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  1. Thread: Saginaw

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    Tim - I may put some taps in this weekend we'll...

    Tim - I may put some taps in this weekend we'll see. If you can believe Accuweather it looks as though we may be able to get thru all of March and 1/2 of April before the season ends, all depends on...
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    won't using what you have now at least help the...

    won't using what you have now at least help the boil rate a little
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    I say the same thing every year. Always try to do...

    I say the same thing every year. Always try to do better and fail.
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    Zachary, glad that you have gleaned so much...

    Zachary, glad that you have gleaned so much information from the trader and finally got onto the site welcome. How do you plan on growing your operation from where you are now? I congratulate you on...
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    Just some more knowledge I have learned is that...

    Just some more knowledge I have learned is that some taps don't always run the same as other trees Just give that spot a little time. It may come around if not, it may be a bad spot for the tap and...
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    Time to carry the rifle with you for those...

    Time to carry the rifle with you for those buggers. You must have more snow than we do, we're at about 10-12 inches so the deer can still move around okay. Its the turkeys who are struggling.
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    Vtmbz - Have you talked with the folks at Smoky...

    Vtmbz - Have you talked with the folks at Smoky Lake about the problem. They may be able to help as they make the pan.
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    NhShaun - vent that container some way and you...

    NhShaun - vent that container some way and you won't get that build up of pressure.
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    Galena, the fire brick just lays up against the...

    Galena, the fire brick just lays up against the ceramic blanket which is tight to the outside wall. the ceramic insulation should be cut so it lays inside the arch where you want it nice and firmly...
  10. Thread: Vernon County

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    Mr. Sugar Maple, I just read you post about your...

    Mr. Sugar Maple,
    I just read you post about your trip north and hauling buckets and 100 gallon tanks. Then cheeks hitting the seat. I am sitting in a warm house on the couch and man that just gave...
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    Yeah I feel for you Dave, You gotta love that...

    Yeah I feel for you Dave, You gotta love that blood thinner. I was on it for a short while. For me it sucked for all the food you couldn't eat.
  12. Thread: 2 Taps 1 Bag

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    My experience with a good run day I have had full...

    My experience with a good run day I have had full bags or overflowing bags from one tap. My trees are all sugar maples. When the bag are really full they are sure easier to handle than the buckets.
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    Openwater you do exactly as I have always done...

    Openwater you do exactly as I have always done works great and any water on the lid you can pour off, unless its one of the little grandkids and they get there ahead of you. ha ha
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    I have always used mason jars and that happened...

    I have always used mason jars and that happened to me the first year. Skim it all off and heat it up it should be okay to use. What I noticed was that particular jar looked a little short on syrup....
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    Sticky: Welcome and good luck this year. Sounds like you...

    Welcome and good luck this year. Sounds like you are using buckets, I don't know how cold its been there but here its been cold and may take several warm sunny days before the trees begin to wake up.
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    You can't go wrong with a water and white vinegar...

    You can't go wrong with a water and white vinegar mix. just make sure to rinse well with plain water.
  17. That will work really well, I would only set your...

    That will work really well, I would only set your temperature at 185 degrees.
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    when I did mine I put the pans on the arch and...

    when I did mine I put the pans on the arch and made a small fire and kept it going with water in them so the mortar would cure and i could clean the pans.
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    I use a ketchup type container like a restaurant...

    I use a ketchup type container like a restaurant would have with canola oil and add a drop or two as needed, works great.
  20. Its been my personal experience with buckets and...

    Its been my personal experience with buckets and bags when tapping that there is no difference in the amount of sap produced from the trees, On good days both sides produced well on slow days not so...
  21. Go ahead and put one 5/16 or 1/4 inch tap in them.

    Go ahead and put one 5/16 or 1/4 inch tap in them.
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    Most use the ceramic insulation then firebrick...

    Most use the ceramic insulation then firebrick over that. the refactory cement is how Balrog stated in between the brick and gaps
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    just move to another spot over up and/or down

    just move to another spot over up and/or down
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    I really like using the bags rather than the...

    I really like using the bags rather than the buckets, however I put up a few buckets with my grandkids so they can help. Going to try some 3/16's tubing this year to see how that works.
  25. I stay with the 10" rule also, unless I am in...

    I stay with the 10" rule also, unless I am in line with my tubing then I will bypass those trees and go to the 12" inchers, just my personal preference. I use all 5/16 taps.
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