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    April 26, 40 gallons sap. April 27, 1 gallon...

    April 26, 40 gallons sap. April 27, 1 gallon syrup.
    April 29, promising weather forecast for the week, above 0, partly sunny days and below 0 at nights. This could be the start of a major sap run....
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    April 22

    April 21, 62 taps, collected 40 L sap this morning. Looks like it could run today. Calling for 16°C (60°F) and sunny which may get the north-east facing slope running better.
  3. Thank you ecolbeck. I agree, too many variables...

    Thank you ecolbeck. I agree, too many variables to know for my specific situation. I'm looking into having a sample of that batch tested, mainly out of curiosity. I'll put it this way, the...
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    West Quebec

    Our trees started to run April 11. Boiled 320L on April 16, got 8L syrup. April 19, boiled another 80L sap got 1.75 L amber syrup. Stopped running til today, but barely dripping. Temperature's been...
  5. What about airborne pollution in the sugar shack in general - worry about it or not?

    Agreed, I would have dumped it. My friends, however, feel I'm over reacting, so it's been bottled and taken to share with their family for easter. I can't do anything about that, other than hope...
  6. Airborne contaminants during boiling and syrup quality

    This year we moved up to a 2x5 boiler and the boys set it on skids atop plywood instead of the recommended concrete. We started our first boil with it yesterday. Within the first 30 minutes the hot...
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