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    Welp, was a busy week of collecting, running the...

    Welp, was a busy week of collecting, running the RO and boiling off on Saturday. Finished another 4 gals off 245gal of sap and added another few gal of sweet to the bucket in the chest freezer for...
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    I had a really good sap run last yesterday and...

    I had a really good sap run last yesterday and into the last night on the tract in middlefield/durham. Quick freeze overnight and it ran like gangbusters today. Collected 55gal from monday night, and...
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    Great day to boil! Lines and buckets are frozen,...

    Great day to boil! Lines and buckets are frozen, you’ll find me cracking a few beers, watching the boil.
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    I agree, best to drain into a pail in the event...

    I agree, best to drain into a pail in the event of a freeze if your shack is unheated or your just open air. Theyre are little tricks people use, like having a lite lightbulb close to the pan so it...
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    Entered into the season on Sunday afternoon,...

    Entered into the season on Sunday afternoon, couldn't hold back anymore with the weather forecast, Put in 30 taps, on 2- 3/16" nat-vac lines Sunday night. Collected 55gal Monday Morning at 2%. Added...
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    Ive always been told the biggest exposure to lead...

    Ive always been told the biggest exposure to lead in these buckets comes in the case of a bucket that had been repaired....that being because of the lead solder that would have been used to repair...
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    [QUOTE=Getwidit;376656] Best way I found,...

    Best way I found, thanks to the people in this forum, was to clean any metal tap, (ive had aluminum, cast iron, galvanized, stainless), by soaking in 50/50 vinegar/warmwater for a bit, then brushing...
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    Right, wrong or indifferent, I've used buckets...

    Right, wrong or indifferent, I've used buckets over the years much worse than those pictured, with no known effect. I just use a soft brush so I don't wear off any zinc, to clean them, until they get...
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