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  1. Thread: 2019 Bulk price

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    Got a flyer for the CDL open house in Lancaster...

    Got a flyer for the CDL open house in Lancaster found it interesting they are buying bulk this year. But only full drums.
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    Finishing off the pans today. Shut the pump off...

    Finishing off the pans today. Shut the pump off saturday morning. I'll have to do the numbers but I'm thinking I'll be around 200 which is less then last year, and I added 100 taps this year. Not...
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    What an underwhelming few days. Supposed to hit...

    What an underwhelming few days. Supposed to hit 38 last 2 and 45 today. Itís been 31 grey and cold. Tops of the trees are covered in ice. No sap flow.
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    Well I just pulled the plug.....on the woods tank...

    Well I just pulled the plug.....on the woods tank temporarily. Sap was looking cloudy and smelling a bit sour. Figure what the heck dump it and see if we clear up a bit. Its chilly out now, 30 and...
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    Wow I can't believe you still made 1/2 a gal per...

    Wow I can't believe you still made 1/2 a gal per tap. I'm going to be lucky if I get a 1/4.
  6. Thread: Releaser

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    I've shipped a releaser up to Lappeirre for an...

    I've shipped a releaser up to Lappeirre for an off season rebuild. Mostly for resealing the bottom. I can't remember the exact price but it was under 100 bucks which I thought was completely worth it.
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    Really didn't pick up any sap the last 2 days....

    Really didn't pick up any sap the last 2 days. And when I pumped the maybe 250 gals up to the sugarhouse, I forgot to swap out sap filters and the old one plugged and spilled half the sap onto the...
  8. Thread: 2019 Bulk price

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    I'll tell you why I'd put quote marks around...

    I'll tell you why I'd put quote marks around "Producers" I've got 2 local to me. That have made quite a name for themselves at farmers markets. And if they make a 1/10th of the syrup they sell I'd be...
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    Got a halfway decent night yesterday the 3rd. But...

    Got a halfway decent night yesterday the 3rd. But with the wind the evap seemed to be running odd. Only made 9 gals. Today I had ice in puddles out in the woods at 10 when I checked the tank. But we...
  10. Thread: 2019 Bulk price

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    Ya my plan is not to sell any in bulk. I sold 20...

    Ya my plan is not to sell any in bulk. I sold 20 gallons last year. 10 gals that I thought had an off flavor and 10 gals of black burned crap. But I like to keep the bulk price in the back of my mind...
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    Same here Russ. I've been getting about 4 degs...

    Same here Russ. I've been getting about 4 degs colder then the forecast so I"m hoping another week. Heck I had slush in the releaser yesterday morning. And my trees are just kinda running or walking...
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    Huh, I'd say sap is walking here not running....

    Huh, I'd say sap is walking here not running. Picked up 2/3 of the woods tank in 24 hours. 2/3 of gal per tap.
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    19938 Well I finally got my first keg full. Got...

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    Well I finally got my first keg full. Got cold last night. Had ice on all the puddles in the woods. Sap was starting to run well tiday but I just did a quick boil to clear out all the sap...
  14. Thread: 2019 Bulk price

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    2019 Bulk price

    Can't find a thread, anyone know what the bulk price is looking like?
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    It was a vac weekend. I actually had enough sap...

    It was a vac weekend. I actually had enough sap to boil all weekend for open houses. Heck I was even able to squeeze it to 6%. And now the ground outside is hard, I think we have another week.
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    The weather kept the customer flow down today. We...

    The weather kept the customer flow down today. We did decently yesterday. The good news is the vac saved the weekend cause I had enough sap to boil both days was even able to squeeze a bit of water...
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    I'd actually rather boil raw or weak concentrate...

    I'd actually rather boil raw or weak concentrate on open house days. I need to make it last and I have a habit of getting distracted by questions. Last night I had 50 people in the sugarhouse on a 4H...
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    Ya I held fridays back and boiled raw sap...

    Ya I held fridays back and boiled raw sap saturday. Sunday I sqeezed a bit in the morning then finished on raw sap. I expected a better run sunday didn't get much actually. Ran good sunday night into...
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    I did have a couple groups that went your way...

    I did have a couple groups that went your way first Asa.
    And I have to say now I really like the filter press. My usual night is 12-18 gals so it was getting to be way more then I could gravity...
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    We finally cracked 100 gals over the weekend too....

    We finally cracked 100 gals over the weekend too. Slow maple weekend for us compared to last year. I took yesterday off to ski. Man standing all weekend in the sugarhouse then skiing hard for a day...
  21. Thread: Maplesaint

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    It was slow for us Saturday only 65 people had...

    It was slow for us Saturday only 65 people had 200 last year. We did better on sunday about 350. Still not as good as last year.
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    That was just me. I filled my table syrup...

    That was just me. I filled my table syrup dispenser with the last of my syrup on monday. I need to make some syrup.
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    Iíve had more fittings push apart then any other year. Itís gettung annoying.
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    What have I been up too? Well I spent feb vacay...

    What have I been up too? Well I spent feb vacay skiing rather then sugaring that was a change. Thought I'd push and boil on monday. I had some liquid in the woods tank. So I shoved my well pump down...
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    I'm tapped in. Turned the pump on yesterday. It...

    I'm tapped in. Turned the pump on yesterday. It was reading 25in but I'm guessing I still have lots of ice in the lines. So tomorrow's job will be walking and fixing leaks when it warms up. Trying to...
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