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  1. There is definitely not too much syrup in...

    There is definitely not too much syrup in reserve. Maple industry sales have been increasing about 5-8% annually for the past 15 yrs (since the last shortage of syrup around 2008) and were fairly...
  2. And as we saw in the news recently...

    And as we saw in the news recently https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/talk-about-a-sticky-situation-man-arrested-for-pouring-maple-syrup-in-gas-tank-following-argument/ don't confuse the two.
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  3. Demand (based upon sales) was growing at about...

    Demand (based upon sales) was growing at about the same rate as production (5-8%) pre-Covid. During Covid demand surged as people were home more and making more large breakfasts with family and...
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    Very bad idea however you do it from a...

    Very bad idea however you do it from a sustainability perspective.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PlnqFny5tpk
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    Impossible to diagnose with such a general...

    Impossible to diagnose with such a general description, no photos, no descriptive background info on the trees, soils, site, history. Even if we did a site visit it would be difficult to know for...
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    The "one bad apple" theory. :D

    The "one bad apple" theory. :D
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    Yes. SS is easier to clean/sanitize and drain...

    Yes. SS is easier to clean/sanitize and drain fully. Poly tanks/totes are difficult to clean and almost impossible to drain completely (most standard configurations).

    SS Open-top tanks tend to...
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    Too many people either don't read or ignore the...

    Too many people either don't read or ignore the caveats or don't really know the conditions (temperature, exposure, microbes) to make it really useful.

    As for research...yup, several places have...
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    The proper material to use to dilute dense syrup...

    The proper material to use to dilute dense syrup to the proper density include: potable water (tap water, permeate, condensate...all only if actually clean and drinkable) or sap/concentrate that has...
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    That's the best answer. It is dependent upon...

    That's the best answer. It is dependent upon time, temperature, storage conditions (tank cleanliness and type and aeration), and type(s) of microbes present. There are several reasons for the lack...
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    Hard to say without seeing it, but at this time...

    Hard to say without seeing it, but at this time of year I'd suspect maple petiole borer https://extension.umn.edu/tree-and-shrub-insects/maple-petiole-borer

    If not that, perhaps tar spot or wind...
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    Just don't confuse the two. ...

    Just don't confuse the two.

    https://fox59.com/news/national-world/michigan-man-arrested-accused-of-pouring-maple-syrup-in-cars-fuel-tank-after-argument/
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    Good to hear things are progressing Dave, but...

    Good to hear things are progressing Dave, but never as fast as we would like. Don’t push it too hard. Take the time to recover.
  14. Those results are for high vacuum with one tap...

    Those results are for high vacuum with one tap per tree. Although the trends look linear, there is actually a point (about 18-20" dbh) where the trend starts to drop off from being linear. This is...
  15. Sorry to disappoint, but the NAMSPM 3rd edition...

    Sorry to disappoint, but the NAMSPM 3rd edition will not add anything new on Norway or Crimson King. There has been no additional research to support an expanded discourse.

    There is a figure...
  16. Tree size has a major impact on both sap yield...

    Tree size has a major impact on both sap yield and sugar content, and thus on syrup yield.

    https://mapleresearch.org/pub/treesize-2/ for a recent article on this...or...
  17. If you have good slope, plan to clean your tubing...

    If you have good slope, plan to clean your tubing each year, and are committed to leak checking your system during the season, then 3/16" would work well in this application.
  18. Is it just the bubbling of the boil that makes...

    Is it just the bubbling of the boil that makes some sap jump out of the flue and other sap fall back into it, and thus keep it "rotated"?

    As you guessed, you've already answered your own question....
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    It is mostly because you can't get frozen...

    It is mostly because you can't get frozen concentrate to flow to the evaporator very well. :lol:
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    That is how most winners do it. But always be...

    That is how most winners do it. But always be sure to taste it again before submitting it. Sometimes the flavor isn't exactly how we remember it.
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    Not greatly. Freezing point would be a bit...

    Not greatly. Freezing point would be a bit warmer, around 27-28 deg F (note that the freeze point is best determined for each individual bulk tank and concentration level as things will vary a...
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    You can kind of think of "flavor" in maple as...

    You can kind of think of "flavor" in maple as being notes or chords on a stringed instrument or piano. Like in music these individual flavors are also referred to as "notes". There are 6-10 dominant...
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    We concentrate to 32-35 Brix (typically the...

    We concentrate to 32-35 Brix (typically the higher end), store in a bulk tank at about 25 deg F, and boil 1-2 times weekly depending on the season. Works great for us as we then have time to do all...
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    Color is a relatively simple thing to measure...

    Color is a relatively simple thing to measure quantitatively and get a good answer. Flavor....not so much. There are over 150 flavor molecules in maple syrup, and each sugarbush and process is...
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    Fun video on maple syrup chemistry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRCDiKMEJc

    Enjoy!
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