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    I only made candy a couple times, brought to 245...

    I only made candy a couple times, brought to 245 let it cool to 190 stirred a little and poured into molds, let sit over night then took out of molds came out good, as the others said though I...
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    The up coming weather looks pretty good, I will...

    The up coming weather looks pretty good, I will wait see what these taps do, I guess I can always tap new ones next week if need be.
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    Maybe towards end of week I'll tap 2 new trees,...

    Maybe towards end of week I'll tap 2 new trees, it's supposed to be cold all week here, teens at night low 30 s day hopefully a little warm up next week . Thanks again.
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    Ok thanks, I'll hang tight. Hopefully be boiling ...

    Ok thanks, I'll hang tight. Hopefully be boiling again next week,
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    to tap or not to tap

    I'm just wondering if I should tap some new trees, my taps now are about 5 weeks old and not getting much sap, if any at all , it has been pretty cold Temps not getting out of the mid 30 s for a...
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    I've been thinking about tapping birch, how long...

    I've been thinking about tapping birch, how long will the sap last before it goes bad.i can only boil once or twice a week as long as weather is good since I do it outside.so the sap might have to...
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    Another noreaster coming hear Tues into Wednesday...

    Another noreaster coming hear Tues into Wednesday probably hit you sometime later in the week.
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    Thanks for all the info, it will come in handy in...

    Thanks for all the info, it will come in handy in the future, right now I'm not getting sap just to cold, hoping to get some before buds start popping. Hope the season hangs in there for a couple...
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    Ok thanks, for future reference how do I freeze...

    Ok thanks, for future reference how do I freeze them do I just put in zip loc bags or will they stick together
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    Another question, I plan on giving these to...

    Another question, I plan on giving these to family members for Easter, will these hold up in the fridge or should I freeze them. If frozen how will they be when I thaw them out.not sure if...
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    Ok thanks, these molds are gray, maple leaf...

    Ok thanks, these molds are gray, maple leaf shape, next time I will try without spray, hopefully next week I will have more sap been pretty cold here not running to good.thanks for info. Pretty new...
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    Just tasted one and as you said taste great no...

    Just tasted one and as you said taste great no silicone taste,came out of mold easily ,I did spray a little pam on them do you think that is necessary or will they come easily without it.some of...
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    New molds

    Trying my hand at candy again,got some new molds, boiled in water and baking soda as directed, hope the candy doesn't take on the silicone taste, never used molds before. Boiled sap to 245,let cool...
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    We are getting snow now from that noreaster only...

    We are getting snow now from that noreaster only supposed to get 4 or 5 inches from this one, supposed to get near 50 starting sat. Hopefully that will get them dripping, no sap today either.
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    I'm in Northeast pa, it's been pretty cold here...

    I'm in Northeast pa, it's been pretty cold here but we did have some days near 40, I thought it would of ran the last 2 days but I was fooled, last week was 20 s at night low 30 in day didn't think...
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    I'm not sure, I'm pretty new to the maple world,...

    I'm not sure, I'm pretty new to the maple world, it can probably be caused by numerous factors, maybe some of the pros will chime in and give you a better answer.i don't even know how to test the...
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    Been cold here,20 s at night low to mid 30 in the...

    Been cold here,20 s at night low to mid 30 in the day they did run a little yesterday. Thanks
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    end of season?

    Will this cold weather prolong the season, do the buds swell according to temp or amount of daylight, hoping to get some warm weather to get trees to start dripping again, looks like the cold is...
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    Steamed windows is well worth some good syrup,my...

    Steamed windows is well worth some good syrup,my trees started to drip some today 4 or 5 days without a drop, hopefully they'll keep going. Good luck
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    I tapped mine Feb 13 also, still getting good sap...

    I tapped mine Feb 13 also, still getting good sap when weather is right, might tap a couple more if weather looks right which is looking good for next week, unfortunately got a foot of snow today...
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    Thanks, also want to thank you guys for taking...

    Thanks, also want to thank you guys for taking the time to help guys out like me, I know you guys probably don't have a whole lot of time right now. hope someday I can pass on some knowledge to...
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    Did the cold test, it came up short of being...

    Did the cold test, it came up short of being syrup, added to today's finish boil went to 222 before hydrometer called it syrup thanks again
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    Ok thanks, I will do the cold test to see how...

    Ok thanks, I will do the cold test to see how close it is
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    adding finished syrup?

    Last week I finished my sap by thermometer 219 degrees, didn't seen to thick,didn't have a hydrometer ,picked up a hydrometer the other day, boiled down some more sap today and going to finish it...
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    I would say sugar, definitely not silver

    I would say sugar, definitely not silver
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