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  1. Had to break my stick off yesterday...my sap had...

    Had to break my stick off yesterday...my sap had a slightly sour smell but the concentrate concerned me..boiled some on my kitchen stove to test..dumped what i had..was blessed with a great season.
  2. Riding the razors edge

    Riding the razors edge
  3. I got boiling as soon as the r.o was rinsing..i...

    I got boiling as soon as the r.o was rinsing..i have my 2 head tanks above my sap tanks in the tank room and i saw i was running out of room in my one head tank i wanted to use so i kept droping...
  4. Sap in the sugarhouse is fine..going thru the r.o...

    Sap in the sugarhouse is fine..going thru the r.o at 47.3 deg,,,,8.5 perm 1.75 con. Making 5.8 ish%......glad i did not crunch it yesterday..i would much rather have 1%sap at 70deg than 6%con at 70...
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    Been following your season with interest..glad...

    Been following your season with interest..glad you are getting some goods runs here at the end..good luck!
  6. Russ...thats the funny thing about...

    Russ...thats the funny thing about syrup...everyone has their own idea about what tastes good.its pretty subjective...glad you had a decent year..ahh the days of $4lb syrup...i will never forget as...
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    To be honest with you i cant really remember what...

    To be honest with you i cant really remember what i did not like about the hydrotherm,but,,,,tried them a couple of times.bont care for them..i do remember they tzke a bit to get a good reading.....i...
  8. Russ..was your sap buddy? 700 in the...

    Russ..was your sap buddy?
    700 in the tank,,running in slowly bout 120gph/hr im guessing..no off flavor in sap and its crystal clear..not much sugar in it but ill take it..
    Hoping for...
  9. Jeeze come on guys,,just get some boots on..skip...

    Jeeze come on guys,,just get some boots on..skip the coffe lets go see whats in the tank!!
  10. Had 1700 gal that ran today crunched by 7 boiling...

    Had 1700 gal that ran today crunched by 7 boiling at 830 done at 1030 made 35 gal.. just fnished hauling in 1000 more gal and still running at 180gph..
    FULL TANKS IN THE MORNING
  11. WHAT A DAY!!! Sap was pounding today..had the...

    WHAT A DAY!!!
    Sap was pounding today..had the tank empty at 10am got 500 at noon, 500 at 2, 500 4,,was boiling by 5 and getting in my truck to haul a load at 10 30,,made 75 gal of my favorite, SSW...
  12. Hill is going to get a rest this year. Rte11 has...

    Hill is going to get a rest this year. Rte11 has kept me plenty busy with excelant production..looking like one of my more profitable years here..
  13. Did not really start running here till noon..got...

    Did not really start running here till noon..got 1000 gal with 500 still waiting for me..just started the r.o....i dont like to run the ro and boil unless i have 2500 gal of sap..but im very aware of...
  14. Snow ice and cold here..rte11 was bone dry at 10,...

    Snow ice and cold here..rte11 was bone dry at 10, my last visit..hauled some syrup to market..snow ice and cold down country,,got back at 6.30 and stopped at the tank on my way grocery shopping...
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    Wow..11 gallons...that sucks...i got 100 gal thru...

    Wow..11 gallons...that sucks...i got 100 gal thru my press yesterday...amazing you are that far ahead of me in the season
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    Sit down with a piece of paper and do some math...

    Sit down with a piece of paper and do some math on return on your investment (r.o.i).....seriously,,how much you will spend on buying what you need and what you know you can sell your syrup for..not...
  17. It was raining when i left my house this morning...

    It was raining when i left my house this morning after sap,,snowing pretty well at the tank at rte11 (10 miles and a hill away) mabey 600 in the tank and trickeling in...got back and started...
  18. O.k. everyon has their rubber boots and rain...

    O.k. everyon has their rubber boots and rain gear today? Interested to see what this rain does to the trees..should really knock down the snow and ice and pull a bunch of the frost out of the...
  19. Wound up hauling in 3000 gal o sap...

    Wound up hauling in 3000 gal o sap today..surprising me how long it takes to get ready to boil...had another top come down which dropped vac to 20..got it back to 25..hard run which is still going,...
  20. 1 a.m. when i got the r.o washed..interested to...

    1 a.m. when i got the r.o washed..interested to see whats in the woods tank..my forcast just changed to alot cooler..had a little frost last night..feel all bright eyed and bushy tailed after a soild...
  21. Made 45 gallons this morning,made it to my...

    Made 45 gallons this morning,made it to my daughters game, tank was empty at 5am. Some friends picked up 300 gallons of sap and when i checked the tank at 4 it had 1400 gallons in it..crunching it...
  22. Got to the tank at 3am..about 3 inches from the...

    Got to the tank at 3am..about 3 inches from the top trucked in 1400 gal that ran since 4pm friday.
    No freeze still running over 100gph..did not time it..
  23. Wondering what happend to the day...got 900...

    Wondering what happend to the day...got 900 gallons trucked in this morning and sap started running hard..not too sweet..did not check but wound up with 600 gal of 7% washed the r.o. restarted...
  24. We had high winds last night that took down...

    We had high winds last night that took down sevral branches and a top wrecking a booster and pulling out some taps..was surprised to see 400 gal in the tank and more surprised to see 12 inch o...
  25. While i was boiling yesterday i noticed my...

    While i was boiling yesterday i noticed my bricks on the drivers side oc my arch are starting to sag down away from my arch rail sith one looking like its starting to crumbel...i have to fix that...
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