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  1. Took a mental health day today..should have been...

    Took a mental health day today..should have been finishing the 50 gals from last night but my old bod needed a break..thank you Mother Nature...looking forward to the next couple days runs...
  2. In my leader patriot pans there is a lip and she...

    In my leader patriot pans there is a lip and she boils so hard I run mine at 2”
  3. The sugarhouse at Morningstar Farm 2018

    Well, better late than never I guess..I am alive.. I haven't even had time to look at my computer to see how everyone's season is going..signed in and have 15 pages of new posts..ugh..This year has...
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    Can't give you an exact time for aging..but..the...

    Can't give you an exact time for aging..but..the distillery I work with won't use the large barrels as it takes several times as long to age the bourbon..I would imagine it would be the same with the...
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    It will..but you need a dedicated vac line to...

    It will..but you need a dedicated vac line to feed the releaser and they take about 10 cfm just to run the releaser..and a 1" line under vacuum for the sap to return through to another releaser at...
  6. I use a deep well pumpin a 6" pipe...

    I use a deep well pumpin a 6" pipe chamber..lworks extremely wellbup to 28"..
  7. Nope...not even at gunpoint....

    Nope...not even at gunpoint....
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    Tried the end of line tees...didnt like...

    Tried the end of line tees...didnt like them...the sap has to run around the tree and then into the lateral...it was a pain to get them to run to my satisfaction..much prefer the end hooks and a...
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    Check with farm credit east...there is one in...

    Check with farm credit east...there is one in each state...not sure if they will...but they would be your best bet..might need a business plan though
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    Try spraying with pam....works for me

    Try spraying with pam....works for me
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    2017 carlisle award

    Just a quick heads up to everyone...your Carlisle Award entries must be at sunnyside maples by 6/20 for consideration..just found out myself...good luck all
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    For that price i would jump on it...i have...

    For that price i would jump on it...i have several of them and they are great...
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    It is what i have in m sugarhous..its been upfor...

    It is what i have in m sugarhous..its been upfor 5 years now and no problems....use a good paint and i rinsse yhe walls down each season...for the price i love it...
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    Very sad night here..pulled the plug and had my...

    Very sad night here..pulled the plug and had my last boil of the 2017 season...its been a very challenging year here...plenty of sap but very little sugar in it...best run of the year was 1.1% with...
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    Hey all..its been ara season of extremes for...

    Hey all..its been ara season of extremes for sure...each time we get going we hit a hard freeze up and lose another week...ugh!...havent had anything to boil since last thurs..thanks to this years...
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    Lol..in respect to my grandfather in his little...

    Lol..in respect to my grandfather in his little sugarhouse in the 70's I tap every telephone pole on my street all the way to the main road...I must get a couple dozen people a year that stop in to...
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    well, it's been a busy week here...have the...

    well, it's been a busy week here...have the second bush about half tapped in..had 1700 gals to boil yesterday..somehow ended up with a bulkhead fitting snapping with the tank half full..dropped 800...
  18. Call me tonight...

    Call me tonight...
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    Let them be..the sap wood is only about an inch...

    Let them be..the sap wood is only about an inch and a half thick...you can try tapping the holes you drilled but it may leak with the poor wood
  20. You most definitely do need the moisture...

    You most definitely do need the moisture trap!...and no it doesnt need to be freeze protected..although your pump will start easier if its room temp..drain the moisture trap daily..might not be...
  21. Hey, check bascoms web page under used...

    Hey, check bascoms web page under used pans..plenty of choices there for a few hundred bucks..they are open for negotiation as well..then build a cinder block arch for it..that will get you through...
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    Nice!..good luck this season brother...hoping to...

    Nice!..good luck this season brother...hoping to get back in the game this weekend...weather permitting..lol
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    Been a busy few days here..half the second bush...

    Been a busy few days here..half the second bush is tapped in..then we get a foot of snow...now we are supposd to get another foot to foot and a half tonight..ugh..yes, iknowits still early, its just...
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    Its been a busy couple of days...went to the...

    Its been a busy couple of days...went to the nhmpa meeting sat for the carlisle award finals..suprised me to end up third..woohoo..then back into the woods to tap some more..today turned everything...
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    Congrats on tap in...good luck

    Congrats on tap in...good luck
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