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    Getting Ready

    Thanks for the input. I am currently collecting spring water to run through the RO to remove the preservative. This will be my second year with the RO, so I've never done the entire process. ...
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    3/16

    We have a similar setup, only all 5/16. I haven't tried 3/16 yet. Do you see much difference between the two?
  3. I have a few out. I think most of the oder is...

    I have a few out. I think most of the oder is from the rubber gasket in the lid. In my case 10 gallon out of a 100 gallon run. No effect on final syrup taste. If you want to do a trial, collect...
  4. Uneven boil in syrup pan

    Hello all,
    This is my first time with a 2x6 raised flue. I have such a good draft that it pulls all the fire past the syrup pan and it takes forever to get syrup started in the front pan. I...
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    I would like to know more about your homemade RO....

    I would like to know more about your homemade RO. We currently have around 200 taps and a new CDL 2x6 raised flue. I think your size RO would be just right.
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    Chris, We are starting into the maple madness...

    Chris,
    We are starting into the maple madness not far from Weston, WV where your article originated from. I first learned about it as a boy working for a dairy farmer in NY, who sugared in the...
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    1st Boil

    We boiled last Sunday. Had around 140 gallons, but didn't make any syrup. Boiled again today, with about 75 gallon of sap. Made 3 and half quarts of medium amber syrup. Supposed to stay cold here...
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    1st run of 2014

    Ok guys......... We tapped around 120 on Friday and another 80 on Saturday. Collected mid day on Saturday, about 75 gallons. Sap tested around 1%, but we have very few large trees.

    Question? ...
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    I've been dealing with a CDL dealer in NY. I...

    I've been dealing with a CDL dealer in NY. I worked for him in high school, and that is where I was 'bitten' by the maple bug.
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    Ireland

    I am located in Ireland, mid-state, about 20 miles from I-79. Planning on tapping in the morning and running more tubing in the afternoon.
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    Thanks

    Yes, that is what I am already thinking about........ Undersized again! Thank you for the reply. Good luck this year.
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    2014 Sap run

    This is my first post. We are in central WV (Lewis Co.) I spent last weekend running 3,000 feet of new tubing down the mountain with around 180 taps. Ordered 2,000 more feet and 300 more spouts. ...
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