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  1. Thread: Steam Kettles

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    i use two of them. work great. we make sauces,...

    i use two of them. work great. we make sauces, candy, cream and can syrup through steam kettles

    i also have one im selling for a customer. its posted in the classifieds
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    ***event has been changed to september 28 beyond...

    ***event has been changed to september 28 beyond our control. Please note****
  3. Thread: Maple sugar mixer

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    meat mixers will not be strong enough. if you...

    meat mixers will not be strong enough. if you dont buy a maple machine, then get a Hobart mixer the gears are made to last
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    by the pound. and charge more than what the bulk...

    by the pound. and charge more than what the bulk market is selling for
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    no unfortunately they do not display any...

    no unfortunately they do not display any equipment at this event. But there will be lots of people to discuss something better. :}
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    Ompa annual meeting

    OMPA ANNUAL MEETING IS NEAR DAYTON ,OHIO THIS YEAR NOVEMBER 1 & 2. VISIT www.ohiomaple.org FOR RESERVATIONS AND SCHEDULED EVENTS
  7. Thread: Stainless drums

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    thats true but they are $165, 40's run $175

    thats true but they are $165, 40's run $175
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    any bottling company sells them. make sure they...

    any bottling company sells them. make sure they are food grade and new. heat to 175+ fill and pound the lid on. seals when it cools
  9. Thread: Ro sizing

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    many of the bigger operations are hauling 30%+...

    many of the bigger operations are hauling 30%+ several hours with no issues. if your hauling to a neighbor and he boils it relatively fast there will be no problems. besides dark and very dark are...
  10. Thread: Ro sizing

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    I would get a 2 post expandable. I have one for...

    I would get a 2 post expandable. I have one for sale that does 20+ @1300 gal/hr. That would help you now and later. But at 8000 taps that will 2500 gallons of concentrate
  11. Thread: Stainless drums

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    I have the 15's but they are the same price as...

    I have the 15's but they are the same price as 40's. Erv has 20's but the welds are not lasting on the sunrise. Hopefully they get that fixed. I amin need of some squatty 20's or 30's, if i can find...
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    woods walk/ forest management

    Maple producers of north east ohio will have a woods walk and forestry/timber management seminar september 28, 2019, 9:00am.

    First stop fred ahrens woods. 7904 king rd, ravenna ohio.
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    on the flip side you already own it and it would...

    on the flip side you already own it and it would be VERY hard to trade for something different. I mean your pride and all. :laughing very hard:
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    no need to apologize, i was just stating. abby...

    no need to apologize, i was just stating. abby van da berg has been a big part in this with tim. from what she said the seal around the sapling was not tight enough and every sapling was a different...
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    has nothing to do with a patent. at this point...

    has nothing to do with a patent. at this point they cant make a way to have a good seal for the branch under vacuum and for various sizes.
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    i'd be happy to, but he would be happier with...

    i'd be happy to, but he would be happier with something better.............
  17. Thread: Too late?

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    still fine to clean them . i would use vinegar...

    still fine to clean them . i would use vinegar and hot or boiled water. has to soak 30+ minutes per batch in order to penetrate the plastic and kill the bacteria. if they are more than 3 years old...
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    easy to use and easy to clean. your welcome to...

    easy to use and easy to clean. your welcome to stop in , i have 2 sizes here to check out
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    if i was to plant for this it would be 6" apart...

    if i was to plant for this it would be 6" apart 3' wide rows but as tim said not a production option yet. i see this more usable as a previous cut woods that needs straightened out and retain sap by...
  20. Thread: Agitating sap

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    Speaking of agitating.... Several producers...

    Speaking of agitating....

    Several producers have done this for the last 2 years. At this point they have almost figured out what works and what doesnt. At this years annual meeting cdl dealers had...
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    Its an excellent opportunity for those that have...

    Its an excellent opportunity for those that have had the woods clear cut. I would not advise planting a field , its not going to be financially sound based on the current research and the output of...
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    Not much info on how high they go. Price point...

    Not much info on how high they go. Price point looks the same as cdl, airtech and busch which are much more common with parts floating everywhere
  23. AT OSU THERE ARE HYBRID TREES THEY ARE TAPPING...

    AT OSU THERE ARE HYBRID TREES THEY ARE TAPPING AND RESEARCHING. THEY HAVE TAKEN PLUGS FOR DNA TESTING AND TESTING SAP. HERE IS KATHY SMITH'S EMAIL smith.81@osu.edu. SHE CAN GIVE YOU INSIGHT
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    taste never goes away , it might change for the...

    taste never goes away , it might change for the darker. sounds like it was delicate and still is just different. have someone thats made syrup for a long time try it.
  25. those around us that have bought smoky lake and...

    those around us that have bought smoky lake and sunrise recently are very disappointed post sale. customer service and quality are not what they were when they were smaller companies. no one i know...
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