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  1. Thread: 2019

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    Outstanding. Congratulations!

    Outstanding. Congratulations!
  2. Thread: 2019

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    Started taking buckets down yesterday. Was going...

    Started taking buckets down yesterday. Was going to hang on through the next freezing nights, but decided to call it a season, based as much on a now super muddy woods as anything. Yesterday's and...
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    185-190. I try to bottle right after final...

    185-190. I try to bottle right after final filtering without reheating.
  4. Thread: 2019

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    We had our second best gather of all time today,...

    We had our second best gather of all time today, helped greatly by not collecting yesterday. We got over 2 1/2 gallons per tap. Really fun to have to hustle to keep buckets from overflowing.

    I...
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    You could recover most of it if you soaked the...

    You could recover most of it if you soaked the filter in hot sap to get the sugar out for further boiling, but if it were me I'd pour it in glass jars and let the sugar sand settle out, then pour off...
  6. Thread: 2019

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    We've had about four good gathers this season so...

    We've had about four good gathers this season so far in east central, and today will be a good one from yesterday's run.

    Snow started out being a challenge, but most of it has melted. Mud might...
  7. Thread: 2019

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    Now that is unusual and will make memories.

    Now that is unusual and will make memories.
  8. Thread: 2019

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    Hung our buckets today

    My brother and I teamed up to hang 125 buckets on the farm in east central Minnesota. Even with his good help the snow made it considerable work. We could barely drive around the main trail with a...
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    Anybody getting enough to boil? When do you...

    Anybody getting enough to boil?

    When do you think the first good run is going to be?

    I'm coming back to the family farm in Minnesota and my brother and I will try to get the buckets up on...
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