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    Looking great. You are going to love making good...

    Looking great. You are going to love making good syrup inside.
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    Well it's all over. All in all not too bad a...

    Well it's all over. All in all not too bad a season. We ended up with 22 gallons, a few less then last year but acceptable. Sap to syrup was 47 to 1. Much better then last year. Boiled 18 days and...
  3. Thread: Poconos 2019

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    Same story here except we are at 2 percent on the...

    Same story here except we are at 2 percent on the sap. Some trees flowing and some dry. If we get the freeze tonight we might get a flow Saturday. It looks like it might not be warm enough here to...
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    Didn't get warm enough for a flow here today but...

    Didn't get warm enough for a flow here today but I think we are going to do good the next few days. Hopefully it will be a great end to the season. Looks like we will end up a little short of last...
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    Same thing here.

    Same thing here.
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    After a few colder snowy days I expected a good...

    After a few colder snowy days I expected a good sap run today. Not so. Some ran decent but most didn't give us much. How did they run for you?
  7. Thread: Poconos 2019

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    Your right Mike all hell has broke loose here too.

    Your right Mike all hell has broke loose here too.
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    Don't give up Mike. You know how the weather...

    Don't give up Mike. You know how the weather changes around here. Don't believe the weather forecast.
  9. A Murphy Cup works excellent. I don't know where...

    A Murphy Cup works excellent. I don't know where the 7 above boiling point came from but I have NEVER made syrup at 7 above. My syrup is usually made at 9 above or more. Get and use a hydrometer...
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    If you believe the forecast I have a bridge to...

    If you believe the forecast I have a bridge to sell you.
  11. Thread: Poconos 2019

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    Maplewalnut, Ours were running slow also but are...

    Maplewalnut, Ours were running slow also but are running much better today. Don't forget we were in the single digits a couple days ago.
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    They are running much better today!

    They are running much better today!
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    My taps are still running slow.

    My taps are still running slow.
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    Do we dare say that the weather looks fantastic...

    Do we dare say that the weather looks fantastic this week??
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    Temps around 40 a few times but taps still...

    Temps around 40 a few times but taps still running slow. Hope they just need more time to thaw. Weather not looking good for next 2 weeks. Maybe this time they will be wrong in our favor. Now we have...
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    Good luck Doocat.

    Good luck Doocat.
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    Have almost all our taps in. Sap ran well today...

    Have almost all our taps in. Sap ran well today and we will probably have a small boil this weekend. Now it looks like we won't have any sap weather till later next week.
  18. Thread: Drilling problem

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    Thanks everyone. A new drill bit will be ordered.

    Thanks everyone. A new drill bit will be ordered.
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    Drilling problem

    I use a 5/16 Canadian tapping bit and it has worked excellent over the years. This year I am noticing while attempting to drill 1 1/2 inch into the trees my bit stops going in at about 1 1/4 inch. I...
  20. Thread: Syrup depth

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    I made this neat little setup copied from davy...

    I made this neat little setup copied from davy jones page.
    http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?6166-Low-Tech-and-High-Tech-Gadgets&highlight=float
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    Search Davey Jones he has excellent plans. I...

    Search Davey Jones he has excellent plans. I used them and loved them.
  22. Thread: Sterilizing taps

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    I have mostly tubing but also a half dozen or so...

    I have mostly tubing but also a half dozen or so pails with stainless spouts for the kids to empty and just for looks. After boiling the spouts would it help to put them in the small ultrasonic...
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    I agree bakery icing buckets work great and...

    I agree bakery icing buckets work great and around here they are free.
  24. Thread: 2x3 Arch

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    As the owner of a homebuilt 2x5 arch plated down...

    As the owner of a homebuilt 2x5 arch plated down for a 2x3 pan ( see #7 above) I think your 19" deep firebox will work fine. I wish I had made mine that size. I also have the 90 degree bend at the...
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    Can't argue with the performance of the Honda but...

    Can't argue with the performance of the Honda but the bilge is a really cheap way to do it. Wish I could afford the Honda. Difference of hundreds of dollars.
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