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    I freeze cream in both pound and half pound...

    I freeze cream in both pound and half pound glass. Never had a problem with breakage
  2. I'd like to see a comment from Dr Tim regarding...

    I'd like to see a comment from Dr Tim regarding vacuum transfer in 3/16 vs 5/16 with limited slope
  3. There are T's made for it

    There are T's made for it
  4. . Also will only have 3 to 4 taps per lateral 30...

    . Also will only have 3 to 4 taps per lateral 30 to 40 foot runs to the lateral[/QUOTE]

    If you only have 3 or 4 taps per lateral and only 30 to 40 foot laterals, you will not be forming the column...
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    This time of year, I cook my syrup about two...

    This time of year, I cook my syrup about two degrees hotter than normal
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    I find the light delicate flavors of golden syrup...

    I find the light delicate flavors of golden syrup disappear in a couple of months if stored in glass or plastic, less so if stored in stainless. Better yet is to keep the stainless barrels in a...
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    speaking from experience, NO!

    speaking from experience, NO!
  8. The trick to filling mason jars is to put about...

    The trick to filling mason jars is to put about 3/4 inch of hot syrup in and allow the jar to adjust for about a minute, then fill the rest of the way.
  9. fred, Those statistics are presented in good...

    fred,
    Those statistics are presented in good conscience because those are the numbers that NASS has to work with. Many, if not most, sugar makers do not bother to report their production. As a...
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    I think both but my high school french is way...

    I think both but my high school french is way behind me.
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    2019 Quebec production

    The Federation has announced 2019 estimated production at a bit over 159 million pounds. This would be a new record.
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    I drill about 2000 holes and replace the bit!

    I drill about 2000 holes and replace the bit!
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    Started drilling. 700 done about 8000 plus to...

    Started drilling. 700 done about 8000 plus to go. Had 4 transformers and 6600 feet of 4/0 wire arrive at noon yesterday. We got the wire all pulled through the woods. Built a spinner for the reels...
  14. Weather during season will be the main effect. ...

    Weather during season will be the main effect. Weather now has little correlation to spring sap flow
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    I have always filed a schedule F for my maple...

    I have always filed a schedule F for my maple production and it has never been questioned. The census of agriculture seems to think it is farming. Your mistake may have been asking
  16. I haven't seen it yet, was just told it will be...

    I haven't seen it yet, was just told it will be out soon. When I get it, I'll have Dave help me post it.
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    The costs associated with your membership have...

    The costs associated with your membership have steadily risen. These costs have been being subsidized by the monies raised at the state level such as the State Fair. Through The Association you are...
  18. I just talked to Helen Thomas at the NY State...

    I just talked to Helen Thomas at the NY State Maple Producers office. There will be applications in "The Pipeline" (New York Maple producers Newsletter) that will be arriving in a few days. The...
  19. Dave, I got an email from the NYS maple...

    Dave,
    I got an email from the NYS maple producers this evening with a PDF file of all the classes, speakers and location of each class listed. I'm not computer savvy enough to connect to it but you...
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    I try to do all my line maintainance and spout...

    I try to do all my line maintainance and spout changing between now and tapping (Feb).
  21. I see no reason to. You want as much vacuum as...

    I see no reason to. You want as much vacuum as you can get.
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    Put them all on the same lines

    Put them all on the same lines
  23. You can use a barrel just once. The fresher the...

    You can use a barrel just once. The fresher the better. It is recommended that syrup be put in barrel within a week of the bourbon being dumped out.
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    Parker, Our County group has had a machine for 3...

    Parker,
    Our County group has had a machine for 3 years now. Been both a moneymaker and a crowd pleaser. Use a quality mix, at least 10% and 13% is even better. We use 3 cups of good flavored dark...
  25. You will have to push the sap up. Physics says...

    You will have to push the sap up. Physics says that you can't suck water or sap up more than 25 to 30 ft. I played with pumping sap for years and finally found the best solution was a deep well...
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