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  1. Sorry, I shouldn't have gone there! Fair enough....

    Sorry, I shouldn't have gone there! Fair enough. Something still not adding up though... inflation is everywhere, yet others are reporting strong maple syrup sales. If true, there has to be another...
  2. That's really cool. I have long been fascinated...

    That's really cool. I have long been fascinated by the laws of supply and demand, but it took a pandemic for me to start thinking about how limited or sporadic supply can erode demand, especially...
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    A few years later, what is the verdict on these...

    A few years later, what is the verdict on these stainless steel spouts?
    I'm wondering both about buckets and for vacuum tubing systems.
    People were citing backwards drip problems... is that all...
  4. World Record Production -- World Record Demand??

    Vermont, Canada, and other places have reported all-time maple syrup production records for 2022.
    This is awesome!
    I would have to assume this means there is more maple syrup inventory right now in...
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    That's just what I was looking for, thanks! That...

    That's just what I was looking for, thanks!
    That closes it for me, no re-drilling or reaming here!
    Andy
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    Tim Perkins mentioned in this thread that there...

    Tim Perkins mentioned in this thread that there is research happening on the topic of re-drilling holes.
    I did a search here on the topic and landed on this thread.
    It started when I read in The...
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    Are you saying that this is something you start...

    Are you saying that this is something you start doing at the midpoint, and prior to the mid-point, you are collecting in tanks?
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    How are you distinguishing cleaning and...

    How are you distinguishing cleaning and "sterilizing"? Or put another way, how do you (all) clean your buckets?
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    bigschuss, that is also super helpful info! I...

    bigschuss, that is also super helpful info! I pulled my taps on April 6 when I got my first batch of yucky-tasting syrup. Up to then, tasted great. So, yeah, definitely end of season; but I had some...
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    Very helpful discussion, thanks everyone! Good...

    Very helpful discussion, thanks everyone!
    Good point Tim... what would one even do with the information given all the variables. Same as now... boil quick as you can. I think my takaway is...
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    Tim, that calculator is awesome, thanks for...

    Tim, that calculator is awesome, thanks for sharing!
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    Correcting Syrup Density

    Got a question about correcting finished syrup density.
    It sounds like the general preference is that if you must err, err on the dense side because it is easier to water down.
    I've seen various...
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    Believe it or not, these responses are actually...

    Believe it or not, these responses are actually pretty helpful!

    Berkshires: That's amazing! I am not remotely considering pushing things to those limits, so that makes me feel better if you're...
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    Haha, well, then I repeat my question for milk! I...

    Haha, well, then I repeat my question for milk! I keep milk in the fridge for about a week, but I have no more clue about other temps than I do for sap. Though it might be easier to find a chart I...
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    How Long Does Raw Sap Keep?

    I'm looking for information on how long raw sap can be stored at what temperature.

    It seems fairly widely accepted that it can go one week at 37 degrees F. But the great outdoors is not always 37...
  16. Thread: The Maple Newa

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    While on the subject of the price of sap, which I...

    While on the subject of the price of sap, which I assume is the price you pay someone to bring the sap to you... or possibly to pick up from their tank... I have the following question: What is the...
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    Yikes! I have no idea but want to watch the...

    Yikes! I have no idea but want to watch the discussion. Useful info would likely be are you seeing it only on one kind of maple such as sugar maple, are you seeing it only in one spot such as one...
  18. Thread: Health issues

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    Bet you could hot wire it no problem while...

    Bet you could hot wire it no problem while waiting!
    You'll have to figure out the wires anyway for the replacement.
    I had an '81 VW Vanagon in 2000 or so and a friend broke the ignition switch. ...
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    Very interesting! Did this tree appear healthy...

    Very interesting! Did this tree appear healthy with good crown, good bark, etc prior to breaking?
    It looks like you have a cookie of it lying there... wonder if you could cut that open and see what...
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    I finally finished watching. Definitely cool....

    I finally finished watching. Definitely cool. Additionally, it occurred to me that there is something I love about all sugarhouse tour videos I've seen. There is always at least one point in the...
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    Syrup Tasting Certification

    I just read with much interest the Proctor syrup evaluation test.
    It mentioned that participants should be certified or experienced.
    I had never considered that there may be a course for syrup...
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    This reminds me of a remark from a fellow...

    This reminds me of a remark from a fellow hobbyist.
    "Sugaring is a fun hobby, except in February, March, and April. During that time its a little hectic and a lot of work"
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    Neat. The automation is amazing as well as the...

    Neat. The automation is amazing as well as the sheer scale, but I think the biggest double-taker is the underground sap lines. I need to absorb that aspect for a moment! The automation is sensors and...
  24. That's very helpful, thanks! This makes me very...

    That's very helpful, thanks! This makes me very much look forward to the new Producers Manual as I consider all the research that must have been completed from 2006 until now!

    About the Norway...
  25. Ah! My quick search for the topic was too quick....

    Ah! My quick search for the topic was too quick. Topic has been discussed! :-D
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