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    Hello Clinkis, I could probably pick it up for...

    Hello Clinkis,

    I could probably pick it up for you this morning at the MES open house if you call Clayton and order it right away. That is if they have them at the open house location.

    Feel...
  2. Vermont Open Houses April 28-29th

    I am planning to head to the open houses in Vermont this weekend. As of yet I haven't seen the schedules of speakers and seminars at the various locations. The only info. I have is that Dr. Tim...
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    MES Atlas Copco gas pump isn't available yet, but...

    MES Atlas Copco gas pump isn't available yet, but should be soon. Would be interesting to see a side by side comparison of the two pumps on fuel consumption and overall performance. I couldn't find...
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    Only one I know of is lapierre near Beauce,...

    Only one I know of is lapierre near Beauce, 150,000 tap operation. They test all their new equipment there before bringing them to market. I know of many excellent operations in Ontario, Wheelers;...
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    Are 3/16 seasonal spouts available yet? In my...

    Are 3/16 seasonal spouts available yet? In my opinion there is a greater range of spouts available for the 5/16 drops. Also, the 3/16 tubing I've set up stays full of sap overnight. Wouldn't the CV...
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    There is a chart is available for download at the...

    There is a chart is available for download at the attached link showing how much water/ sap to add to syrup that is too thick. It is in the hydrometer compensation document....
  7. Over 23" of vacuum within half an hour of tapping...

    Over 23" of vacuum within half an hour of tapping and 27" by the end of the day. It's great to see it working after reading about everyone else's experiments with 3/16 tubing. Sugarbush for the 3/16...
  8. No venting of the lateral lines. Tim Wilmot...

    No venting of the lateral lines. Tim Wilmot mentioned possibly venting the mainline. Dr Perkins, are you aware of any advantages to venting the mainline? Any difference in yield, sanitation, flow due...
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    unrest in the Federation

    Here is a detailed article describing producers in Quebec who are attempting to sell syrup outside the federation. The federation has taken drastic measures that include hiring security guards to...
  10. Locations and Dates for open houses

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    April 24-25
    Lapierre: 9am-4pm, 102 Airport Access Road Swanton, Vermont
    See schedule at http://www.sugaringequipment.elapierre.com/default_en.asp?no=101

    CDL: 8am-4:30pm, 3 Lemnah Drive, St....
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    We gathered close to 1/2gpt yesterday. They...

    We gathered close to 1/2gpt yesterday. They finished boiling that up this morning and I'm heading up tomorrow to help clean everything up. Not sure how much we made yet, ill post on here Sunday or...
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    I wish we had a similar rebate program up here in...

    I wish we had a similar rebate program up here in Ontario. People complain about subsidies for maple in Canada, but those are probably in Quebec, though I have yet to see any hard facts on those...
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    Ennis, Have you hit a liter per tap yet? Seems...

    Ennis, Have you hit a liter per tap yet? Seems like most producers in Ontario aim for a litre per tap on vacuum systems, whereas those in Vermont aim for 1/2 GPT (1.89 L). Have you heard of anyone in...
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    Dr. Perkins, what was the lowest temperatures...

    Dr. Perkins, what was the lowest temperatures recorded by your smartrek sensors last night?
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    Here is a link where the map can be viewed...

    Here is a link where the map can be viewed better: http://weather.graphics/hrrr/2015041200/neng/hrrr_t2m_min_neng_16.png
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    Ryebrye, I agree with your thoughts on a possible...

    Ryebrye, I agree with your thoughts on a possible freeze midweek. Here are the forecast lows across New England tonight:11684
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    There is a CDL store in Lanark that is now...

    There is a CDL store in Lanark that is now stocking 3/16 fittings. The CDL rep. there is Steve Skinner. Here is their address and hours: 40 George Street, Lanark (Ontario) K0G 1K0 Tel.: 613-259-5554...
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    Grimm, try using this calculator to figure out...

    Grimm, try using this calculator to figure out sap prices:http://www.ohiomaple.org/sap-app.html
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    Here is a good explanation from the Ontario...

    Here is a good explanation from the Ontario Government Maple blog: "Producers who have equipment to measure sap sugar concentration reported sap sugar ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 ⁰Brix. Sap sugar...
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    Thanks, Dr. Perkins for simply saying what I was...

    Thanks, Dr. Perkins for simply saying what I was attempting to say.

    Here in Canada it's a battle of east vs. west. In the east, (mostly Ontario) the manufacturing sector like to see a weaker...
  21. From the looks of your signature it looks like...

    From the looks of your signature it looks like you use oil to fire your rig. For those like you who use oil it seems that a possible lower price for heating oil, coincides with reduced bulk prices....
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    Also, it's not entirely a matter of the strength...

    Also, it's not entirely a matter of the strength of the US dollar, but rather the weakness of the Cdn dollar.
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    I just started a new thread in the Sugar Inn if...

    I just started a new thread in the Sugar Inn if anyone wishes to discuss exchange rates or US monetary policy. Or even Obama.

    Theron, not sure if Doc even said that the US dollar is weaker. It is...
  24. US Economic Policy and Exchange rate with Cdn$

    Decided to start a new thread for discussing any opinions on monetary policy and how it may affect the strength of the American dollar, and in turn the exchange rate with the Canadian dollar and the...
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    Great analysis! What do you run off the...

    Great analysis! What do you run off the generator? sugarhouse lights, evaporator accessories, R.O., vacuum pump? Seems like 92 hours is a low figure if you're running a vacuum pump for 7-12 hours a...
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