I also need to make a little shelter/temple for my statue of ‘Festus, god of the forge. So many things to do!
Cabinets. I have to assemble the cabinets. And put a few things away.
Once the syrup was starting to get thick, I took the whole lot back to the kitchen, where I could control the heat better and had better lighting.
I know what some of you are thinking: “a ground glass stopper? for sugar-water?” but it’s OK, that’s just a temporary bottle and it’s going to be tested on a waffle this weekend.
It is actually quite good!