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    Congrats to H2o, it will be interesting to see if...

    Congrats to H2o, it will be interesting to see if they can get the leader rep I deal with to return my calls. In the meantime CDL gets the money.
    Mark 220 Maple
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    Buying from a privateer is always cheaper! The...

    Buying from a privateer is always cheaper! The owner probably has a ax to grind with the big four! It’s all good until the groundhog is delivering the privateers mail! Will they still be in business!...
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    Maybe someone from H2O innovation will design a...

    Maybe someone from H2O innovation will design a tee with a quick release drop that is vacuum leak proof! The world of maple producers will beat a path to their door!
    Mark 220 Maple
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    I am hoping someone uses them, an can verify they...

    I am hoping someone uses them, an can verify they don’t leak vacuum, the first maple supply manufacturer that makes a quick release fitting that does not leak vacuum, producers will beat a path to...
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    Quick Release Drops

    There is a YouTube video showing a young lady from Varysburg, NY. Title of video,I would Untap that! She has quick release fittings on every drop line, I used quick release fitting years ago where I...
  6. Thread: Tapping 2022

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    Dr. Mike texted me this morning that the gang on...

    Dr. Mike texted me this morning that the gang on the Dryfork still producing, dark strong robust flavor, I was in there Thursday and the sap was coming in at a pretty good rate, had 16000 gallons in...
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    CanaanMaple Darn shame your sap turned buddy,...

    CanaanMaple
    Darn shame your sap turned buddy, two weeks of good sap gathering weather! Nothing like snow and single digits!
    Mark 220 Maple
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    CanaanMaple, Per text from one of the Seven...

    CanaanMaple,
    Per text from one of the Seven Brothers sap still running at SpruceKnob Maple, I’ve heard rumors that most of Pa. is down!
    Mark 220 Maple
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    The Biggest Fish perfect explanation kh7722, if...

    The Biggest Fish perfect explanation kh7722, if they have 29 hg they are tapping at the beach, max vacuum at sea level 29.92.
    Mark 220 Maple
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    Foaming is the probably sign of bacteria, syrup...

    Foaming is the probably sign of bacteria, syrup will be ropey if loaded with bacteria! Just saying
    Mark 220 Maple
  11. Thread: Tapping 2022

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    CanaanMaple, Dr. Mike told me Friday that are...

    CanaanMaple,
    Dr. Mike told me Friday that are buddies at SpruceKnob Maple releaser was dumping every minute Friday, they was getting around 3600 gallons of sap a hour, most certainly had 20000...
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    Ok Dr. Tim Iím irritated now! Not really, I do like to poke fun towards you and other, most recent example when I referenced my friends walnut bush that was averaging 100 taps per acre! That being...
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    Canaan Maple I will give you the same answer I...

    Canaan Maple
    I will give you the same answer I gave Dr. Mike! Maybe Yes Maybe No. my last boil still producing pretty lite syrup, Oldtimer Ivan Puffenbarger always said they will run black then...
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    Last night most certainly the last official boil...

    Last night most certainly the last official boil of 2022, two days of 70s, daffodilís bloomed and the peepers was singing for the first time, even the heavy female peepers was singing loud,so it is...
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    Chasing the sweet

    Just curious how low sugar content do most run down to when chasing the sweet from the membrane, I usually go too 2 percent, even though Iím leaving sugar in the membrane that will be washed down the...
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    CanaanMaple The forecast might be prefect for...

    CanaanMaple
    The forecast might be prefect for you, but not for me, approximately 30 air miles in West Virginia causes Syrup producers turn grey like me��
    Mark 220 Maple
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    I just bought a long one, it goes from 0 to 15,...

    I just bought a long one, it goes from 0 to 15, had a short one that only went to 8, needed for the RO, I knew I was going beyond 8 percent, now I know for sure.
    Mark 220 Maple
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    How the weather has changed, went from Alaska to...

    How the weather has changed, went from Alaska to the Florida in three days, looks likes maybe four days of good sap weather then no freeze in sight! Last year last boil on March 11, don’t look...
  19. Thread: Walnut woes

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    I doubt I will be of much help for you, my friend...

    I doubt I will be of much help for you, my friend has 709 walnut taps that was tapped no more than three weeks ago, at the present time he around 12 gallons of near syrup, has 11 quarts of pectin,...
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    Metabolism, good luck getting rid of it,250 is...

    Metabolism, good luck getting rid of it,250 is beyond candy syrup for me so done stir it! Buckeye Gold do you add distilled water as soon as it reaches 250?
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    Get ready Darkmachine, this may be the first...

    Get ready Darkmachine, this may be the first warm up after being in the teens that we don’t have wind gusts above 20 mph! I got some sap yesterday in high winds, nothing like trying to look for...
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    Darkmachine, For your post it seem your having...

    Darkmachine,
    For your post it seem your having fun, the last post from me suggested tapping more trees, after three boils of OMG (one man gang) I’m having second thought about tapping more trees! My...
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    Gyspy moths catch a virus and die if it is a wet Spring in our area, it’s a crazy world, I can only hope no bug or virus comes from China that kills humans? Emerald Ash bore killed multi-millions of...
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    Rockport, Just picked up a long stem 0 to 15 sap...

    Rockport,
    Just picked up a long stem 0 to 15 sap hydrometer, my old one only went to 8, when ROing it would float it way above the 8 so therefore sort of a guess how sweet I was actually making it...
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    Mason bee did the same to my 11 year old double...

    Mason bee did the same to my 11 year old double canister Lappierre releaser, apparently after you broke up his happy home he moved to Pendleton County!
    Mark 220 Maple
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