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    i think i'll also try that next year... sick of...

    i think i'll also try that next year... sick of scrubbing. the only reason i haven't, is i HATE the cleaning process and would rather get it done and over with as soon as possible and not have to do...
  2. my evaporator, from Thor, is very similar to the...

    my evaporator, from Thor, is very similar to the drawing of PaulRenaud's post, except it's a raised flue 30"x8. so where he has the two drops in the arch, mine raises up (like a ramp) to about 1/2"...
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    we've been having perfect weather the last week...

    we've been having perfect weather the last week or so for sap production up here in the NEK. sort of wish it was March again... but the sight of green grass and ducks and geese on the pond is rather...
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    there are a couple guys near me still going......

    there are a couple guys near me still going... however they're up close to 2000 feet in elevation! my hunting camp is about that high... 1950 feet. was up there last weekend checking things out and...
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    how much of a benefit do you get form changing...

    how much of a benefit do you get form changing the drops every 3-5 years if yo are using cv's? i thought i read that it isn't a big issue if using cv's, to extend drop replacement? i use cv's and...
  6. Thread: tree size

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    i tap a handful of trees that are 9" give or...

    i tap a handful of trees that are 9" give or take. i tend to look for how healthy the crown of the tree is, or the tree is in general. i've found that a smaller tree with a good crown heals the...
  7. Thread: Blueberries

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    hope you don't mind me piggy backing your thread...

    hope you don't mind me piggy backing your thread Spud?! is it safe to assume that i could transplant a blueberry bush now? or is it too late and should wait till fall? i have one bush that grew...
  8. Thread: Blueberries

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    my wife and i have a dozen blueberry bushes. we...

    my wife and i have a dozen blueberry bushes. we used to use holly tone, but switched to this fox farm product and it works very, very well! we buy ours online, but a lot of ace hardware stores, ag...
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    some of the guys up this way are still rocking...

    some of the guys up this way are still rocking and rolling. if it weren't for low sugar content and budding soft maples, i may be as well. was un tapping and flushing lines yesterday and the sap...
  10. I have an evaporator from Thor (quebec mfg). ...

    I have an evaporator from Thor (quebec mfg). it's a 30" x 8' raised flue (7" flues). the part of the arch that is under the flue pan is just like you have made. however being an 8' long arch,...
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    one type of maple pie i make is very simple. not...

    one type of maple pie i make is very simple. not sure if it's the type you're thinking of. i don't have a recipe per say, but this is all i do. make a pie crust (i usually use leftover scraps from...
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    threw in the towel last night. the steam started...

    threw in the towel last night. the steam started to get a hint of an odd taste and sugar content had been hanging at 1.2 for 3-4 days. syrup still tasted good however. think some of my soft maples...
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    i got a gpt run yesterday... like spud, mainly my...

    i got a gpt run yesterday... like spud, mainly my west and north facing bush. testing 1.3%. thermometer read 28 this a.m at 530, so hoping to have a decent run today and tomorrow, then i'm tossing...
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    sap is coming in hard right now (125-130 gallons...

    sap is coming in hard right now (125-130 gallons since 9 this a.m on 330 taps... good job cv spouts!)... but testing a measly 1.2% and clouding up. looking like a slight freeze tonight but a better...
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    i've gotten a hair over a gallon per tap the last...

    i've gotten a hair over a gallon per tap the last 4 days running... with lite freezes at night... 29 to 30 for a few hours. sugar jumped saturday from 1.3 to 1.8... then back down to 1.2 yesterday. ...
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    Spud, i'm at 1200 feet. i'm staying in the game...

    Spud, i'm at 1200 feet. i'm staying in the game until i run out of wood. i figure i have enough to get through another 1500 or so gallons of sap. 2/3rds of my trees are red maples. could be part...
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    collected a hair under a gpt of sap yesterday...

    collected a hair under a gpt of sap yesterday from 230 p.m to 530 this a.m. testing a measly 1.3%. still running alright and should pick up as the day goes. i'm at about .34 gallons of syrup per...
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    i'm curious as to why you want to get it spotless...

    i'm curious as to why you want to get it spotless again? only because, after the first boil next year, it'll be all soot again! not saying it's a bad idea... just curious if it is actually worth it...
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    my sap started trickling in about noon, but now...

    my sap started trickling in about noon, but now it's running real hard! hope the sugar content is decent . after tomorrow night and Saturday we don't have any freezes in the forecast. some 32-33's...
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    bout the same in Derby yesterday. sap was at...

    bout the same in Derby yesterday. sap was at 1.5. sure does take a lot of wood to make syrup boiling 1.5 sap... has me thinking of what sugar content isn't really worth boiling... not that i'll...
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    is anyone experiencing an abnormally high...

    is anyone experiencing an abnormally high concentration of nitre this year? mine is supper fine and a lot of it! i can only get through about 150 gallons of sap (non ro) before i need to shut down...
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    the short freeze up certainly helped me today! ...

    the short freeze up certainly helped me today! have about 125 gallons in the tank, from my 330 taps, since 6 this a.m. sap sugar tested 1.8 for yesterdays boil... hope today's is similar.
  23. most liquor stores around here are also groceries...

    most liquor stores around here are also groceries stores, gas stations or the like. booze brings in a lot of tax $ the Gov't is going to need !!
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    i'm at 1200 feet at my house and i got a freeze...

    i'm at 1200 feet at my house and i got a freeze last night. certainly not a hard freeze. it was 32 at 8 p.m last night and 30-31 this a.m at 5. hope that kicks the trees into gear a bit as the...
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    ended up with a hair over 2 gpt yesterday between...

    ended up with a hair over 2 gpt yesterday between 9 a.m and 530 this a.m. i had 32 on the thermometer this a.m, be nice if that dropped a few degrees for a few hours. sap was at 1.9 and we're...
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