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    ended up with about 72 gallons. not good usually...

    ended up with about 72 gallons. not good usually finish with 110-125. puts me at about 60-65% of my normal crop. only boiled 12 times including startup and clean out. Weather just didn't go my...
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    I can;t believe you are were still going. I have...

    I can;t believe you are were still going. I have been shut down for a week. hmmmm just good sap weather I guess good for you!!! I already have my taps pulled.
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    I guess thats a season!!! too many reds popped...

    I guess thats a season!!! too many reds popped yesterday got up to 67* sap was actually coming in pretty good since it was that warm. but sap is pretty nasty now and is actually kinda milky still...
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    I have hit tubing before with bird shot(shooting...

    I have hit tubing before with bird shot(shooting at squirrels) and a few bb's actually stuck in the tubing. and the exit holes kinda look like you would see from a slowed down video of bullet going...
  5. thanks for the input... I was trying to figure...

    thanks for the input... I was trying to figure out the set up there, thanks for the clarification of it being upside down.

    My woods are very flat, sorry to say. so I am hoping to increasing...
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    pumps are still going. got a freeze yesterday...

    pumps are still going. got a freeze yesterday but it was a little short, got down to 28 but really need a couple days of those to get things going again. funny thing is there is still ice in the...
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    wow 2600 gallons thats crazy.... yeah I...

    wow 2600 gallons thats crazy....

    yeah I never updated the 2018 signature...
  8. there is always something right???!!! wouldn;t...

    there is always something right???!!! wouldn;t be a maple season with out fighting something along the way!!!
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    thats a nice graph. and very nice sugar content...

    thats a nice graph. and very nice sugar content if it works out to be 70 gallons on 3000 gallons. about 43:1 sap/syrup you don't hear that too much. guess they were extra sweet since you didn't...
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    too bad mine has been spot on except for last...

    too bad mine has been spot on except for last night was supposed to get to 32 which could go either way but ended up at only 35. that doesn't work.
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    right there with ya on the swamp maples!!! ...

    right there with ya on the swamp maples!!!

    that's a heck of a problem to have too much sap hmmm...... I wouldn't mind that problem. yes I would be tired but oh well thats the life of...
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    wow those are good temps for this time of year. ...

    wow those are good temps for this time of year. not getting those here.

    Only had 250 gallons of sap last by last night so squeezed it and and boiled for a little bit. made another 4 gallons. ...
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    nah don;t need that much perm to wash 4 inch...

    nah don;t need that much perm to wash 4 inch membranes.
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    Josh was only 1 run ahead of me. I started...

    Josh was only 1 run ahead of me. I started collecting that run but I had so much ice around the trees that I really didn't get much, not enough to boil anyway. then shut down for 2 weeks. he was...
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    yes it was def. a vac weekend!!!

    yes it was def. a vac weekend!!!
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    I haven't been blessed with that much sap. it...

    I haven't been blessed with that much sap. it got down to only 32* last not enough to get things going at all. tonight supposed to be in the low to mid 20's so hopefully its enough to get things...
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    Alrighty!! been a while been extra busy!!! with...

    Alrighty!! been a while been extra busy!!! with everything!!! so this will be a little long winded.

    Maple weekend lighter crowd and lighter sales. I think a few factors, First negative sap...
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    Sorry to her about Richard's mom. Give him my...

    Sorry to her about Richard's mom. Give him my best please.

    yep I am always on the search for lighter syrup!!!
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    yes crappy runs. I am haveing the same issues...

    yes crappy runs. I am haveing the same issues with slow sap runs. take a couple of days to get enough sap to process. closer to the house most of the snow is gone. back in the woods is different...
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    I am tired.... not a winer but tired... always...

    I am tired.... not a winer but tired... always am afterthe first day friday night is always late wind kicked out but yesterday trying to set up tents. Put me behind at the start. Pretty slow...
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    oh yes I held on to it it is a runner. the BB2...

    oh yes I held on to it it is a runner. the BB2 is older version. bullet proof. I think Russ runs an sp22 if I am not mistaken. I have just shy of 600 on vacuum so had to upgrade.

    635 gallons...
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    I did get the old BB2 working again basically the...

    I did get the old BB2 working again basically the same as the sp11 I think. good bullet proof old pump. I maxed it out at about 280 taps a few years ago took too long to catch up when the releaser...
  23. horizontal electric releaser/extractor reviews

    Looking to change things up a bit and going with a horizontal electric releaser/extractor for next season. Looking for reviews if anyone has one. Everyone that manufactures maple equipment is...
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    I ended up with 145 gallons in a similar time...

    I ended up with 145 gallons in a similar time frame. yeah you can get more if you sell it in bulk outside of bascom's.
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    oh yeah talking about short boiling and grade...

    oh yeah talking about short boiling and grade going up right at the end of the boil.

    So went to one of the classes at the international meeting it was Dr. Perkins from UVM he was discussing a...
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