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    I'll join in the chorus....I don't think I would...

    I'll join in the chorus....I don't think I would have any concern of contaminates, but I would fear some people may think it's disrespectful of their ancestors and families to work in a cemetery. I'd...
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    Looking into our future sugar season

    I was wondering if anyone is preparing differently with all the Covid-19 news and fears? I was concerned that looming restrictions may affect material supplies from suppliers. I ordered everything I...
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    Let me put this way, What if you put a sign out...

    Let me put this way, What if you put a sign out at your sales point or a notice on your containers saying, "this syrup made by using reconditioned carwash equipment, use at your own risk". How much...
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    Ditto, this. I use a putty knife to scrape off...

    Ditto, this. I use a putty knife to scrape off the rail and pan. If doing new then and your worried about it moving when putting the pan on then I'm not sure. Maybe a very small drop of something...
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    Are you using sugar maples or red/other maples? I...

    Are you using sugar maples or red/other maples? I don't think it's your methods, flavor is more determined by your trees. Maybe Dr. Tim can comment and give some insight
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    I like what you said sugarbear and there is some...

    I like what you said sugarbear and there is some very good info on this thread. I never meant to imply there wasn't and my angst was mostly over what you call I have watched because I am interested...
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    I have watched this thread and being totally...

    I have watched this thread and being totally honest I have said in mind several times, "OMG ain't this over yet"! It has become a pissing match and no one wants piss in their syrup making. I have...
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    Do yourself a favor and get some sriracha sauce...

    Do yourself a favor and get some sriracha sauce and put on the lines at the trees or on the tree. Teach the squirrels not to mess with it or you'll be repairing lines come tapping time.
  9. I have leader semi rigid and I have used 5/16th...

    I have leader semi rigid and I have used 5/16th but only on the low ends of my laterals where they won't disrupt natural vacuum, they will slip and they may leak a tad, but they are handy to have on...
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    if I find mold in a section it get's replaced. I...

    if I find mold in a section it get's replaced. I go to the nearest two trees and cut in a new tees and replace the whole section. If it's a long run to one of the trees I may add a coupler and just...
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    It will work. I'd suggest adding a variable speed...

    It will work. I'd suggest adding a variable speed switch in your sugar shack. You can adjust it and turn it off at will. I have this one and it works great:
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  12. If using wire yes it helps. Slip a piece of...

    If using wire yes it helps. Slip a piece of tubing over the end and use it as padding as a loop. Don't twist a wire tight on your line you want a loop. You can also use hollow core rope or...
  13. two word reply....side ties

    two word reply....side ties
  14. You need slope all the way to the mainline. Run...

    You need slope all the way to the mainline. Run all your 3/16th down slope far enough to keep drop in it, the more the better. If possible keep fall after your last tap for 20-30 feet. The mainline...
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    I had one a few years ago that had some form of...

    I had one a few years ago that had some form of syrup in it that was hard to clean. I finally poured about a quart of bleach in it filled with water, let set 12 hrs and repeated. After that I...
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    Beech are not a problem around me. Most of our...

    Beech are not a problem around me. Most of our woods are oak dominate anyway and you won't find many dense stands of beech/Maple. My own woods is 75% oak, hickory and beech. I have one area that is...
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    Fall journal and updates

    It's been a while since anyone posted anything and since cool weather was here I thought I'd start this thread to see what sugar makers are up to.

    I have been working firewood mostly and clearing...
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    I agree with the forester suggestion. I have a...

    I agree with the forester suggestion. I have a 50/50 mix in my woods and have harvested most of the larger non maples. It's about basal density. If you have a high stem count then thinning will let...
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    Yes if you are using a common password and login where information is it's a concern. I do not, every site has different log in and passwords.
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    It's just fermented sap and then vinegar. Ever...

    It's just fermented sap and then vinegar. Ever drink any wine, whiskey or beer....similar process. Sure it will mold if left long enough and even spoil, but so will any fermented food. I will...
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    condolences for you and your family Count your...

    condolences for you and your family

    Count your memories as treasures. My dad died when I was a young man. One thing I wish, is he never met my wife or knew his grandkids and I wish he had. He also...
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    I am behind where I usually am on wood, but still...

    I am behind where I usually am on wood, but still have enough for next year. I'm usually two years ahead, but some health issue and really wet weather has stopped my wood processing. My cousins cut...
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    if you want any vinegar, you got to keep an eye...

    if you want any vinegar, you got to keep an eye on it. Heat and time just makes it spoil, as your culture dies. By the time most check their pans it's a slimy goo. It doesn't always make vinegar....
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    I am in SeanD's camp. I had this happen too and...

    I am in SeanD's camp. I had this happen too and all he said is pretty spot on. My wife and I bottle from a stainless pot and we stir constantly. All our glass is room temperature. we bottle at 185...
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    I do like bmbmkr and do the sap soak, If you...

    I do like bmbmkr and do the sap soak, If you catch it before it molds or get's too funky you can filter off some of the Maple Vinegar for salad dressings and cooking. You'll need to pasteurize it...
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