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  1. That is exactly what I have for a rig. 65 gph is...

    That is exactly what I have for a rig. 65 gph is about all I could ever get out of it. I have since put a Steamaway on it. That put me up over 100 gph. The best year of production was 1075 gallons on...
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    Russell is right on. Pull the taps so that the...

    Russell is right on. Pull the taps so that the tree can start to heal. Many of these guys that leave taps in have no respect for the trees that future generations will tap.

    As far as cleaning, it...
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    I talked with a few folks from Quebec during the...

    I talked with a few folks from Quebec during the open houses. They were in the thick of the season, enduring some of the same type of runs that we had here in Vt. Looks like they will be near an...
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    I haven't ever used any tubing other than Leader...

    I haven't ever used any tubing other than Leader 30p. It stays cleaner than any other brand. It comes with a caveat though. You need to use Leader fittings with it. You can't achieve max vacuum by...
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    I put 50 of them in this year. My plan is to...

    I put 50 of them in this year. My plan is to start replacing all of my manifolds with DSDs. I am going to give the straights shot this year.
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    Bascoms has raised their prices to $2.10 a pound...

    Bascoms has raised their prices to $2.10 a pound a couple of weeks ago. Word around Vermont is that production will be impacted greatly by the weather this year. A few of the packers have been out in...
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    The best thing I ever did was put my pumps and...

    The best thing I ever did was put my pumps and releasers into a small building. The pumps warm everything up and the releasers don't ice up. I leave the pumps on 24/7. All of my releaser problems...
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    Don't use them.

    Don't use them.
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    We sell 25000 cream cones at the Big E each year....

    We sell 25000 cream cones at the Big E each year. Big Hit!!
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    Down to the Big E, we can make and can 80 pounds...

    Down to the Big E, we can make and can 80 pounds in an hour. We have a CDL gear pump cream machine.
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    In 2 weeks, that sap will look pretty good! Boil...

    In 2 weeks, that sap will look pretty good! Boil It!
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    As Tbear said--making sugar does not have the...

    As Tbear said--making sugar does not have the most pleasant odor. Much different than syrup! If you were ever around a facility that makes sugar, you might not want to eat it! You will have that...
  13. Thread: New molds

    by maplwrks
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    I store candy in the freezer in ziplocs. When you...

    I store candy in the freezer in ziplocs. When you remove them from the freezer, immediately place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put them in a cool dark place. They absorb a little...
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    At our county fair here in Addison County, We use...

    At our county fair here in Addison County, We use a high fat mix from Hood, and add 1 quart of very dark syrup to every bag of mix. I have had Kingdom Creamery mix and it is AWESOME! St Albans Coop...
  15. Thread: Leader 30P

    by maplwrks
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    Like Spud said---problem at manufacturing. Give...

    Like Spud said---problem at manufacturing. Give Leader a call.
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    I have a Lapierre single verticle releaser, a...

    I have a Lapierre single verticle releaser, a Lapierre double verticle, and a Lapierre double 8"continuous releaser. All work flawlessly. I have had the same issue as you with the float rod guide...
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    Just like Brian said---I have to clean that...

    Just like Brian said---I have to clean that restrictor out once a week!
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    What are you using for tubing? I use 30p and have...

    What are you using for tubing? I use 30p and have never had mold like this and I don't clean my tubing at all. My drops are a softer plastic, and get real moldy and get replaced every 3 years. My...
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    I love my Lapierre RO. But in 13 years, I have...

    I love my Lapierre RO. But in 13 years, I have put 2 HP pumps on and 2 recirc pumps on. If I had to replace it today, I would probably go with an H2O. The service at Lapierre has gone downhill in the...
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    Unfortunately, most maple producers don't think...

    Unfortunately, most maple producers don't think it is their responsibility to contribute for promotion. 95% of the syrup made in VT. is sold to packers, and producers feel that the packers need to do...
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    I would give Garth or Nick Atherton a call at...

    I would give Garth or Nick Atherton a call at CDL. Before they started for CDL, they sold and serviced the Waterloo- Seprotech ROs. Lapierre only bought out the Waterloo-Small brothers evaperator...
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    Had the Canadian dollar remained stronger, bulk...

    Had the Canadian dollar remained stronger, bulk prices probably would not have changed much in the last 3 years.
  23. Thread: Sap ladders

    by maplwrks
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    I have been using ladders for the better part of...

    I have been using ladders for the better part of 20 years---never needed to introduce a leak to any of them.
  24. Thread: Busch pump

    by maplwrks
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    You can still run high vacuum with low rpms. Once...

    You can still run high vacuum with low rpms. Once your system is real tight slow the pump down to maintain the desired level.
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    I would give the releaser a real good cleaning...

    I would give the releaser a real good cleaning followed by a real good lubing with silicone spray and grease. I have one of these releaserss and once I hit the 26" level it gave me problems also....
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