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    Have you been getting a good run yet? Are you...

    Have you been getting a good run yet? Are you down in the valley, Iím up in Broadalbin and still have lots of snow and cold. I havenít tapped yet but ready.
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    Hope this isn't too far off track- how do you...

    Hope this isn't too far off track- how do you thin or prune tress that have 3-6 branches out of a 12-15" base. These are mostly in my fields and in a area that had been logged. I don't have too many...
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    called it quits, got 3 gals of cloudy sap for...

    called it quits, got 3 gals of cloudy sap for twenty tap. We had a good season, made 3 1/2 gals. And spent some good time with the Grand Kids. Good luck to all.
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    Well had a fun year, not as much as I expected...

    Well had a fun year, not as much as I expected but had a good time with the grand kids, my assistants. I'm getting cloudy from my silver that ran first. What happens if you boil cloudy sap? It's...
  5. Thread: Bucket Cam?

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    LOL, I'm retired and just had to laugh at the...

    LOL, I'm retired and just had to laugh at the last post, I catch myself wandering in the woods checking buckets for something to do.
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    I'm tapped in Niskayuna right now, 20 taps and...

    I'm tapped in Niskayuna right now, 20 taps and only boiled once , got about 20-25 gal. Of sap and boiled to 1/2 gal of dark syrup. I've never gotten dark before, this is my third year, always been...
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    Outside for me, on a trailer to avoid being shut down by the town.10538
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    Thank you , I'll get it this weekend. Hope,you...

    Thank you , I'll get it this weekend. Hope,you had a good season.
  9. Thread: Cleaning up

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    Cleaning up

    What do you use to clean the buckets and taps before you put them away. Also do you save the check ball taps or toss them? Thanks
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    Same as yesterday , but the trees in the woods...

    Same as yesterday , but the trees in the woods are starting to open up a little, maybe tomorrow.
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    Still nothing running, as of tonight I have 8-9...

    Still nothing running, as of tonight I have 8-9 gals of sap from 25 taps for the last two days.I have two trees running good, they are on the road side. The others are in a swampy area. Hoping for...
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    Did OK today, about 12 gals of sap for 25 taps....

    Did OK today, about 12 gals of sap for 25 taps. Some still not running at all , this is the best it's done any day so far this year. Hoping for a good weekend. Good luck all.
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    Just got home from work and checked the buckets,...

    Just got home from work and checked the buckets, nothing running. I'm i the only one or isn't the sap running today? I guess I best have a couple of beers and think on this!
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    Ran the evaporator last night, boiled 25 gals and...

    Ran the evaporator last night, boiled 25 gals and ran out of sap. What a difference the half pint vs. turkey fryers, so much faster and enjoyable. I boiled at 7 gal/ hr. I did stop firing the arch...
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    I going to try it out tomorrow, I bought it used...

    I going to try it out tomorrow, I bought it used last fall and just finished getting it ready at 5 pm today. I knocked a bunch of brick out getting it home so that's back together. Next was where to...
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    Had a good day yesterday, 10 gal. Of sap for 20...

    Had a good day yesterday, 10 gal. Of sap for 20 taps. This is only my second year so I really don't have much to gauge it by. I've made about a gal. This year so far, light and great flavor.
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    Super Sapper, could you explain how you add the...

    Super Sapper, could you explain how you add the DE to the syrup. I'm going to try this type of filtering, and really don't know much about it. Thanks,Tom
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    Lol, ended up with about three cups of sap for...

    Lol, ended up with about three cups of sap for ten taps. A friend of mine told me he was on snow shoes and have 10,000 tap in as of tonight , nothing running yet in Northville.
    I'm thinking that...
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    Schemectady area tapped

    Just put in ten taps and a few were running good. Hope to have all 40 in by tomorrow afternoon, at last the season is starting up. This will be my first year with a evaporator, leader 1/2 pint, can't...
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    Thank you Cameron, still thinking it's a little...

    Thank you Cameron, still thinking it's a little late for this season but definitely next year. I called the supplier , national grid and they told me a separate line to the same address would be very...
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    Thanks guys, you put me to work researching for...

    Thanks guys, you put me to work researching for sure. I'm not sure I can get this working and ready for this year, but in will by next year for sure.
    Cameron , I'm not sure I understand the...
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    Just ordered a 230,000 btu burner, three extra...

    Just ordered a 230,000 btu burner, three extra jets for $51.00 including shipping. I'll let you know how it works out, provided the cold lets up and we get some sap run,lol . Still haven't tapped...
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    Natural gas burner?

    Hi Guys, just sitting around waiting for the sap to start running, and coming up with new ideas. I'm thinking of using natural gas instead of wood. I have a half pint leader and was wondering how...
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    Anybody tapping yet?

    Next week it looks like it might be the Jan. Thaw, just wondering if anybody in the capital district going to tap and hope for a jan. Run like last year. I think I'm just getting antsy to run my new...
  25. What is agenda 21, I'm not being a wise guy , I...

    What is agenda 21, I'm not being a wise guy , I don't listen to the news, if that's what you call it.
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