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    When the trees go buddy you will taste it in the...

    When the trees go buddy you will taste it in the sap and in the syrup. I've already pulled my taps where I am. I haven't seen any temps below freezing for almost 3 weeks.
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    If you use good pre filters they will get a large...

    If you use good pre filters they will get a large portion of the nitter out of the syrup. You can simply decant the syrup after that. Which is to pack it up and let it sit on a shelf for a while. All...
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    At least some of my trees started going buddy....

    At least some of my trees started going buddy. The sap I was getting at the beginning of the week tasted bitter and off coming directly out of the tubing. I've already started cleaning and pack up...
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    Given what you are trying to do something like...

    Given what you are trying to do something like this would be easy to use and move the sap quickly. Its not submersible but you can just stick a suction hose into the tank the same as you would drop...
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    Does it have to be submersible? You have a lot...

    Does it have to be submersible? You have a lot more options and will get much better flow rates with a pump mounted on the top or side of the tank.
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    Concrete insulates better because it has air...

    Concrete insulates better because it has air bubbles trapped in it. Fire brick has no air in it.

    The trapped air is part of what makes concrete fail in a fire.
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    I think all the bugs and woodland critters might...

    I think all the bugs and woodland critters might agree with you on that. The rest of this week is way too warm around me to keep sap for more than a day or two.
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    Another late cold spell and weekend warm up gone...

    Another late cold spell and weekend warm up gone by and another 150 gallons of sap collected. Had a late night boiling last night and probably another late boil today.

    I swear I heard tree frogs...
  9. 55 gallon drum evaporator with steam table pans...

    55 gallon drum evaporator with steam table pans or a cinder block arch are the most economical ways of dealing with that volume of sap. Both are wood fired which may or may not work for you.

    Next...
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    Nothing to be sorry for. I think it's awesome...

    Nothing to be sorry for. I think it's awesome that you like the setup and it's working for you.

    It is certainly noisy from the reverberations in the stack but that's a function of the small...
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    It's more of an oil burner concern. Not to say...

    It's more of an oil burner concern. Not to say you are completely concern free burning wood. You should still avoid chlorine and store your pan in a dry place.

    Another thing to consider is these...
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    If it smells and tastes fine it should be good to...

    If it smells and tastes fine it should be good to go.
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    You could always just get more 5/16 tubing and...

    You could always just get more 5/16 tubing and just add to the 10 you have already. 10 feet of tubing isn't that long of a run.

    You could also try a price of sheet metal over the coil you have...
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    Those started on the bottom and worked their way...

    Those started on the bottom and worked their way up through the metal. How is the pan stored in the off season? It's classic pinhole corrosion caused by prolonged exposure to a warm and corrosive...
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    It's not the carbon so much that you are...

    It's not the carbon so much that you are concerned about. Its the sulfur oxides in the exhaust getting trapped in the soot that then turn to sulfuric acid when exposed to moisture in the air. The...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Sealant-Adhesive-O...

    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Sealant-Adhesive-Original-Version/dp/B01F9HCCFE

    Amazon can have it to you by tomorrow.
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    Your draft blower is mounted in the front and...

    Your draft blower is mounted in the front and pushing the fire towards the back of the evaporator. That's likely why you have a slightly colder spot in the front. You could try looking into how your...
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    Also no moths but flys and mosquitoes. That and...

    Also no moths but flys and mosquitoes. That and another 60 gallons of sap since yesterday afternoon.

    The pan is back up to a boil hopefully I will get thru all the sap today.
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    Ive got some room on the evaporator to cook those...

    Ive got some room on the evaporator to cook those steamers that sounds delicious.
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    Picked up 120 gallons of sap since Sunday. Not...

    Picked up 120 gallons of sap since Sunday. Not spectacular but it's enough to crank up the evaporator and start reducing it.

    The tubing is still running very strong so I'm guessing I will have a...
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    My lines are moving today temp has been around 40...

    My lines are moving today temp has been around 40 since 10am. Not much sun though to really get things moving.

    Monday and Tuesday should make for better days
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    Maple mojitos in the summer are pretty amazing....

    Maple mojitos in the summer are pretty amazing. Use the syrup to replace the simple syrup.

    A friend of mine swears by maple Manhattans.

    Actually pretty much any cocktail that uses sugar or...
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    Stayed up late Thursday to finish boiling before...

    Stayed up late Thursday to finish boiling before the freeze. Jarred up a little over 2 gallons of syrup. Makes 7.5 gallons finished and packed so far this season.

    It hit 8 here this morning, I'm...
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    So my thinking to pumping into the bottom of the...

    So my thinking to pumping into the bottom of the coil is to avoid fighting any air bubbles in the copper tube. The pump pushes any air right up and out the top. When operating the coil at low flow...
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    I paid my membership dues into the club this year...

    I paid my membership dues into the club this year but I have yet to receive my entrance award. It's only been a few boils so far this season so there is still plenty of time for it to arrive.

    My...
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