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  1. I think we're all a bit frustrated by it, however...

    I think we're all a bit frustrated by it, however it is the best we have (even knowing there are some problems with it). It will require a little more effort and cooperation from producers for it to...
  2. Yup...people are afraid of this right up until...

    Yup...people are afraid of this right up until the time they NEED help, and then they find they can't get it, because, technically, you don't exist (because you haven't reported).

    An example of...
  3. There is no question that the NASS numbers are...

    There is no question that the NASS numbers are not perfect. Don't blame NASS -- they rely on people to voluntarily report. They use standard statistical approaches to estimate the actual numbers...
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    Nice find. Enjoy it.

    Nice find. Enjoy it.
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    Apparently there is no sound in the video. I...

    Apparently there is no sound in the video. I didn't put it together...was just asked to post it. Thanks for checking though.
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    2019 Vermont MapleRama Tour Video ...

    2019 Vermont MapleRama Tour Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idUKRVNI10g
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    2019 Vermont MapleRama tour video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idUKRVNI10g
  8. 1 large ice cube 2 fingers of bourbon 1 TBSP of...

    1 large ice cube
    2 fingers of bourbon
    1 TBSP of pure maple syrup
  9. After a few false starts, this project is finally...

    After a few false starts, this project is finally moving ahead after we were able to successfully secure a grant to pay for a portion of the costs. The new anticipated release date is summer or...
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    That is pretty much how it works now. Maple...

    That is pretty much how it works now. Maple syrup production hygiene/food safety is not considered to be a serious threat in the grand scheme of things, and a great deal more effort is focused in...
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    Unlike U.S. packer prices, the Federation (FQAP)...

    Unlike U.S. packer prices, the Federation (FQAP) prices are typically set well in advance of the season. http://ppaq.ca/en/producer/useful-information/price/

    GD C$2.95
    AR C$2.94
    DR C$2.85
    VDS...
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    If you agreed to that deal, I've got about 5,000...

    If you agreed to that deal, I've got about 5,000 taps I'd like to rent to you. :lol:

    Glad to hear you were able to do some educating and come to a more reasonable solution.
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    Story matches well what we've been hearing. ...

    Story matches well what we've been hearing. Haven't heard a lot out of Quebec as yet. There is an IMSI meeting next week, so we should have a better sense of 2019 production region-wide after that.
  14. Your comment makes sense...until it is taken to...

    Your comment makes sense...until it is taken to the extreme.

    First, yes...I absolutely agree with the presumption that different producers make maple syrup with different flavors. That is the...
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    Flowmeters (or water meters...they are basically...

    Flowmeters (or water meters...they are basically the same thing) tend to have a pretty narrow range for good measurements. Getting them sized just right can be problematic. Too big a pipe and they...
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    It depends. Lateral line tubing is often...

    It depends. Lateral line tubing is often warrantied for a given lifespan....some for 5, 10, or 15 yrs. Check with the company you purchased from to determine what you bought. Generally it will...
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    New Maple Research page

    http://www.mapleresearch.org

    As one of our first efforts under the ACER ACCESS grants program, UVM PMRC worked with the North American Maple Syrup Council to develop a webpage of maple...
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    New UVM PMRC Webpage

    http://www.uvm.edu/pmrc

    Major refresh of the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center website.
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    Nice job Dave!

    Nice job Dave!
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    Firstly, the General's post was perfect. No...

    Firstly, the General's post was perfect. No further comment needed.



    Secondly, I wish I could say that. One of the aspects of this job that is quite pleasant is getting to taste great syrup. ...
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    MapleRama 2019

    http://www.ccmsma.org/Maplerama_2019.html

    MAPLERAMA 2019
    BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!
    July 18,19 & 20

    The Chittenden County Maple Sugarmakers' Association is honored to be hosting the Vermont...
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    Best of luck !

    Best of luck !
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    If the lower section is flat, switching over to...

    If the lower section is flat, switching over to 5/16" tubing would help. With only 20 ft of drop, you're only going to get 15-18" Hg AT THE TOP at best. Lower down on the slope you're getting...
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    What is the drop on the upper half vs the lower...

    What is the drop on the upper half vs the lower half? Is any of it relatively flat?
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    Piliated woodpecker. ...

    Piliated woodpecker. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pileated_woodpecker

    Sapsuckers tend to make lots of little shallow holes. Piliated woodpeckers make big holes.

    That tree appears to have...
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