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    Was that the big stainless Cage tank? that was a...

    Was that the big stainless Cage tank? that was a cool tank !!
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    Al....been a long time for sure! Glad to hear the...

    Al....been a long time for sure! Glad to hear the boys are still helping... Someday if I'm up in Enosburg visiting family I will look you up !
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    Russ its like we grew up together here lol I...

    Russ its like we grew up together here lol I know,,, met so many great people here and some still regularly see or talk to... Like I said, I'm not gone.... just on Hiatus. I will be traveling around...
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    OMG WOW huge dent made in the sales already......

    OMG WOW huge dent made in the sales already... sold...the evaporator tonight, a small pickup truck tank, a cage tank, filter press, tubing tools, kegs, still have someone picking up the milk tank...
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    Done "for now"

    3x8 Mike.
    I have pushed that thing to 100 gallons per hour. When everything is running right. Most of the time around 90 GPH

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    All my Kegs are bought now. Thanks. Still have...

    All my Kegs are bought now. Thanks.
    Still have tanks and collection tanks pickup truck tanks. And other stuff including the Evap.


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    Sorry if anyone tried pm me. My box was full you...

    Sorry if anyone tried pm me. My box was full you can try again I think.


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    Chris thanks. Yeah this time in life money is...

    Chris thanks. Yeah this time in life money is tight and everything we want to do as a family costs big time. I'm ok with the decision. No sense having equipment sit around not being used. It may...
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    Done "for now"

    So... Looking like the third year with no sugaring for me. I used to lease trees up north of me but that was a pain. Had to remove 600 taps worth of tubing 2 months after installing them each year....
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    I went in the sugar house last night. Looked at...

    I went in the sugar house last night. Looked at everything and got goose bumps! I haven't sugared since the 2011 season. But going to give it a try this year. May not have as many taps but what the...
  11. My 3x8 Algier raised flue has forced air and...

    My 3x8 Algier raised flue has forced air and grates. Insulated doors and hood and 1" preheated and can hit 100gph. Yes get the grates and forces air. More air more fire and fire every 8 min about. ...
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    Do you know of any plans for building a...

    Do you know of any plans for building a conversion to wood pellets? I'm thinking about looking into doing this on a 3x8
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    Chip. You would have to go with at least 2 power...

    Chip. You would have to go with at least 2 power burners...riello or carlin make nice conversion burners.....you running 2 oil bur ers now right? Check with fw webb up in northampton or...
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    I am sure he means that some tapped as early as...

    I am sure he means that some tapped as early as January...Ed knows his stuff....been sugaring for a long time...don't forget the paper will always print what they want. I have been mis quoted in the...
  15. Thread: belchertown

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    I was with Maplewis last night boiling and he...

    I was with Maplewis last night boiling and he kept putting in sap and no drawoff....I think its time to test sugar content.

    PAT I got your message and I do have a sap hydrometer and...
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    And I just reread your post and you did use a...

    And I just reread your post and you did use a cup....whew..unfortunate that it went in your bucket o syrup......

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    Maybe too after the fact but a lot less worry...

    Maybe too after the fact but a lot less worry using a hydrometer cup...if your small they make them only an inch in diameter...but lot less syrup if it breaks.

    And always always have at least two...
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    Here is mine. ...

    Here is mine.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/a6f8138f-f1a1-3f53.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/a6f8138f-f1c6-e7f6.jpg

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  19. Thread: Year off

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    That's what I am doing this year Bill....a year...

    That's what I am doing this year Bill....a year off....I already visited and boiled with one sugarer from here looking forward to visiting more places. Good luck with next years plans.

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    Don't do anything to it....either swap it or toss...

    Don't do anything to it....either swap it or toss it....do not use any type of sealant except bubble gum haha....really though too many guys use stuff that just isn't good to be touching a food...
  21. Thread: 2nd tap

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    Depends on the tree....some taps may run good...

    Depends on the tree....some taps may run good some not much....I have had some fill a galvanized sap bucket to the top daily...one tap...so you could end up wasting sap onto the ground

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    Bryon....I had a blast at your place...great...

    Bryon....I had a blast at your place...great bunch of guys...that's what sugaring is all about....the rig is running great. Your makin syrup ! And yeah a lot easier for us working guys to be able to...
  23. That's pretty impressive for only 800 bucks into...

    That's pretty impressive for only 800 bucks into it


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    How strong are the walls?

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    19 -20" on mine too with a box fan ...but yeah...

    19 -20" on mine too with a box fan ...but yeah uses a lot of oil. Worked good till the releaser didn't release and slugged sap into it.....

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