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  1. Well, that's the season,,,just made a barrel of...

    Well, that's the season,,,just made a barrel of off flavored, I have about 1800 gal of .4% that's going on the ground. Little less than half a crop.
    Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes...
  2. Welllll,,, Ray came yesterday with his 1986 C30...

    Welllll,,, Ray came yesterday with his 1986 C30 and we tag teamed 3000gal of .6%of sap which looked and smelled a little off back to the shack, I crunched it but did not like the taste,,kinda like a...
  3. Another slow start yesterday. It did manage to...

    Another slow start yesterday. It did manage to run looks like 1200 or so gallons, left it in the tank.. I love that big 2850 gallon tank compared to the 1500 gal. Tank that had been there.
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    Make sure you tell TTHHEERROOONNN, I don't have...

    Make sure you tell TTHHEERROOONNN, I don't have many hero's in my life, but, he is one of mine. I remember his first posts and what he started with. The man is the definition of stone cold hustle.
  5. That's great to hear!

    That's great to hear!
  6. Thread: Disaster Relief

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    Ohh, I don't know,,there was all kinds of money...

    Ohh, I don't know,,there was all kinds of money available for Covid affecting my season last year,,just like with the energy efficiency grants that i looked into and turns out I could have gotten and...
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    Ultimatetreehugger- that's the best post I have...

    Ultimatetreehugger- that's the best post I have read all season. I had to get my calculator out for that one. Awsome runs only come as a result of hard work, and sometimes they still don't come...
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    Hold the line!!!!!!!

    Hold the line!!!!!!!
  9. NhShaun,, sounds good, keep at it if you love...

    NhShaun,, sounds good, keep at it if you love it....
    Got the 2 tanks of 5% turned into a smaller tank of 8% and had a fantastic boil,,made some really very good B.My vending girls from the...
  10. I was pretty tired last night and got all ready...

    I was pretty tired last night and got all ready to boil the 4.5% I had but, was just not focused enough. Got another 525 gal at 6pm, started trucking at 4:30 this morning, hauled in 1300 gal of .5%....
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    Buddiness is not detectable in sap? Well, you are...

    Buddiness is not detectable in sap? Well, you are the maple doctor,,but,,many times I have tasted sap that tasted just like chewing on a fresh green maple leaf. Is that caused by something other than...
  12. A 1992 f350 with a 7.3idi. With a 525gal. Tank. ...

    A 1992 f350 with a 7.3idi. With a 525gal. Tank. Boiling .5% are sap grants you hero status in my book. That is WANTING IT..as the great THEERROON and ROYAL MAPLE would say. How is your wood pile...
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    Dr Tim, wow,,I don't remember seeing any when I...

    Dr Tim, wow,,I don't remember seeing any when I was there years ago, but, I was distracted by one of your co workers. I am curious, you say soft maples flowering don't make buddy sap?
  14. Got a surprise freeze last night,,

    Got a surprise freeze last night,,
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    I always go to the bitter end..much later than...

    I always go to the bitter end..much later than anyone else I know of or read on here about...and most years I make at least some buddy syrup,,Bascomes always buys a barrel of 2. Dr. Tim,,how many...
  16. Froze last night, made 65 gal of very good B....

    Froze last night, made 65 gal of very good B. Sugar spiked from .3% to 1%. Ran 2100 gallons in 12 hours, tank had 150 gallons in it 15 minutes ago. Still no bud taste in the sap.
    Had a neck of...
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    How far along are your soft maple buds. Good luck...

    How far along are your soft maple buds. Good luck with the rest of your season! Keep us posted on your sugar content
  18. Wound up trucking 2k gal of .3% sap in, turned it...

    Wound up trucking 2k gal of .3% sap in, turned it into 400? Gal of 4%,, had 600 gal of 5% that I was gonna boil today but wound up fixing lots of smashed t's and pulled taps..dumped both head tanks...
  19. I knew as soon as I posted the vac was tight it...

    I knew as soon as I posted the vac was tight it was a bad idea..18" last load..3 pulled spiles from branches...trees really rocking and rolling in this wind. I expect more damage
  20. Tremendous winds..powers out..definatly wiring up...

    Tremendous winds..powers out..definatly wiring up me welder to the sugarhouse for next year. Today's sap looks like its .3%...amazingly vacuum a solid 24.5"
  21. Took the maple misle (volvo) pulling the syrup...

    Took the maple misle (volvo) pulling the syrup sled (trailer) to market yesterday...what a nice ride..got home and hauled 3 loads of sap in a wind driven downpour. Power went out about an hour into...
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    I cut new gaskest for my sp22s and BB2s, kinda a...

    I cut new gaskest for my sp22s and BB2s, kinda a pain but doable with some paticance
  23. Tremendous wind last night, lost power before...

    Tremendous wind last night, lost power before boiling. Boiled 65 gal this morning. A good strong B. Looked in the permeate tank before rinsing this morning(power died just after I finished washing)...
  24. Great to hear from you Chris and Mark. Got the...

    Great to hear from you Chris and Mark.
    Got the trailer finished including new lights and wiring. Brad hauled 90 gallons to market. There is one long hill on the way to market that my one ton f350...
  25. Sweet boil, started at 6 done at 9 30 made 40...

    Sweet boil, started at 6 done at 9 30 made 40 gallons, releaser was starting to freeze but still comimg in, heading back to shut it down (if its frozen) when I finish this big bowl of vanilla ice...
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