1. What hand sieve is used to reclaim the flaxseed passing over the No. 7 sieve?
ANSWER. One can use either the 3/64 x 11/32 inch or a 3/64 x 3/8 inch oblong hole sieve. The 3/64 x 11/32 inch sieve is currently not available from Seedburo.
2. The determination of stones is determined after the removal of mechanically separated dockage. Does this mean that the weight of the mechanically separated dockage has to be subtracted from the original weight of the sample to calculate the percent of stones?
ANSWER. Yes. Since stones are determined on the weight of the sample after the removal of mechanically separated dockage (mdkg) the weight of the mdkg has to be subtracted from the original weight to calculate the percent of stones.
Example: Original weight =1028 grams
Mechanically Separated Dockage =14.82 grams
Dockage free sample weight = 1028 – 15 (14.82 rounded)
= 1013 grams