Diatomaceous Earth for Syrup Filtration


In just a few months, maple syrup will be harvested in the Northeast United States. That means syrup filtration will also begin soon to bring that sweet, thick liquid to your customer’s home. The most popular and effective method for filtering syrup is diatomaceous earth.

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth for Syrup Filtration

First, it’s helpful to know why it works. Diatoms have a wide variety of shapes and a honeycomb-like structure. The pores within and between the cell walls are so small, they trap bacteria, clay particles, some viruses, and other suspended solids from liquids. This helps make liquids—like syrup—cleaner with reduced solids and contaminant levels, which is incredibly important for health and appearance.

The Process

  1. Add about two cups of diatomaceous earth directly into about five gallons of syrup. Stir it all around.
  2. The diatomaceous earth cakes and takes out the excess minerals.
  3. Pump syrup through canister filter into the barrel.

For more information about how to use diatomaceous earth for syrup filtration, watch the video below, courtesy of Forest Farming.

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