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    I will thank you for your concern. I actually...

    I will thank you for your concern. I actually work for the state and department tasked with enforcement of the COVID protocols
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    I might have been clear making maple syrup is a...

    I might have been clear making maple syrup is a hobby for me and my kids. My sons troop was looking for something to do outdoors and I do not have a sugar shack(yet). So there are some groups...
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    Thanks for the help! I know itís a strange request because in the last 5 years I have been doing this there would never be a reason to even do anything close. The idea is to let them see the whole...
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    Maple Syrup and Boy Scouts

    I have about 30 Boy Scouts coming this weekend to see the process of making syrup. I would like to show them the entire process but I only have about 2 hours to show them and would like then to see...
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    Good luck with that knee. I know that I would be...

    Good luck with that knee. I know that I would be out for a season with a surgery like that as I collect it all in 5 gallon buckets and itís a haul. We boiled on Saturday and had about 120 gallons. ...
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    Good runs

    We tapped last weekend had some really good short runs. But in the last two days I collected almost more sap than ever. If this keeps up it will be my biggest boil since I started 3 years ago
  7. Thread: Getting ready

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    Getting ready

    Anyone else gearing up for the 2020 season. We actually tapped 6 of our 50 trees 2 weeks ago even though itís low sugar sap it tends to be my favorite syrup. We made about a gallon of syrup over...
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    Hey everybody I just wanted to give you an...

    Hey everybody I just wanted to give you an update. We got a boil going around 9 am on Saturday. By 3 pm my 64 gallons was down to about 2.5 and we pulled it off to finish. We ended up with just...
  9. Thread: 2019 season

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    Hey cabinguy. I havnt been too disappointed in...

    Hey cabinguy. I havnt been too disappointed in flows. In the last two weeks I got a little over 100 gallons and ended up with just over 2 gallons of syrup
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    You guys are all awesome. So changing the...

    You guys are all awesome. So changing the direction of the pan would be difficult for this year because I designed it to go that way (probably should have talked to you all first). So I raised the...
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    Hey maple flats, Thanks for the input. There is...

    Hey maple flats,
    Thanks for the input. There is slight space in between for the metal grates. We did run it about 5 inches deep maybe that was the big problem. It was very frustrating not getting...
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    A little help on home made evaporator

    So this is my second year making syrup. Last year we boiled on pretty much every pan in the house we got pretty efficient at it. By the end of the year we were able to boil 55 gallons in 7 hours....
  13. Thread: 2019 season

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    2019 season

    So I might have jumped the gun a little. So I put in 47 taps on Sunday and sap was flowing really well. In a 24 hour period I collected 31 gallons and it was still going. Freeze thaw cycle is...
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    Average start date?

    I was just wondering what the average start date is in Rhode Island. Last year I tapped around the 10th of February and did pretty good, but o was looking at the forecast over the next couple of...
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    What is everyone thinking for a start date

    1926619265This is my second year tapping and Iím starting to get really excited! I upgraded to. 2x4 pan and built a new outdoor fireplace to hold it. I also have reconstructed an old wood stove...
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    So you boil at night? What are you boiling on...

    So you boil at night? What are you boiling on and how long does it take you? Last week we boiled down about 80 gallons on our outdoor fire pit, which I expanded so we could put more pots. We ended...
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    Iím running into the same thing. Do you find the sap will keep for another week. Or is it worth trying to bring some buckets in so you can still boil. Iím limited to the weekends so skipping a week...
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    Here we go!! So it was a great week for...

    Here we go!! So it was a great week for collecting sap this week, from last Sunday to this morning I have 84 gallons and the fire is already going at 6:30am. Iím sure Iíll be boiling well into the...
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    The 55 gallon drum may be the way to go. I...

    The 55 gallon drum may be the way to go. I bought some more buckets and now have 80 gallons. I have no idea how I will boil it all down in a weekend in just a fire.
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    Food grade buckets and coolers is what I have...

    Food grade buckets and coolers is what I have been doing. I guess Iíll jist have to get more
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    Anyone else still collecting

    I know there might not be a lot of us in Rhode Island but just curious if people are still collecting. Itís my first year making maple syrup, it started as a little project with my kids. Now Iím...
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