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    To really make things interesting for ya only...

    To really make things interesting for ya only about 50 of my 160 are on the vac lines. You can bet thatís changing for next year. Also 15-20 of my last taps were only out for the last little bit of I...
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    Vacuum pump was the only thing that put any sap...

    Vacuum pump was the only thing that put any sap in the tank over the weekend. Warm weather has likely ended my season very short of my goal this year. Iím thinking if I pull my taps and lines then...
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    Everything had some dripping going on but nothing...

    Everything had some dripping going on but nothing crazy for me. Thought it might have been a better run today but them are the breaks. Hope the trees can make it through the next couple days and...
  4. I started reading about maple syrup production a...

    I started reading about maple syrup production a season before I started doing it and joined this site. Never been a member in any other group as Iíve not seen a need to. Everybody on trader from...
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    With what is looking like a short season weather...

    With what is looking like a short season weather wise Iíve decided to use the time to plan for next year. Got up to 160+ Trees tapped this year. A new high for me. Iím thinking 300-350 next year. Got...
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    Getting a great run today on the Bruce for me.

    Getting a great run today on the Bruce for me.
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    Past two days things have been pretty good in my...

    Past two days things have been pretty good in my bush. Hoping to get past the warm spell and maybe catch that cold snap in the week after. I think I had a drip all night. Ran my pump till 3am temps...
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    Nothing really today on the Bruce for me. This...

    Nothing really today on the Bruce for me. This week is looking good so hopefully it stays like that. Been a real disappointing season for me so far.
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    You canít over boil it I donít think unless you take it past syrup. As for clarity it sounds to me like nitre also. If your putting to much vacuum to it Iím sure youíll draw stuff through the...
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    I do. I tried using thermometer first time I ever...

    I do. I tried using thermometer first time I ever bottled and letís just say the next day I bought a couple hydrometers.
    When you get it using the plastic case it comes in I mark the plastic so I...
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    Well if your bottling sap then Iím sure itís on the thin side most people bottle syrup. Lol I had to say it lol
    Iíd get yourself a hydrometer to bring it to a final syrup. The temps can work but...
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    Things started to drip a bit yesterday afternoon...

    Things started to drip a bit yesterday afternoon but nothing crazy. Natural gravity lines were real slow drip but the vac lines produced ok. I let the pump run till midnight and it was still flowing...
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    Enjoy that new 90 acres and from the sounds of it...

    Enjoy that new 90 acres and from the sounds of it ya got a couple spare hands to help if you need it.
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    Trees can be a little crazy or weird sometimes. I...

    Trees can be a little crazy or weird sometimes. I have some that flow great beside some that didnít flow to much. Some seem to be good ones every year and others some years good some not. I have a...
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    Wicked Iím glad everything worked out great for ya. I would have done the same thing and not mortared this close just get er done and start Boiling. Great off season job. Have fun tapping tomorrow...
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    Well was running today but not as good as I was...

    Well was running today but not as good as I was hoping. Expecting the same tomorrow. Think itís time to try vac pumpkins get things jumping. Iíll be adding more taps this week thatís for sure. Iím...
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    Iím sure your buddy would be happy your keeping it going. Keep at it and happy sapping.
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    Anything is going to be better then nothing...

    Anything is going to be better then nothing thatís for sure. You should be able to stack them length wise as long as your bricks have a lean outward of strait up vertically they will stay in place....
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    Good call on holding off Dave. Been pretty cold...

    Good call on holding off Dave. Been pretty cold the past few days Monday looks to be the restart. We had a few day with decent temps though so depending on the last time you were up ya might just be...
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    Yup much better bricks. Those ones from local...

    Yup much better bricks. Those ones from local hardware stores are more for fireplaces applications. Iíd run that little heater on it if your unsure. You want all that moisture out before you hit it...
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    Thatís the kinda stuff I was looking for thanks for sharing. I bet your dad was looking down with the biggest grin on his face wile you were bringing his old arch back to life.
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    Not sure I agree with it not increasing the work...

    Not sure I agree with it not increasing the work load. More taps for me equals more lines more taps more leaks more ice time trenching through the bush bigger tank storage and that alone can be more...
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    The Canadian tire and depo ones will definitely...

    The Canadian tire and depo ones will definitely work but youíll find a much better brick from a masonry supply store. If your looking at doing an entire arch then I think youíll be surprised at the...
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    Wow hard to believe that a 10k tap operation...

    Wow hard to believe that a 10k tap operation could be considered a small operation. I own a campground in my area so I understand what would be involved in starting something like that to a certain...
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    Will the addiction ever be satisfied??

    Iím looking to hear from some of the large producers that have thousands of taps and wondering if there ever is a point where enough is enough or are you always thinking about adding more? I get...
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