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    Itchin and ready to go. Got my first "real"...

    Itchin and ready to go. Got my first "real" evaporator pan, and an RB15 bucket. I am ready to GOOOOO!!!

    I have a few little idea's and some stuff I will work on while I am boiling, but, my pan...
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    Thanks for the advice. Pay now, or pay more...

    Thanks for the advice. Pay now, or pay more overall later!
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    $20 less, and not close enough to save any $. I...

    $20 less, and not close enough to save any $. I went there 1st actually:-p

    I'd have to pay to ship it
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    I just thought of this as well. You could always...

    I just thought of this as well. You could always just concentrate the 1st run, or even just the 1st part of the run by itself, and attempt to boil that by itself. If you can, you can try...
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    ALL of this is sound advice (I am in NO way an...

    ALL of this is sound advice (I am in NO way an expert as you can see from my signature I am new to it), but the bolded is IMHO probably the most important. It sounds silly but document EVERYTHING...
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    Norwesco tank

    So I am hoping to get a stainless steel tank next year (running out of funds this year), well hopefully 2 TBH (shhhh don't tell wife I want 2)

    I have about 40 taps at a friends house about 4 miles...
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    2022 Go big or go home!

    2021
    http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?36263-2021-Can-I-improve

    So... I haven't stopped thinking about sugaring since I stopped last year.
    I ordered a new pan from Silver Creek, to...
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    Food Grade?

    Am I wrong for assuming this is food grade? I mean it is for beer brewing so I would ASSUME, but I don't really know much about chrome plating, and you know what happens when you assume lol. ...
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    Grant's

    A few years ago at the CT maple meeting in January, someone spoke about getting grants.

    He received grants for just about everything in his sugar house, I THINK including the sugar house. I am...
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    ICRS Post. I'm starting at 10am ish today. I've...

    ICRS Post. I'm starting at 10am ish today. I've got 20 gallons plus. let's see how far I can get today just boiling straight through.
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    I am just down the road in Tolland but its lookin...

    I am just down the road in Tolland but its lookin like tomorrow will be it for me. I had one tree Going to take Wednesday off to boil what I can, and clean everything I think. All in all I should...
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    Well, I have been slacking on the record's side...

    Well, I have been slacking on the record's side of things, ESPECIALLY for my own records daily and I am sure next year I am going to be mad at myself but...

    As slow as it was in February, is how...
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    I have a much higher electric rate, (about 2x...

    I have a much higher electric rate, (about 2x that) but even at $15 for a gallon, it is the same cost as the propane refill.

    A regular pan WAS going to be my 1st upgrade (instead of steam pans),...
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    Did you survive?!? I know I went hard with...

    Did you survive?!?

    I know I went hard with boiling 17-18 gallons of sap yesterday on my little 1.5-2 GPH setup. Never boiled 8.5 hours straight like that before.

    You don't realize how tiring...
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    Maybe split it in 2/5 and 3/5th. Do 3/5ths on the...

    Maybe split it in 2/5 and 3/5th. Do 3/5ths on the 1st day and the 2 5ths on day 2 then after the 2nd day is done add what was left on day 1? Just spitballing. I mean you can alwas do 1/2 each day...
  16. OK so I'll chime in here. Yes I want MOAR! I...

    OK so I'll chime in here.
    Yes I want MOAR! I only have 19 taps at the moment but I started 30+ years ago. My grandfather just dug out the photo's on my request of when we did it with 2 MAYBE 3...
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    I was thinking about this a lot this week Chris. ...

    I was thinking about this a lot this week Chris. I think that is the only way to not get yourself in a bind.

    I was talking to a guy at work about it, and he does it himself on a small scale, just...
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    2216022161 yea! 1st bottling of the season. ...

    2216022161

    yea! 1st bottling of the season. IN retrospect... we already have about eh same as last year, and this was a rough year in terms of how much sap has run so I would say... I am doing...
  19. This. today I checked and my boiling temp of...

    This. today I checked and my boiling temp of water is 213. last year on 2/23 it was 209.5. 2/29 was 209.0. and 3/8 was 212.

    sometimes its different even in the same day! Nature is a teenage...
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    So... you want as shallow as you feel comfortable...

    So... you want as shallow as you feel comfortable (and without risk of burning pan) with as little foam as possible without saturating a defoamer enough to taste it correct?
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    Tapatalk

    I wasn't sure where to put this but what happened to tapatalk? The forum is gone from it now. It was MUCH easier to post and navigate from there instead of from the web on a phone
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    Foam Why is it bad?

    So when you are boiling foam is bad correct?
    #1 Why? (Besides easier to see if it is going to boil over)
    #2 Turning down temp a little seems to remove the need for fighting foam. Why not do this?...
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    More thoughts on efficiency...

    My setup is inefficient just based on the nature of propane itself... BUT...

    I know covering the pan is working against yourself because the boil is harder, but the evaporated water just runs...
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    I am in Tolland county, and trust me it is about...

    I am in Tolland county, and trust me it is about the same. I have no sugars only silver and red. I'm also at about 1%.

    I have a total of 16 legit taps' and I also tapped 2/15+16th, and I have yet...
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    22068 Has served my quite well so far :-)

    22068
    Has served my quite well so far :-)
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