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    I want to distill the sap. Run it through the RO...

    I want to distill the sap. Run it through the RO until the sugar content is just high enough, cook it a little on the evaporator, and add the yeast. Distill it, put it in a 1 gallon charred wooden...
  2. So I think that means no, maple flats has not...

    So I think that means no, maple flats has not experienced the issue at hand.😊
    However, our small bottling reducer leaks also. Not a stream, and not constantly, but enough to make a bit of a mess....
  3. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    Oh yeah, I know Will, We talk syrup quite a bit....

    Oh yeah, I know Will, We talk syrup quite a bit. He's making some very nice improvements/upgrades this season.
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    I work for IU, based out of the physical plant. I...

    I work for IU, based out of the physical plant. I drive by the farmstead several times a day, I noticed some bags hanging in the past few days. Looks like you lost a couple trees, there by the street.
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    Wouldn't happen to be on 10th street, would it?

    Wouldn't happen to be on 10th street, would it?
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    Sorry Mike, I didn't see this in time. I would've...

    Sorry Mike, I didn't see this in time. I would've been glad to give you our sap. Will keep you in mind if the situation occurs again.
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    Just shy of 500 gallons of sap processed so far....

    Just shy of 500 gallons of sap processed so far. These warm temps and a full time job mean I will likely be dumping some sap over the next 24 hours or so.
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    First boil of the season, collected approx 100...

    First boil of the season, collected approx 100 gallons on Friday, ran it through the RO at low pressure to reduce it down to 50 gallons. We have some new equipment this year so this small run was...
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    Not yet, it's trying to run which surprised me...

    Not yet, it's trying to run which surprised me given these warm temps. It needs to cool off.
  10. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    Tapping 2020

    We put our taps out today, around 85 on 3/16 tubing. The forecast doesn't look as good as it did a couple days ago, but we've had good luck getting out early so we went ahead anyway. Ready for colder...
  11. You can make syrup from the sap of the Black...

    You can make syrup from the sap of the Black Walnuts. We used to, until we sold that property. Very tasty, hard to filter, commands a premium price.
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    In my opinion, infusing syrup is just one more...

    In my opinion, infusing syrup is just one more source of revenue. Doesn't have to mean that you quit bottling pure maple syrup also, just that you've recognized a demand for product and you've taken...
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    Quick update, we bottled a small run of coffee...

    Quick update, we bottled a small run of coffee infused syrup, and the response was fantastic. The two flavors play together very well. At $18 per 12 oz bottle, we will definitely be bottling more of...
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    Maple pecan pie, and maple Long Island iced tea...

    Maple pecan pie, and maple Long Island iced tea afterward. Also, a good source of feedback for different experiments... coffee infused syrup in our case. It was a big hit.
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    I've never carried in our woods unless I was...

    I've never carried in our woods unless I was hunting. We have coyotes, bobcats, skunks, possums, raccoons, and the occasional mountain lion. In five decades on this property, not once have I felt...
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    I used this:...

    I used this:
    https://www.powerwash.com/mtm-hydro-1-5-hg-vacuum-switch-with-burner-control.html

    I made sure to mount it higher than the level of sap in the tank, so sap will never contact the...
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    I also had problems with residual pressure on the...

    I also had problems with residual pressure on the membranes being too high to allow the low pressure switch to open. I thought about going the float switch route, but wanted to drain the sap tank as...
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    I donít take a firearm into my woods unless Iím hunting. Never saw the need.
    Now a brush cutter, axe, or machete? That is another story.
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    No worries, we only make 30-40 gallons a year and...

    No worries, we only make 30-40 gallons a year and sell out every time. We do have a waiting list for the following season also, so we have a rough idea of how much to make.
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    Doesnít matter to us which came first, the product or the demand. As long as our customers are raving about out infused syrup, weíll keep right on making it.
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    Iím interested in the process with the coffee beans. How many beans do you add per quantity of syrup? Any favorite kinds or types of beans? Does the coffee flavor continue to increase as time passes?
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    Ginseng

    Itís ginseng season here in Indiana. Was wondering if any other sugarmakers took advantage of the ground beneath their maples to try and grow some additional revenue? It grows well for us among our...
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    Good for you! I hope the upcoming season is your...

    Good for you! I hope the upcoming season is your best ever.:)
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    Last season we did a vanilla syrup with a whole...

    Last season we did a vanilla syrup with a whole bean in each bottle. It tasted fantastic, and our customers agreed. We sold all we had in 12oz glass for $17 a bottle, and couldíve sold much more. We...
  25. We’re about 25 miles west of Bloomington. 23...

    We’re about 25 miles west of Bloomington. 23 degrees here this morning, good luck on the rest of your season!

    We are blessed with some great natural slope, this line was still running when I...
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