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    Yup...big place. Plan on spending a good bit of...

    Yup...big place. Plan on spending a good bit of time there. There is the main building, both upstairs and downstairs. Then some stuff outside. Then more stuff in the other building. Bring a big...
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    I can't speak to the design of his rig, but you...

    I can't speak to the design of his rig, but you are correct that most air injection units (for evaporators) lay near the bottom of the pans (flue or syrup pans).

    Make sure you have some way of...
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    No luck here.

    No luck here.
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    Nice looking place Mike. Well thought out. Best...

    Nice looking place Mike. Well thought out. Best of luck in the upcoming season.
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    With that approach you are probably getting close...

    With that approach you are probably getting close to maximal sap production yields for your site (reasonably comparable to pumped high vacuum), that is...as long as you're good at detecting/repairing...
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    You might want to watch Art's updated video at:...

    You might want to watch Art's updated video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlxsCiI5Ano

    First 20 sec of the video he states "...we found that cleaning lines with water was not sufficient." He...
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    As John says, put the blower FAR away from where...

    As John says, put the blower FAR away from where you are working. Those things can be really LOUD. In addition, keep the air inlet away from any sources of fumes...whether from vehicles...
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    3/16" tubing is workable IF you do a really good...

    3/16" tubing is workable IF you do a really good job sanitizing it each year (most likely bleach) OR you plan on changing out all fittings every 3 years. Either approach will be effective. If you...
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    Looks nice Mike. Hope it brings in lots of sales...

    Looks nice Mike. Hope it brings in lots of sales for you.
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    Happy Constitution Day!

    Over 200 years and going strong....

    http://www.uvm.edu/~constitu
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    Sure I remember Pet Rocks. The creator of that...

    Sure I remember Pet Rocks. The creator of that fad made $15M at a cost of almost nothing. The lesson from that...give the customer what they want.
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    Here is the performance chart Dave was referring...

    Here is the performance chart Dave was referring to.

    http://www.equipementsderabliere.elapierre.com/down/gestion/groupeproduit/84/files/2.pdf
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    Interesting question. The SYRUP could certainly...

    Interesting question. The SYRUP could certainly be organic certified, but not sure about the other ingredients. I doubt any certifying agency would certify (for example) coffee beans or vanilla...
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    The EAB populations will crash once the ash trees...

    The EAB populations will crash once the ash trees are gone. They have no other hosts, except perhaps the white fringetree. EAB is very specific to members of the ash family.

    Although it is...
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    Cut down that little sapling growing in the...

    Cut down that little sapling growing in the center of the arch at the base of the stem and count the rings, add about 10 yrs for building up some leaf litter for it to grow in. That would give you...
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    If anyone is making their own trap, especially if...

    If anyone is making their own trap, especially if you're pulling higher vacuum levels, it is a good idea to make it so you can open them up enough to be able to remove a stuck ball. They can really...
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    CFM is flow of air in a pipe. Flow rate in a...

    CFM is flow of air in a pipe. Flow rate in a pipe (vacuum is just low pressure) is related to radius of the pipe, length of pipe, viscosity of the material (air...not viscous at all), and the...
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    Might help for microbes that float...not for...

    Might help for microbes that float...not for those that sink. If you constantly stirred it perhaps, but UV penetration through syrup is VERY low...very top surface only. Keeping it cold would help.
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    Yes, coffee-infused maple syrup contains caffeine...

    Yes, coffee-infused maple syrup contains caffeine and coffee flavor compounds.
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    All the UVM PMRC research papers are now posted...

    All the UVM PMRC research papers are now posted to https://mapleresearch.org/search/?_sf_s=Proctor&sort_order=date%20desc

    MapleResearch.org is a website where you can find recent and older...
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    No. It would reduce aerobic spoilage, but not...

    No. It would reduce aerobic spoilage, but not anaerobic degradation (fermentation).
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    Infusing and barrel-aging is a relatively recent...

    Infusing and barrel-aging is a relatively recent trend. It is a way to add value to syrup, and to increase sales and revenue. If the customer wants it...do it.
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    Musty is a hard one, and can happen with filters...

    Musty is a hard one, and can happen with filters that are not stored properly. You should rinse them with HOT HOT HOT water before using them, and smell them first to be sure they have no odor. At...
  24. Some folks will insulate the doghouse, and put a...

    Some folks will insulate the doghouse, and put a small long-life candle inside on marginal nights to prevent freeze-ups.
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    The larger companies also have a "nitrogen...

    The larger companies also have a "nitrogen blanket" introduced into the top of the tank to reduce spoilage.
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