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    Been a crazy season to say the least here. 3...

    Been a crazy season to say the least here. 3 weeks of fast and furious. Had one small area that was a problem, but with some changes to the way the mainline and it should work out fine. Bottled 30...
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    I upgraded too 2" x 3/8" angle 4 years ago and...

    I upgraded too 2" x 3/8" angle 4 years ago and never had an issue yet. Trick is to fill them with fine ashes and let them pack right full. Doesn't matter if I run AUF or natural draft.
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    Been going pretty good here so far. Sugar started...

    Been going pretty good here so far. Sugar started out at 1.8 then topped out at 2.2 and back down now at 1.5. So the RO is getting a work out, but working great for the money I have into it. Made all...
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    Finally got too boil Friday night. Great to be...

    Finally got too boil Friday night. Great to be back at it for the season. Got the rig all sweetend up and made a couple gallons of amber on sunday afternoon. Sap started too roll in on Sunday around...
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    Looks like the cold weather is holding on. Got...

    Looks like the cold weather is holding on. Got 220 in so for and should finish with about 300 altogether. Looked back in my notes the last several years and we have boiled atleast 2-3 times by now....
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    Hello everyone. Been busy here finishing up some...

    Hello everyone. Been busy here finishing up some loose ends in the tank/ro room. Checked over the woods on Monday and start drilling holes tomorrow. Hope everyone has an awesome season. Take care.
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    Had a good season here. The RO helped out a lot...

    Had a good season here. The RO helped out a lot this year with all the low sugar sap. Worth its weight in gold..... Ended with 25 gallons of great tasting syrup so no complaints here. Took down two...
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    If we can hold out thru this warm up the temps...

    If we can hold out thru this warm up the temps looking good for the next couple of weeks. Boiled some 4 percent the other night, have to be on your toes with that stuff. Makes it nice to keep up...
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    Looks like It may thaw out today, need some sap...

    Looks like It may thaw out today, need some sap before the weekend. Temps look real good for next two weeks and I hope its right. Be nice two get a little higher sugar content out of these runs, my...
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    Kinda the same here. Flooded for a couple days....

    Kinda the same here. Flooded for a couple days. Finally got my parts and pieces together for a small RO build I'm doing, Hope to try it out on next run. Let it flow......
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    Been going good so far. Even with this wacky...

    Been going good so far. Even with this wacky weather. Sugar has came up some to around 1.7. The small RO has been working over time. Color and taste have been excellent this year. Take care.
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    Glad to be back at it. Had the rig up and running...

    Glad to be back at it. Had the rig up and running sat and sun for a few hrs each night and everything went great. Sugar is low 1.3-1.5 hope that comes around some. Thinking a bigger RO is on the list...
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    Got 2/3 of the taps in so far. Nice to be back at...

    Got 2/3 of the taps in so far. Nice to be back at it again. Glad it was running some to clear out the lines and then in the tank they went. That's a first for me to have happen in the same day....
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    Crazy weather to say the least... Been up on the...

    Crazy weather to say the least... Been up on the hill several times to remove branches and cut a few blow downs. Lost one good tree and had to fix some mainline that suffered that wrath. Hopefully...
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    Had a good year here on the hill. The weather was...

    Had a good year here on the hill. The weather was odd again for sure. The syrup this year was darker than usual but has a excellent flavor to it. Clean up is almost done and taps all pulled. Have a...
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    Had a good weekend at the shack. Had a good turn...

    Had a good weekend at the shack. Had a good turn out on Saturday, but Sunday was a lot slower. Made a couple gallons of dark which is a lot for a tour weekend. Looks like maybe some more sap in the...
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    Been pretty busy here on the hill. Sugar content...

    Been pretty busy here on the hill. Sugar content is running low. A lot of wood burned = not a lot of syrup made. Running the little RO constant now is helping with that. Overall not a bad year, just...
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    How's everyone doing out there?? This weather is...

    How's everyone doing out there?? This weather is odd to say the least..... 72 degrees here on Saturday and Sunday morning it's 28. I finished up everything Thursday night and cleaned out everything...
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    Finished some plumbing to the headtank last...

    Finished some plumbing to the headtank last night. Got all setup and started a fire 7:00 pm and kicked off the 2017 season for us. Loving the hood and pre-heater, warm condensate will be awesome to...
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    Ran some 3/16 Saturday and tapped 35 of them and...

    Ran some 3/16 Saturday and tapped 35 of them and they filled the lines by sunday night. I'm thinking its too early for go time. Still need to plumb new head tank to the preheater, And all the other...
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    AWSOME JOB!!! Looks great You will enjoy it for...

    AWSOME JOB!!! Looks great You will enjoy it for a very long time.
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    They start around $50 up thru.

    They start around $50 up thru.
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    Leader evaporator cuts them to order.

    Leader evaporator cuts them to order.
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    Cleanup is almost done. The evaporator is all...

    Cleanup is almost done. The evaporator is all unbricked and ready to come out of the shack. Pans are at the fab shop and arch is headed there this weekend for some modifications. new steamhood is...
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    Fat lady is singing here. Back pan let out some...

    Fat lady is singing here. Back pan let out some off smells tonight and syrup has a cooking grade taste. It's been a good season for what we were dealt. Let the cleanup begin......
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