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    We had the first steaks from his deer last night,...

    We had the first steaks from his deer last night, unfortunately it was the first deer in over 60 that I've had to eat that was extremely tough. We'll grind the rest and make it into sausage. We like...
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    Proud grandpa

    My then 12 yr old grandson went hunting during a special youth season a few weeks back, with his other grandpa and he got a 5 pt buck.

    Then this morning I took him hunting in my blueberry fields,...
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    Poll: I'm now seeing some results, with very few votes...

    I'm now seeing some results, with very few votes it now shows 75% state fair grounds, 25% Vernon Downs.
    However the numbers are so small this is very likely not a true picture yet. The numbers show...
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    Poll: I have no details nor an opinion, but the fact is...

    I have no details nor an opinion, but the fact is that 2 will be on the same day.If I had to hazard a guess and that's all it would be, I'm thinking that the one at Vernon Downs, In Vernon, NY was...
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    Poll: which conference in NYS?

    Since there will be 2 conferences this Jan for NYS, one at Vernon Downs in Vernon, NY, and a second at the NYS fair grounds in Syracuse, NY I'm trying to get a feel for how many are going to each....
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    I also always used the cut out into the draw off...

    I also always used the cut out into the draw off box. 2" opening, I kept the pan at 1", easy to see.
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    I suggest you contact Carl at Bucket RO and ask...

    I suggest you contact Carl at Bucket RO and ask all your questions, He won't steer you wrong.
    It's best to plan your needs 5 yrs out, to decide what size to order.
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    Never run a side lateral to a 3/16 lateral. The...

    Never run a side lateral to a 3/16 lateral. The connection messes with the flow. If possible and if the total will not be over 35 taps total, design a way to pick the extra taps in series with the...
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    Try Northern Tool, it looks like they have Hondas...

    Try Northern Tool, it looks like they have Hondas in horizontal shaft. I suggest about a 389CC. I used a 240CC on a Surge 75, it used almost2x the fuel that I needed when I ran the same pump on a...
  10. Too bad you're not closer, I have an...

    Too bad you're not closer, I have an approximately 200 US gal SS tank for sale. It's listed in the classifieds (I'll heck to make sure it's still up.) It has an outer skin that's badly dented but the...
  11. Well, what's left is short enough that they...

    Well, what's left is short enough that they shouldn't land on the house, if they still look compromised you may want to park the car farther away.
    So sad when you lose the resource, even if you...
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    I say, place it where it's most convenient. For...

    I say, place it where it's most convenient. For stack height it really makes no difference. Your stack needs to be 2 times the length of the evaporator or 3' out of the roof or 2' above the highest...
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    I've had good success making bourbon barrel aged...

    I've had good success making bourbon barrel aged maple syrup. I heat the syrup to 190-200, then pump it into a recently emptied barrel and then when full I seat the bung. I seem to do it a little...
  14. Thread: Gas pumps

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    On 2 leases I used Honda engines to power the...

    On 2 leases I used Honda engines to power the pumps. On one site I was using a vacuum tank thus no releaser. That tank was rated to hold up to 20" vacuum, I ran with 3 vacuum releasers to hold it to...
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    Have they been stressed? (Defoliation, drought,...

    Have they been stressed? (Defoliation, drought, bigger trees shading them maybe)?
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    If you plant sugars as small saplings, plan on...

    If you plant sugars as small saplings, plan on 30-40 years. Closer to 30 if you fertilize them and keep competition down, 40-45 if you just let nature do it without help.
    Planting for tapping is...
  17. Thread: Syrup pump

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    I use my air diaphragm pump, but the air...

    I use my air diaphragm pump, but the air compressor is in my shop about 80' away. I ran a line underground when I ran the electric. The pumping speed is very temperature dependent, in summer it takes...
  18. Thread: Tees

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    The clogs are why I started a program of cleaning...

    The clogs are why I started a program of cleaning my tubing soon after the season, then again mid fall, each time using calcium based chlorine, then as I prepped for tapping I ran the pump pulling...
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    I also only ever got much off reds without...

    I also only ever got much off reds without vacuum. Are you on vacuum. It seems, at least on my reds that 3/16 gravity generated vacuum can't work because the reds are not on the hills, you need...
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    Sticky: When posting in classifieds

    I notice a very large percentage of those who post in the classified section get impatient and click submit again, and again, and again. Please, when you submit, give the system time to work. Don't...
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    Here's the one I have: ...

    Here's the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/VEVOR-Upgrade-Tankless-Propane-Regulator/dp/B07SYZ52N7/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=propane%2C+tankless+water+heater&qid=1620765458&sr=8-9
    I don't...
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    Over the years I've had 3 tankless water heaters...

    Over the years I've had 3 tankless water heaters in my sugarhouse. The first one only heated 1 gpm up to 120F, from 35F incoming temp. It was good but my problem was that 1 gpm was not fast enough. I...
  23. Everything I've heard about using sap ladders...

    Everything I've heard about using sap ladders with any diaphragm pump is that they don't work.
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    They are made to run off a 20# tank, however, I...

    They are made to run off a 20# tank, however, I have a bulk tank at my sugarhouse and a mainline with several take off's. My bottler used to be propane, my fire starter is a weed burner torch, my...
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    I use a tankless water heater, my Deer run RO...

    I use a tankless water heater, my Deer run RO does not heat the water very fast. The one I use is like this: ...
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