Search:

Type: Posts; User: buckeye gold

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    I had a small run yesterday and a decent run...

    I had a small run yesterday and a decent run overnight. I boiled a total of 115 gallons of sap and made just shy of 2 gallons of syrup. It's still running but slowed up, so I'll have at least a small...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    461

    Time and nature has a way of teaching us all how...

    Time and nature has a way of teaching us all how far we dare go! Bacteria will find it's way in. I have left sweet a week in mid 30s to sub freezing temperatures, but if it's getting above 40 and I...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    434

    esetter- if you have fall through your bush, why...

    esetter- if you have fall through your bush, why not just buy some tees and run a lateral and hook in your trees to a central collection point. You can even do multiple lines. Even 10 feet of fall...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    434

    It will still flow just give it time. Here is a...

    It will still flow just give it time. Here is a link to Cornell's maple info videos, you'll find some answers there
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    251

    Amazon has everything you need: ...

    Amazon has everything you need: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=triple+wall+stove+pipe+adapters&ref=nb_sb_noss

    Any stove shop should have the individual pieces too, or a good hardware can order it.
  6. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    It's kind of thick so you can brush it on, but I...

    It's kind of thick so you can brush it on, but I get the bottle that has a twist top and just squeeze some out . It last a long time and will withstand a few rains

    I tapped the rest of my trees...
  7. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Mel, I 've had good luck deterring squirrels with...

    Mel, I 've had good luck deterring squirrels with sriracha sauce on the trees
  8. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    bmbmkr -You guys on the river ought to be in full...

    bmbmkr -You guys on the river ought to be in full swing by next week. I hope you have a great season. The evaporator looks pretty good, I bbet you'll like it once you get all tuned in.
  9. Replies
    2
    Views
    184

    I built one on a similar principle. The...

    I built one on a similar principle. The difference is I after I built the base that looks just like your batting tee, I slipped a larger piece of PVC over it and attached a piece of plywood to that...
  10. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Good for you Mel, I hope your retirement goes...

    Good for you Mel, I hope your retirement goes well and is enjoyable. It's nice to have the time, but you'll fill it up with all kinds of new work. I do think that the end of the week will bring some...
  11. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,676

    I completely understand snakes. I bought my...

    I completely understand snakes. I bought my original evaporator used. The guy had built a new shack and put in a bigger evaporator. The one I bought was stuffed away in the old sugar shack. I was...
  12. I would toss it all. For 150-200 dollars you can...

    I would toss it all. For 150-200 dollars you can purchase all new. I cut out and replace any of my line that gets the black mold. I do a good sanitizing flush at the end of season and I have some...
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    637

    Flush your lines with a solution of calcium...

    Flush your lines with a solution of calcium hypochloride, any pool supply has it. You can get 1 lb bags that make a bunch of solution. I even use it to clean my tanks. Mix it 1 part to 20 water
  14. Replies
    10
    Views
    637

    I agree on the cleaning. Clean well and you'll...

    I agree on the cleaning. Clean well and you'll have way less problems. I had one line I ran out of cleaning solution on year before last year about half way down the line. I thought I had put enough...
  15. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Hey Mel, good to hear from you. Glad your getting...

    Hey Mel, good to hear from you. Glad your getting close. I think my regular taps (75) are going in next weekend and I'll still have the 40 early going. So I'll be all in at 115 taps. If sap flows...
  16. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,676

    Are you going to mortar in the bricks with...

    Are you going to mortar in the bricks with refractory? I'd not only joint them, but completely coat them and create a somewhat smooth surface. Even though mine is a traditional arch I still...
  17. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,065

    I'll be there for the Morrow county day, always a...

    I'll be there for the Morrow county day, always a good day.
  18. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Had a good run today, 42 gallons off 40 taps....

    Had a good run today, 42 gallons off 40 taps. Syrup still running a little darker than usual. Sap still at 2%
  19. There are so many variables here that are...

    There are so many variables here that are unstated and make it hard to advise you. Are these new never tapped trees? Assuming they are then any good grade log should be at least 16 DBH. Drilling a...
  20. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,726

    I may be wrong on this and if I am someone please...

    I may be wrong on this and if I am someone please correct me. A simple way to check relative accuracy is to prepare a test solution. The simplest and most relative would be a sugar solution. Use...
  21. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Had another 25 gallons of sap this morning and...

    Had another 25 gallons of sap this morning and pulled a small draw off and finished (1000 Mls or 1quart +). The first syrup of the season was darker than I usually start with, a good rich taste. This...
  22. Replies
    10
    Views
    965

    I wouldn't do it. If anything just put some on a...

    I wouldn't do it. If anything just put some on a paper towel and go around the rim with a small coating. Just stir it a little when it gets close to foaming over. Also do less in the pan per batch.
  23. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    Glad to hear you found floats. Push come to shove...

    Glad to hear you found floats. Push come to shove a local machine shop could make them.

    I boiled down the sap I had and the pan is fairly sweet now. I was pleasantly surprised it was 2.2%. I'll...
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    I was surprised I got a bit of a run yesterday...

    I was surprised I got a bit of a run yesterday and last night, as it never went below freezing. So I have about 25 gallons of sap. I may build a fire this afternoon and start making sweet, or I may...
  25. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,012

    pdiamomd, I dumped the first run as it was...

    pdiamomd,

    I dumped the first run as it was small ( ~15 gallons) and it flushed the lines. It's Going to freeze up now so my first boil probably won't be until next week. I don't expect any big...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4