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  1. Sprung for the badgerland 2x6, which as I recall...

    Sprung for the badgerland 2x6, which as I recall wasnt that much more than the SL 2x4 price wise or gph. I think I get 25 normally but have pushed it to 30ish.

    The reason for getting the...
  2. I have a badgerland 2x6, which yes is actually a...

    I have a badgerland 2x6, which yes is actually a line built by Smoky Lake. Communication was great, and they were very friendly and helpful. I've never had to use them for any warranty work, as...
  3. I currently have a woodstove cap on mine that...

    I currently have a woodstove cap on mine that came with the class A 8-inch ID through the ceiling kit. It keeps most of the weather out, but think I still get rain down when it is windy as well. ...
  4. Thread: Western New York

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    I drained the big rig and have been slowly...

    I drained the big rig and have been slowly finishing the concentrate down on the stove. I think this is it for me. I am very happy about this season.

    Next, clean up. And resuming a normal life.
  5. Thread: Home made canner

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    I used a 16x20 steam pan. Drilled it and...

    I used a 16x20 steam pan. Drilled it and installed 4 stainless bolts to hold a cookie rack as a filter rack. Drilled 2 more holes, one for a selfless bulkhead I bottle off from and one for a...
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    Tyson, I run mine around an inch deep....

    Tyson,

    I run mine around an inch deep. Shallower boils faster, but i get similar issues with not having sap flow through the pans to the front durimg draw off. Also, usong a defoamer really helps...
  7. Thread: Western New York

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    They are calling for 32 or 33 tonight at my...

    They are calling for 32 or 33 tonight at my place. I'm not on the lake, but closer to and at a lower elevation than batsman. Looks like a stretch of warmth coming next.
  8. Thread: Western New York

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    Think things starting to turn for me now. 70...

    Think things starting to turn for me now. 70 gallons from 130 taps today, with vac on 2/3 of the day. Things turned dark for me this week.
  9. Thread: Western New York

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    Working on 260 gallons here, easily my best haul...

    Working on 260 gallons here, easily my best haul ever. Getting darker.
  10. Thread: Western New York

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    Sitting at a dinner/evening meeting 2 hours from...

    Sitting at a dinner/evening meeting 2 hours from home. Dad texted me, hes pulling up around 80 gallons from the woods for me. Wife will be boiling it sometime here. Good to have family willing to...
  11. Thread: Western New York

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    Leaving tomorrow (Tuesday) and get back Friday...

    Leaving tomorrow (Tuesday) and get back Friday for a work conference in Syracuse. And as predicted, looks like things are going to let loose pretty hard starting Wednesday afternoon. Thursday might...
  12. Thread: Western New York

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    Seems like things got just warm enough to thaw...

    Seems like things got just warm enough to thaw the lines and pull a bit of sap from trees, but the woods were still chilly and the clouds came in when I checked. Not going to have enough to collect...
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    Opens up larger pores in the membrane with that...

    Opens up larger pores in the membrane with that 1/2 auger bit he used to tap!!!!

    I got a lot of laughs out of those pics you posted, sudz.
  14. Thread: Western New York

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    Sudz- you already got 550 gal from your aspens? :D

    Sudz- you already got 550 gal from your aspens? :D
  15. Thread: Western New York

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    At this point, not sure if I will be able to boil...

    At this point, not sure if I will be able to boil again for another week and a half based on weather. Don't really expect much to loosen up this weekend at 36 degrees for one day.

    Really hoping...
  16. Thread: Western New York

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    Yeah, I will be playing chicken with the wind...

    Yeah, I will be playing chicken with the wind today. I might round out now and pump out/collect some now (5 am). Then fill the vac pump with gas and let it run. Looks like the winds will be steady...
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    Same here. I was all giddy at the beginning of...

    Same here. I was all giddy at the beginning of the week given the forecast. Second weekend in a row that it hasn't panned out like I had hoped.

    My one saving grace is that I finally got the...
  18. Thread: Website issues

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    I forwarded this thread to a friend of mine who...

    I forwarded this thread to a friend of mine who does web development and hosting as part of his business. He has NEVER heard of this requirement or anyone ever getting sued. I will leave it at that,...
  19. Thread: Western New York

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    I wouldn't worry about it, not much to do now. I...

    I wouldn't worry about it, not much to do now. I think many of us are in the same boat, and we don't *know* if it was the correct decision until after the season.
  20. Thread: Western New York

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    Generally speaking, when you tap a tree it is...

    Generally speaking, when you tap a tree it is analogous to you getting a cut on your body. Just like your body creates a scab to close off the wound and prevent future infection, the tree will...
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    I'm not sure I'd say I'm second guessing, but I...

    I'm not sure I'd say I'm second guessing, but I am pretty frustrated with how the forecast has changed.
  22. Thread: Western New York

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    The fish wont be biting today, drill holes in...

    The fish wont be biting today, drill holes in trees not ice today! Haha
  23. Thread: Western New York

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    I think I might tap today. If all goes as...

    I think I might tap today. If all goes as planned, which always happens, I will tap today. Let the lines flush part of Tuesday with a small run, then cool down Wednesday, then it should run well...
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    I'm basically in the same boat as Urban. It...

    I'm basically in the same boat as Urban. It looks like this is going to go warm and stay above freezing for a few days, but then it appears the longer (less accurate) forecast after that is back...
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    Finished rerouting the head tank and plumbing in...

    Finished rerouting the head tank and plumbing in the shack today. Still want to wash the pans but that shouldn't be too bad of a job. I have some work in the woods left to do as well. Seems like...
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