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    It's been a crazy month for me. I make a lot of...

    It's been a crazy month for me. I make a lot of sales between now and mid to late September. I've bottled over 300 gallons, made roughly 300 pounds of cream and 80 lbs of sugar. Tomorrow is the last...
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    Maple candy melting

    Hi all,

    Was wondering what others do for selling maple candy at outdoor markets when it's hot out. Mine likes to start melting and doesn't look very attractive anymore. Just curious what others...
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    They are asking 1000 for it but will try to get...

    They are asking 1000 for it but will try to get it for 700. That's if they answer my questions about it and it looks to be in good working order.
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    I'll have about 1000 taps max on it. I keep my...

    I'll have about 1000 taps max on it. I keep my woods nice and tight and leak free. I guess I was just concerned that this pump isn't the best option to use for maple sap collecting.
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    Busch vacuum pump

    I have a lead on a busch vacuum pump for a good price and am wondering if it will work for maple syrup. It's a Busch RC0025 vain vacuum pump. I can't seem to locate much info on this pump. I'm...
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    Belle Plaine/Henderson area.

    Belle Plaine/Henderson area.
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    Rileysugarbusch are you tapping silver maples or...

    Rileysugarbusch are you tapping silver maples or sugar maples? Im south of you and have sugar maples and the syrup i made yesterday was amazing and light in color.
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    I say go for it. You only live once. I would hate...

    I say go for it. You only live once. I would hate to look back in a few years and say if only i had... I run 2000 taps by myself and work fulltime on top of it. It can be easily done in my opinion....
  9. Had this happen with my airablo. One of your...

    Had this happen with my airablo. One of your vanes were probably stuck. If when you first started it it was cold (say 32degrees ish) ive found that to happen. Make sure to change oil and filter every...
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    Boy what a year its going to be. I have 2000...

    Boy what a year its going to be. I have 2000 taps. I've been working in the snow/woods for the last month and watched it get worse and worse. I luckly replaced all m drop lines before it got to bad...
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    I had this happen last year, i have a smaller one...

    I had this happen last year, i have a smaller one then yours but, but when i changed the oil and filter after a little while the noise went away and ran great for me the rest of the season. I should...
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    So im looking at a Welch 8920 direct drive rotary...

    So im looking at a Welch 8920 direct drive rotary vane mechanical vacuum pump. Its got a good price and has 7.7cfms. I really dont have a budget for expenses, im just cheap. I am at compacity for...
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    Vacuum pumps

    Im looking at buying another vacuum pump and was wondering what are some options for a 750 tap woods? I am familiar with an airablo but was wondering if there are any other cheaper options. 110v...
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    They are both brand new. I'm just weighing my...

    They are both brand new. I'm just weighing my options. I kinda like to pinch my pennies....Was wondering if others have used the brass pump cream machines and what they think of them.
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    Stainless vs brass

    I'm looking to buy a cream machine and was wondering should I spend the extra 800 bucks getting the cream machine with the stainless pump or the cheaper brass pump? (Of course they have the ...
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    I'll find out later today my cost for this idea....

    I'll find out later today my cost for this idea. My hope is to make a 7-10% back on my investment. I do donate syrup to our local FFA group pancake breakfast and set up a booth there and sell as...
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    Business idea?

    Christmas time is a huge part of my gross sales every year. I had a thought of making them even bigger. I am thinking about making a brochure and mailing it to every person in my home town, about...
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    Nam, Any chance you can take a picture of what...

    Nam, Any chance you can take a picture of what they look like? I may be interested. Do they also come with a seal?
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    Yellow flip top caps

    So for the last 3 years I have been using yellow flip top caps on my decanter bottles. My supplier I normally use is being a pain in the you know what. I've found a bottle supplier but can't find...
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    Ill check for moisture in it. Where would i see...

    Ill check for moisture in it. Where would i see the sprayer nozzle? What do you do if a vein is stuck? I do still have great vacuum. Thanks guys.
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    Airablo vacuum pump

    My vacuum pump is really loud. Sounds like it normaly did but now just louder. Has anyone had this happen or know what maybe happing? Hopefully its nothing. Ive owend it for 3 years now and change...
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    I buy syrup from Roths and they have been nothing...

    I buy syrup from Roths and they have been nothing short of amazing to work with. I bought 3 barrels from them in November and at that time I counted less then 75 barrels. I expanded my operation this...
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    H20 econox ro question

    A couple questions. My 600gph ro is one year old. It came all clean with a new membrane and prefilter. Do i need to just rinse the new membrane or wash it? Thanks. Im totally new to ros.
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    I set 900 taps last weekend and plan to set as...

    I set 900 taps last weekend and plan to set as many as possible Tomorow and have everything tapped by next Wednesday. I know its a little early but im a one man crew who works full time. Everthing i...
  25. I'm not on any co-op but here good things about...

    I'm not on any co-op but here good things about them. Go for it. I'm in quite a bit of stores. The more the better.
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