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    Making Maple Syrup on YouTube

    Hey All! This is an Amazing Group with a Ton invaluable information for the big and small producers. This 2019 season I currently have 41 taps on my property in SW Michigan using lots of homemade...
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    This has been a great thread, this is my method...

    This has been a great thread, this is my method as of the 2018 season https://youtu.be/7FskrCyu_hY
    Improvements I plan to initiate this season as a result of reading this thread. I hope to build a...
  3. I am all set, Thanks so much for the offers, ...

    I am all set, Thanks so much for the offers, happy sugaring
  4. Allegan County headed to Sugar Bush Supplies?

    Hey All,

    So here is a long shot. I’m wondering if there might be anyone headed to Sugar Bush Supplies (in the next couple weeks) that might be willing to share a ride or pickup an order for me. ...
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    I will be using buckets or possibly some short...

    I will be using buckets or possibly some short tubing runs. I’m more concerned with the plumpness or appearance of swelling of the bud and how to judge when it actually swells. I’m guessing from...
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    Tapping Soft Maples and Budding

    Toying around with idea of starting to tap my Soft Maples in order to expand operation. My concern is with the Hards it is easy to keep an eye on the “buds”, however by time it is Syrup season Softs...
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    Thank you, this is helpful, we are very much...

    Thank you, this is helpful, we are very much still at the Backyarder stage, with 9 gallons the most I have ever made in a season. Just trying to figure out if I can produce baking sugar in the...
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    Making Granulated Maple Sugar

    Hey all,

    I made Granulated sugar using a quart of syrup, what is my best storage method? a little video attached
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PvJ0kXr-aw

    Let me know how I did

    Thanks,...
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    I'm glad I stepped away from the edge and waited....

    I'm glad I stepped away from the edge and waited. Took the day off and boiled near 100 gallons on my 28 taps during the 2 day run. Sugar was pretty low, finishing near 2 gallons. It was still...
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    Well thanks for encouragement, the trees along...

    Well thanks for encouragement, the trees along the yard/road are definitely further along than those in the wood. I think I'm going to keep trying and hoping for a run these next couple. Thanks...
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    Feb 28 and I am done, I think

    Well I thought it would be my BIG year. Updated the small setup by building a small RO system that would pull 100 GDP, increased from 19 taps to 28 (all on hard maples), and went with a cone filter...
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    Do I need to wash the buckets?

    My buckets have been on the trees this past week with small amounts of sap getting dumped, however, do I need to pull the buckets and wash them to make sure that the next run of sap does not spoil...
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    27 taps today south of Allegan. Hoping for a...

    27 taps today south of Allegan. Hoping for a freeze tonight. Good flow even with the wind.
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    What is clearance between brick and warming pan? ...

    What is clearance between brick and warming pan? Any figures and results from boiling?
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