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    Bosworth pumps and Next Gen (depending on the...

    Bosworth pumps and Next Gen (depending on the weather up north) will also be there. Not sure if anyone will have jugs/bottles there but a couple of the vendors are here in CT and have them at their...
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    Yes the meeting is Saturday 19 January. It is...

    Yes the meeting is Saturday 19 January. It is being held at Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon. The address is 917 Exeter Rd. Lots of great workshops and presenters. A great group of sugar makers...
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    Maple Syrup Producers of CT meeting

    Just a reminder that the fall meeting will be held at the Mansfield Middle School on November 10th. Several great presenters are lined up and as always we will have coffee and donuts to start the day...
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    Working on a very similar setup. 400 feet away...

    Working on a very similar setup. 400 feet away and 25 feet up. I have a harbor freight gas pump and will pump it up hill in a two inch line. I am setting up a second small tank next to my sap tank. I...
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    New 2x6 Evaporator arrived

    Received my new Smoky Lake 2x6 drop flu on a corsair arch this summer. I got it with the same side reverse, blower, site glass, stainless sides and stack and auto draw. I had the pan modified so the...
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    New video on MSPAC web site

    Thought all of you in CT might enjoy this video. It was produced by MSPAC and recently added to the web site. It features some CT sugar makers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Fo5bU22ZI&t=4s
  7. Thanks for the replies, I took off the gauge and...

    Thanks for the replies, I took off the gauge and tried to clean it but it still would not drop lower than about 80PSI so it must be bad. Guess I need to get a new one. I do have to say I sure have...
  8. Buit myself an RO, question on preasure gauge

    I built a 4x40 RO this year. It has really cut down on the boiling time. I do have a question on the concentrate pressure gauge. It reads 90 PSI all the time even after I clean and shut it down. Do I...
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    MSPAC January meeting

    Getting to be that time of year to start planning for the season. In case you are interested MSPAC is having their pre season meeting next Sat January 21st at Lebanon High School. Here is the link if...
  10. Great build, I am going to be building mine (a...

    Great build, I am going to be building mine (a single 4x40, 120v unit) in Jan and your photos and drawing are going to be a big help. I would love to see your parts list, this is almost exactly what...
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    Ideas for growing my small operation

    I would like to grow to about 200-250 taps (only have max 300-350 maples mac and some are not convenient, and don't want to go off site, just don't have the time), build a small RO and new sugar...
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    product liability insurance in CT

    We are starting to grow and between honey and syrup are getting to a point I need to do a stand at a farmer's market a couple times a year. One of the local ones allows you to do a guest stand twice...
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    my hives are about 100 feet or so from my shack....

    my hives are about 100 feet or so from my shack. I have never had them around the evaporator only the wood pile and gathering water from the collected rain on the tarps covering the wood. I did find...
  14. I have that trailer as is and use it behind my...

    I have that trailer as is and use it behind my quad and tractor for collecting sap and for collecting fire wood in my timber. I have two 55 gallon barrels on the back for sap and have a set of stake...
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    Bowhunter, How much did it cost you to put your...

    Bowhunter,
    How much did it cost you to put your system together? trying to decide what to do myself for next year. I want to grow some but don't have the time to boil more sap, need to figure out an...
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    This is my third year on a 2x4 xl. The preheater...

    This is my third year on a 2x4 xl. The preheater is not the best. I have built a system that is a copper manifold and goes over the pan, cant find the thread right now but start searching for DIY...
  17. Sorry to redirect this thread but I also have a...

    Sorry to redirect this thread but I also have a Mason 2x4 and have been trying to figure out a way to better preheat my sap. I started with the idea of wrapping around the stack but never really...
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    I just looked at the next couple months on...

    I just looked at the next couple months on Accuweather. It shows we will be tapping in Jan. I have heard both a repeat of last year and a warmer than normal winter from the weather people. Not sure...
  19. Thread: 2x4Mason xl

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    http://www.wfmasonwelding.com/home.html Here...

    http://www.wfmasonwelding.com/home.html

    Here is the link for his web site, it has some pricing. I have the 2x4 XL with a blower and with it on medium I am getting between 12-15 GPH. Depends on how...
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    It has been a strange year for me also. So far...

    It has been a strange year for me also. So far the runs have been real hit and miss. I only got about 60 gallons yesterday off of 82 taps. Some are running great some not at all. I have most of my...
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    I have the same setup and was very happy with it...

    I have the same setup and was very happy with it last year. The preheater is so so but I am thinking about running a feed line wrapped around the stack to help increase the temp of the sap going in....
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    just put in 55 taps today, a few of them had a...

    just put in 55 taps today, a few of them had a few drips of sap running but not much. Looks like we might get some sap next week, I cannot wait to fire up the arch and start making syrup.
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    I got the sugar shack built this year finally so...

    I got the sugar shack built this year finally so with this cold I am sure thankful I at least will be inside. Looking at mid Feb myself. The snow is sure going to make it a challenge to get to some...
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    I also have a Mason 2x4, I would say the 60-70 is...

    I also have a Mason 2x4, I would say the 60-70 is a good number. With the blower, good dry wood and preheated sap you can boil a little better than 15gph but not really consistantly. I don't like to...
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    I do not have a turkey fryer set up and so there...

    I do not have a turkey fryer set up and so there was 3 gallons of semi concentrate i did not boil down further since i did not want to boil that much in the house. It was not the end of the world but...
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