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    I'll let them know, thanks again! Any suggestion...

    I'll let them know, thanks again! Any suggestion as to what hose/ tubing and connectors I should use? Ted
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    Thanks guys! Maple flats: its on my Christmas...

    Thanks guys! Maple flats: its on my Christmas list. Ted
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    Pump Recommendations

    Hi Everyone,
    We're just small time, 80 or so buckets. I have a 65 gallon poly leg tank in the bed of a pickup that we use for transporting sap back to our shack. We have a 150 gallon sump bottom...
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    We're having a problem with getting the doors...

    We're having a problem with getting the doors initial outward movement started, after that its just gravity. Thanks, ted
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    We're adding sight glasses to our feeder tank...

    We're adding sight glasses to our feeder tank (that feeds sap to the evaporator) and to our pan. We have purchased a150 gallon tank for sap storage that will feed our feeder tank and wil...
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    I was doing the previous from my phone, my...

    I was doing the previous from my phone, my apologies. Anyway, 2x4 frame, cement board on the bottom (i don't recall why) lay out the brick, fill the gaps with polymuric sand (from Lowes), water it...
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    2013920139 This worked out pretty good, was...

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    This worked out pretty good, was easy and looks kind of cool.2014020141
  8. Thread: Plumbing a tank

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    Plumbing a tank

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm going to plumb in a 150 gallon poly tank, outside the shack. I want to move sap from the 150 gallon tank to a 15 gallon tank that feeds the evaporator. Should I use copper, pvc,...
  9. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    Hey upmep! I couldn't remember if it was time or...

    Hey upmep! I couldn't remember if it was time or health that kept you out last year so I said a quick "hope all's well with him" this year. Glad you were able to make steam. Ted
  10. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    We collected 40 gallons (3.2% according to our...

    We collected 40 gallons (3.2% according to our refractometer) we're going to boil today. We're going to boil until we hit buddy syrup, both to experiance that and to see if we can cook it into sugar...
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    I think all you can do is reheat that syrup to...

    I think all you can do is reheat that syrup to 185° - 190°, and re-jar it. Sorry, Ted
  12. Thread: Truck tanks

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    I think our 65 gallon tank holds 65 gallons when...

    I think our 65 gallon tank holds 65 gallons when full. I think the other markings, 10, 20, 30, 40,50 is rather subjective. Ten gallons in the middle of the ten mark? The bottom of the ten mark? ...
  13. Hey fuz, how do you filter your walnut syrup? I...

    Hey fuz, how do you filter your walnut syrup? I hear it's problematic. We have severe acres of row planted walnut trees of tappable size but ive heard unfortunate things about filtering the walnut...
  14. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    Hunter and I finished off 6 gallons of amber...

    Hunter and I finished off 6 gallons of amber today. We've put 11.5 gallons in bottles soo far, planning to go until it's done. Ted
  15. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    The weather is a mess but we tapped yesterday. ...

    The weather is a mess but we tapped yesterday. Nothing so far. Ted
  16. Thread: Syrup Swap

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    I'd be up for it.

    I'd be up for it.
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    My apologies, i was responding to the last post...

    My apologies, i was responding to the last post on the first page. Not sure how i missed an entire page but there it is. Ted
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    Not sure about your blower so maybe should keep...

    Not sure about your blower so maybe should keep quiet but, nah! The blower that came with my corsair arch is bolted directly to the back of the fire box below the grate. My thought is that it...
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    I'm not sure you'd absolutly HAVE to, but I...

    I'm not sure you'd absolutly HAVE to, but I would. With the fumes and stuff. Besides, fill the pans with water and see what kind of boil you get. Just my thoughts, Ted
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    Hi Millvilltapper1! I've been using our maple...

    Hi Millvilltapper1! I've been using our maple sugar in the cure! Home cured/smoked bacon cut 1/4" to 3/8" thick, fried low and slow! Can't be beat! We call it "steakon". We're ready to go as...
  21. Thread: When to tap

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    Poll: We "usually" tap sometime in the first week of...

    We "usually" tap sometime in the first week of March. We've been tapping earlier and earlier the last few years with a tap date of 2/14/18 this past season. "Usually" has gone the way of the Doodoo...
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    mol1jb, will your label inform customers...

    mol1jb, will your label inform customers regarding the use of sunflower oil, for those with allergies? Ted
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    I use a deep (stock pot?) that has a heavy...

    I use a deep (stock pot?) that has a heavy bottom, rub a bit of butter around the rim and heat one quart of syrup without stirring to 260°F, then in the upright mixer it goes and set on stir (lowest...
  24. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Thanks IowaSap! Lots of things to get used to...

    Thanks IowaSap! Lots of things to get used to this season but we sure did have fun doing it! Our season is over, taps are pulled, everything is cleaned and sanitized with the exception of the pan...
  25. Thread: Ready for 2018

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