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    Yes it is. I will have a new sign after the...

    Yes it is. I will have a new sign after the season which looks like my avatar.
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    My arch firebox needs a rebuild. May delay my...

    My arch firebox needs a rebuild. May delay my start a bit. I'm going to cast new sides for the box as the firebrick does not seem to hold up well, mainly from chucking in the wood while the air is...
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    Yes it was, but I'm holding out for another week...

    Yes it was, but I'm holding out for another week to 10 days. My arch is apart for repairs, and I will be out of town for a few days. I should be ready to run around the 15th.
  4. Turns out I watched that a few years ago, but it...

    Turns out I watched that a few years ago, but it was a good refresher. I actually copied his spooling device back then.
  5. I'll watch that. I tag my lines with blue...

    I'll watch that. I tag my lines with blue painter's tape and a sharpie - it actually holds up surprisingly well. Same thing if I have to break a line, which is almost a necessity. I have names for...
  6. That looks familiar. When rinsed out, mine go...

    That looks familiar. When rinsed out, mine go back into several 55gal plastic drums (used from Bascome's - they are also used for sap collection and permeate storage in season).
  7. That system sounds pretty good. My 5 long runs...

    That system sounds pretty good. My 5 long runs are on a hillside, so 3/16 works great. My 3 flat runs on the lunchbox are also quite long, although fewer taps on each line. Long runs are what...
  8. Yeah, I am inclined to agree. Do you have an...

    Yeah, I am inclined to agree.

    Do you have an example of your side ties?
  9. Tubing Condition and Advice for Installations Taken Down After the Season

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    Part 1: My tubing system is taken down at the end of the season. Normally, I rinse and sanitize the lines, then re-roll and store everything for the next year. Last year I was in...
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    I will be very curious to know how you like the...

    I will be very curious to know how you like the Simer. Specs look good. While not specifically stated for potable water in the general usage, they site safety precautions to follow when pumping...
  11. This is very interesting. I have the same single...

    This is very interesting. I have the same single post unit, and want to add another post. I was going to contact NGMP for info and possibly parts. Let us know how it works!
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    I've seen this pump under several brand names. I...

    I've seen this pump under several brand names. I don't recall any of the listings claiming "drinking water safe" though. What's nice is that it's 3/4 garden hose threads with 4.8 gpm flow rate (I...
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    I may go for one of those brew pumps this year. ...

    I may go for one of those brew pumps this year. I'd like to double the speed of my Surflow (3.5 gpm), which has worked great for many years now, just is slow. I have AC power on my truck, so going...
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    Wow, 2020 already. Lots of work to do here. I...

    Wow, 2020 already.

    Lots of work to do here. I had big plans last year which did not materialize, but I did get the electrical service (50 amp) into the maple barn. No concrete floor, or...
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    They are designed to completely drain when on a...

    They are designed to completely drain when on a flat level surface. However I have had small pools of liquid remain inside. My tanks may not be completely level. If you pitch them toward the...
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    The going price here for a used IBC was $140. I...

    The going price here for a used IBC was $140. I needed one this year. It held vegetable oil, and was not too bad to clean with a power washer. I will probably have to pick up another one next...
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    This looks great. My biggest mistake with my...

    This looks great. My biggest mistake with my shack is the dirt floor. My plan is to pour concrete this year (with radiant heat), run a proper sub-panel and water line, and build an extension. But...
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    Was your production concentrated to March? ...

    Was your production concentrated to March? Almost everything I did was in three weeks in March. I could have kept going into April for the first time in 5 years, but I had to cut off at March31st.
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    I agree on the open fire boiling. Adds a nice...

    I agree on the open fire boiling. Adds a nice smoky flavor, which is OK when you are 15 yrs old. I've only boiled on wood fires, so no opinion there. My first year was on buckets, and I agree that...
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    I haven't had time to tally up the season, but I...

    I haven't had time to tally up the season, but I think I produced the same quantity as last year, or about 40 gals. The vast majority of this coming in three weeks in March. With such a late start...
  21. Thread: Ticks

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    Ticks here too. Got one with my needle nose...

    Ticks here too. Got one with my needle nose pliers before it got me.
  22. Thread: Pan cleaning sap

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    I do collect the condensate from my preheater,...

    I do collect the condensate from my preheater, but never thought of doing that with in. It's hot water where I generally have none, and I use it to rinse filters etc., and wash hands.
  23. Thread: Pan cleaning sap

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    interesting. I'm about to flood my pan with sour...

    interesting. I'm about to flood my pan with sour sap and let it sit for the next few months. I've had good luck with this process.

    Do you mean that you use permeate to clean up?
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    They are heavy. I don't have any freezer space,...

    They are heavy. I don't have any freezer space, so I need something that will work at room temperature.
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    I've a question on bulk packing. I usually...

    I've a question on bulk packing. I usually bottle everything, but I still have inventory from last year, so I thought I'd store half this year. Those blue 20L containers would work pretty well for...
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