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    well, a short 5 week season for us. we pulled all...

    well, a short 5 week season for us. we pulled all the taps last week on March 4. the weather forecast is 60s-70s in Ohio in March, with no cold nights. I figured trying to wait and see if a cold snap...
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    wow, you tapped a week earlier than me and I was...

    wow, you tapped a week earlier than me and I was hoping it would last a bit longer. have only finished 7 gallons so far but have full pans to boil. looks good the next few days, then predicting 70...
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    sounds like it was running good for you. been a...

    sounds like it was running good for you. been a bit slow the last few days with the cold, ready for a run today and have to boil it off in the morning. Taking some time off work next week to make...
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    Just bottled our first batch of 3 gallons of nice...

    Just bottled our first batch of 3 gallons of nice medium amber with that wonderful early season flavor, have boiled three or four times before the cold snap, cleaned up the pans and finished what we...
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    Tapped in Eastern Ohio Jan 30

    we started tapping Jan 30 this year, a few weeks earlier than usual But the weather and forecast is perfect for atleast the next week. repairing squirrel damage as we went, finished up yesterday...
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    - How much water (depth) do I run in the steam...

    - How much water (depth) do I run in the steam tray?- I fill mine to just below the lip that holds the top pan and have never lost enough to be concerned. I use a turkey fryer style gas burner under...
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    next week behind this storm looks good though as...

    next week behind this storm looks good though as far as temps. i'm so far behindwhile building a cabin to move into we don't even have the tank cleaned out yet, and still repairing squirrel damage on...
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    wow, due to work, fewer taps, and cold weather, I...

    wow, due to work, fewer taps, and cold weather, I just finally gathered enough sap this past week to have a first boil on friday March 13, way later than any other year I've been doing this. dropping...
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    Feb 28 Late tapping in eastern Ohio

    The weather has just not been cooperating here, been too cold to run. this is two weeks later than my average start around Feb 14. I did finally finish up getting some taps in today, and this week is...
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    Replace Tee's with drops?

    This is the first time I've replaced my drops and taps. do people usually also replace the Tee with the drop?I've only done about 15, and the tees didnt look all mucked up. are they okay to leave in...
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    Thanks Guys, I'll give him a call. I'd like to go...

    Thanks Guys, I'll give him a call. I'd like to go all out and get a motorized press, but am trying to upgrade with profits now, and didnt quite make the 1200 for a wesfab. the hand press is in my...
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    Wall Hollow, did you end up finding anything out...

    Wall Hollow, did you end up finding anything out about this filter press?

    has anyone else had experience with the Maple Jet filter press? I'm looking at getting something, and if this works well,...
  13. great. Thanks guys. I'll be sure and ask at the...

    great. Thanks guys. I'll be sure and ask at the post office.
  14. Shipping to Alberta Canadafrom US via USPS

    Anyone from Canada, please reply if you know the answer to this. Or even someone from the states if you know.

    I have a co-worker who is in Alberta, Canada. I have been asked to send him 2 pints of...
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    Everybody's worn out from the season I guess....

    Everybody's worn out from the season I guess. I've noticed way fewer new posts. We got a nice pile of wood from a clearing job. three tri axle loads of logs and cut limbs. I'm picking through it...
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    We finally finished up all my frozen sweet over...

    We finally finished up all my frozen sweet over the weekend of 5-11. Bottled it all and finished with 23 gallons for the season. better than last year by 3 gallons, and enough work for me. Now to get...
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    I can see a bit of a problem if it "wants" to go...

    I can see a bit of a problem if it "wants" to go back into the trees that are between the widowmaker and the photographer. hard to tell, but if its leaning towards those trees and gets hung leaning...
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    Sugar Barn - spelled B-A-R-N not S-H-A-C-K. ...

    Sugar Barn - spelled B-A-R-N not S-H-A-C-K.

    Beautiful, try not to fill it up with everything else you own like we all tend to do.
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    burn it up, but hope you have a splitter, its...

    burn it up, but hope you have a splitter, its tough. splits very stringy. Most likely died of Dutch Elm Disease, which gets a lot or even most of them, but some seem naturally resistant. I use a ton...
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    Had one last good run Mar 27 and this is going to...

    Had one last good run Mar 27 and this is going to be it for us. sap is slowing down, starting to get cloudy, and I'm out of split wood. went through about three cords this year and I have enough to...
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    Guys dont panic yet on the season, I think the...

    Guys dont panic yet on the season, I think the red is the flower first. Silvers are the first to flower and probably bud, but look for the leaf bud. I just hate to think the season was this short,...
  22. How is this working Yellowdog 64? made any syrup...

    How is this working Yellowdog 64? made any syrup yet?
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    We've been having crazy sap runs also, at least...

    We've been having crazy sap runs also, at least for my setup. collecting about 150 gallons a day and trying to keep up boiling after work, not really winning the battle. still 175 gallons in the tank...
  24. first batch was light amber, honey flavor as...

    first batch was light amber, honey flavor as usual with our first run. just finishing off the second batch so not sure yet if its getting darker yet.
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    It really was running here saturday. I took a...

    It really was running here saturday. I took a very rare "down day" and watched a race and didn't work my butt off, so today looked at the tank and had 140 gallons to start boiling today. didn't quite...
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