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    The person I'm talking about has a month...

    The person I'm talking about has a month furlough. He can take beginning or end of the season. I told him take the middle. Lol
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    North or South

    If you only have a month to collect and boil, would you tap the south side of a hill or north. I feel the south ( early run is more sporadic with freeze/thaw conditions although the early run sugar...
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    Yes I always pack snow around them also and then...

    Yes I always pack snow around them also and then we had a big Thaw and the buckets either tipped over or blew over. Thanks.
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    . I used parachute cord wrapped around the tree...

    . I used parachute cord wrapped around the tree and hooked to the bucket the last 3 weeks of the season, seemed to work well.
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    Congratulations you will love it. I did 200 taps...

    Congratulations you will love it. I did 200 taps last year with mine. It helped immensely. I loved it so much that I bought a second one this year and am adding another100 taps. I have the RB 15...
  6. Thread: Sap tap app.

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    Found it. Thanks guys. I was looking g for an...

    Found it. Thanks guys. I was looking g for an app not a .com.
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    .401 on one piece and .408 on another.

    .401 on one piece and .408 on another.
  8. Thread: Sap tap app.

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    Sap tap app.

    Is it still out there? I canít find any longer.
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    Biggest batch in a flat pan.

    What is your typical batch? I usually boil down to an inch in my flat pan at around 218 degrees. I then finished on propane and it will give me 5-6 gallons per batch.
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    Yes some times its faster to just start over.

    Yes some times its faster to just start over.
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    Yes on the gorilla tape.

    Yes on the gorilla tape.
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    Gripping tool for building drops.

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    I built a gripper out of a hardwood dowel last year and it worked well for building drops. I started with a dowel and I drilled completely through the length with a 11\32 drill,...
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    Cheese barrels

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    I scored on 6 more 55 gallon cheese barrels today. I love these as they stack inside of each other.
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    I have a dozen or so jugs as you explain but mine...

    I have a dozen or so jugs as you explain but mine didn't need such vigorous cleaning.
    With 100+ plus buckets, storage would be a problem for jugs. At least buckets I can stack.
    Slowly adding...
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    Anchoring buckets on 5\16 drops

    Last year was the first year I used drops into buckets, boy did that work nice UNTIL the snow melted and I found 1\2 of my buckets tipped over and empty. In haste last year I ended up tying buckets...
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    I got started on my hobby Jan 8th. Installed...

    I got started on my hobby Jan 8th. Installed another 500 feet of line and 55 more drops. Planning on adding about 125 to the 2020 count. With only 3" of snow on the ground it sure is a joy to get...
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    [QUOTE=buckeye gold;387381]Hey neighbor, I...

    [QUOTE=buckeye gold;387381]Hey neighbor,

    I hope your family has avoided the covid-19 virus. I appreciate the offer, but I'm still hesitant to pull the trigger. Not having any heat in the shack...
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    21734 I boil to 217.5 and then roll the pan off...

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    I boil to 217.5 and then roll the pan off and filter into 5 gallon containers immediately while hot. I take the near syrup home and finish off on propane and filter again.
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    Vent 5\16?????

    I run 150-200 foot lines of 5\16, less than 1% slope no vacuum. Should I be venting this line at the first tree or leave it as a closed system? It seems that when I pulled the first top tap last...
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    Isn't that the truth!! Adding two or three more...

    Isn't that the truth!! Adding two or three more 30 tap lines this year. Just look at my signature and you see the growth. Lol
  21. The best advice I received was to buy or make an...

    The best advice I received was to buy or make an RO. Cut evaporating and wood cutting time in 1\2. I'm a 40 gallon producer with a flat pan.
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    4-1 Pulled taps and collected 220 gallons....

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    Pulled taps and collected 220 gallons. Finished the season with 41 gallons bottled. Just over a quart per tap. Tapped in on 3-1, so actually a pretty short season this year but I doubled...
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    That's exactly what I do, If I don't have 5...

    That's exactly what I do, If I don't have 5 gallons to finish off I wait until I do, Crazy amount of settlings. On the last finishing / bottling of the year i use half of the dredge that is clear,...
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    Bottles / Jars

    I predominately bottle in canning jars or pint and quart syrup bottles. Almost anything I use will cost about $1.00 a jar landed price at my doorstep.
    Before I went (bigtime, haha) I would receive...
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    21338 I also only use a hydrometer to determine...

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    I also only use a hydrometer to determine draw off. I have used 10 different digital thermometers over the past 15 years that have always failed. I now have dial thermometers in my flat pan...
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