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    I've been packing alot of retail syrup this month...

    I've been packing alot of retail syrup this month . Its always kinda busy this time of year. I noticed the last time I was canning that my SmokeyLake bottler had developed a slow leak around the...
  2. Thread: Niter building

    by n8hutch
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    How Hard is your boil? How many years has this...

    How Hard is your boil? How many years has this been an issue? Some years the Niter is considerably worse than others. I would think that you should be able to fill a Barrel before you switch. Have...
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    I think that your best bet would be to ride...

    I think that your best bet would be to ride around and try to find some areas with good amounts of Maples, I would focus on old farm properties and places with slopes that run to the road. Most...
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    I think that I ran about 100 gallons of sap...

    I think that I ran about 100 gallons of sap through mine when they were new, sent it all to the drain, and then I started saving the sap/concentrate after that. You want to soak the membranes for...
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    Looks good. That wont blow open for sure....

    Looks good. That wont blow open for sure. Honestly I think that I was putting my stack up 2 Days before Maple weekend and I had one Cable Handy so that's what it got , and it Has worked, if I had...
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    This is Exactly how I have mine setup too. Wind...

    This is Exactly how I have mine setup too. Wind has maybe blown it open 2 or 3 times in 5 years.
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    I Get the Add Syrup thing, Do it all the time...

    I Get the Add Syrup thing, Do it all the time when my cream sets up more than I expected. But when I hear " Bricks" I think that is beyond just adding Syrup. But maybe not.
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    You should be able to add water, some people use...

    You should be able to add water, some people use distilled water to avoid the minerals in normal household water.
    Boil it back down to something that you can use, may not make cream , but should be...
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    I don't know that their is a legal definition for...

    I don't know that their is a legal definition for maple sugar as far as rules to sell by or anything like that. I know some people that make 2 kinds, one more like brown sugar and one more like...
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    I think that is ideal, the heat/smoke is going to...

    I think that is ideal, the heat/smoke is going to have to hit/go around your pans to get to the exit/out of your fire pit area. The idea is to force the heat up into your pans.

    The only concern...
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    I'd say that looks good for a 50 year young Arch.

    I'd say that looks good for a 50 year young Arch.
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    I would advise against putting 3/16 up on...

    I would advise against putting 3/16 up on anything less than 10% slope . It was never intended for shallow slopes like this, it will work great the first year with clean brand new everything. Most...
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    Your most likely looking at Buttress treads, ...

    Your most likely looking at Buttress treads, Google search Buttress to Npt adapter. The Pik and shovel in newport vt was stocking them, they are a CDL store, you could try them.
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    I used the Grace Tri Flex synthetic roofing...

    I used the Grace Tri Flex synthetic roofing underlayment on mine. Works great and you get pretty good traction on it walking around on the roof. Think I paid about 100 dollars for a big roll of it...
  15. Thread: 52 years

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    Congrats Dave, that's really great, I've been...

    Congrats Dave, that's really great, I've been married 5 years this year, not sure I will live another 47 but I'm going to give it a shot.
  16. Some times it is really critical how much tubing...

    Some times it is really critical how much tubing is out beyond the clamps of the tubing tool, too much or too little and the alignment/geometry can be off and it makes it hard to put fittings in...
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    I got a quote recently for A High Vac Wet Dry...

    I got a quote recently for A High Vac Wet Dry system Tubing part of the system only, no tanks releaser Vacuum pump or anything like that was 15 Dollars a Tap. This was a 3-4 taps per lateral system....
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    I would move the Block that you are hoping that...

    I would move the Block that you are hoping that will be your (vent) or chimney if you will to the top of your firepit, that's where you want the heat is up top, you dont want to be pulling the draft...
  19. Thread: Guzzler usage

    by n8hutch
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    I've got a 12volt guzzler that I would ship and...

    I've got a 12volt guzzler that I would ship and pay for the freight for 500.00, I'm sure that it will pump the same as a 24, battery life is probably not as good. They get big money for those 24volt...
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    Hey Russ , Best wishes up here From the Chatham...

    Hey Russ , Best wishes up here From the Chatham Camp, sounds like you caught it pretty Early? Hopefully it's just a bump in the road on your way to retirement in March. Is your new press air powered?
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    To me it's not what the pump is made of, cast...

    To me it's not what the pump is made of, cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel whatever is fine, it's how the pump is lubricated that would worry me, if I pump out my now 1600 gallon woods tank only...
  22. I have a vertical wall in the back of my firebox...

    I have a vertical wall in the back of my firebox that is basically level with the arch rails and goes back to within 3" of the stack collar before dropping down. It works great but I did get one...
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    That's a very nice looking sugarhouse that you...

    That's a very nice looking sugarhouse that you built, you've got me thinking about painting my board &Batten siding.
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    While I haven't Done this Myself I would think...

    While I haven't Done this Myself I would think if you cleaned the Tank good, then filled it with water and let it sit a Few Days weeks, and took a water Sample and had it tested I think the Tank...
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    This is why I have made it a priority to Have my...

    This is why I have made it a priority to Have my woods tank high enough compared to my loading position so that I can just use Gravity to transfer my sap, no pumps to lug,drain,and or worry about...
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