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    I have thought about his a lot. Neils yields blow...

    I have thought about his a lot. Neils yields blow PMRC out of the water. Yet he dosn't have dry lines in his main woods. Why? No leaks! You might think you are leak free, but do you go to your woods...
  2. 16458 Todays price for a steam away is $15k.

    16458 Todays price for a steam away is $15k.
  3. When I hired EnSave to do a energy audit of my...

    When I hired EnSave to do a energy audit of my maple operation they came back with a 25.2 year pay back for a steam away and "did not recommend" the installation due to the long pay back period....
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    I would compare size rig vs evaporation rate vs...

    I would compare size rig vs evaporation rate vs price. Everyone makes good evaporators. Some are more efficient and some boil faster. What are you looking for?
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    Good job Doug. How did the monitoring system...

    Good job Doug. How did the monitoring system work? Did it pay?
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    Finished up last night. Syrup went from very dark...

    Finished up last night. Syrup went from very dark to amber by the end of the night. 31 gallons of sap per tap. I am short of the 1/2 gallon goal. I have not subtracted out the purchased sap out of...
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    congrats mike.

    congrats mike.
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    Going strong in Otsego County. gallon of sap per...

    Going strong in Otsego County. gallon of sap per tap every day. Today marks 7 boil days in a row. We began tapping on December 28th. .41 gallons of syrup per tap so far. We went in to dark last...
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    Snow storm last week was a SOB. 5 days of digging...

    Snow storm last week was a SOB. 5 days of digging out main lines. Back to making syrup. We finished tapping today. 2/3 crop. Great syrup still. Great smell and flavor. Bouncing back and forth between...
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    I believe there intention is to keep the temp...

    I believe there intention is to keep the temp range within 150F. For example we run our stack temp 850F - 1000F.
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    Kick *** run for the past two days. tons of sap,...

    Kick *** run for the past two days. tons of sap, little sleep, decent amount of syrup. chasing wind damage this afternoon between collecting and boiling. we are at 1/2 way mark today. very happy for...
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    Good sugar content before yesterday, 54:1,...

    Good sugar content before yesterday, 54:1, yesterday 70:1.
    1/3 of full crop so far.
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    Bruce, Just a pre heater, no steam away. And that...

    Bruce, Just a pre heater, no steam away. And that is an average. I know we saw better than that the last time we boiled. The ro was working concentrate at 8gpm and the evap was sucking down the...
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    We finished tapping today.

    We finished tapping today.
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    I have a new Vortex this year too. I have boiled...

    I have a new Vortex this year too. I have boiled 5 times so far with it. My rig evaporates 500 gallons per hour. When I have about 100 gallons of concentrate in the head tank I switch to slab wood. I...
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    Otsego County 2017

    We began tapping today.
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    14828 You need a "nailer" board 1/2 way up the...

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    You need a "nailer" board 1/2 way up the wall and a Sill beam on the bottom to nail the boards to .
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    4.5 years.

    4.5 years.
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    $4188 from Lapierre.

    $4188 from Lapierre.
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    Busy summer. Second 3500 gallon tank in the...

    Busy summer. Second 3500 gallon tank in the basement. New evaporator. Test fired it yesterday. I can confirm that it does boil water. Lots of summer storm damage in the woods. Not too many lost taps,...
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    And you promote the inflated sap prices that your...

    And you promote the inflated sap prices that your area commands?
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    We got to see our new evaporator at leader. Cant...

    We got to see our new evaporator at leader. Cant wait to get it home. 14264
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    not to big. room to grow.

    not to big. room to grow.
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    I use the clear check valve spouts. I cut them...

    I use the clear check valve spouts. I cut them off and put the tip of the spout in the drop line. it is about 99% effective. It didn't effect the vacuum.
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    I boiled in 3k of clean clear sap. Golden in...

    I boiled in 3k of clean clear sap. Golden in color. despite pulling the reds the flavor is metabolized. much better flavor than the syrup we ended with last week. Ill go a few more days.
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