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    It sure beats the hard work of making the stuff...

    It sure beats the hard work of making the stuff at $22 - $24 a gallon bulk. Not really, I enjoy the process and would never sell anything I did not make myself.
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    The " " indicated a few individuals that make...

    The " " indicated a few individuals that make very little syrup, buy at cheap bulk, repackage with their label and resell. Nothing illegal but their equipment is more of a facade than anything...
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    Bulk Prices will not go up anytime soon. 10...

    Bulk Prices will not go up anytime soon. 10 years ago I was the only producer in the area now there are 5 "producers" within 10 miles of me. It is a trend and the guys with big overhead will have...
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    Nice Run Sunday but not the gusher I was...

    Nice Run Sunday but not the gusher I was expecting. Thinking my season will wrap up on Friday. I will save enough to boil for maple weekend part 2. Maple weekend 1 was a nice success. Sold out of...
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    I have not had the sap run that hard ever. ...

    I have not had the sap run that hard ever. Collected 2,400 gallons of sap off 1350 taps in 24 hours. It was still running and I got another 700 yesterday. Will gather up another 500 + today to...
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    800 gallons on a quick 5 hour run Monday. Should...

    800 gallons on a quick 5 hour run Monday. Should do a little better today with the sun coming out at it getting warmer than Monday. Can't believe how the sap thrashed on vacuum at 33 degrees and...
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    Managed 370 gallons of sap over the weekend. ...

    Managed 370 gallons of sap over the weekend. Made 9.5 gallons of really light stuff. Looks like a week of until the season really starts early next week. Good to have 47 gallons bottled and ready...
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    Finger Lakes

    What a start to the year!!!!! Got tapped Friday and was able to leak check and get vac. in all 4 areas. Saturday was disappointing but it ran all night and picked up Sunday. 500 gallons of Sap...
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    Agreed

    Slow flow so it is time to pull the plug, last boil tonight and then clean up time.
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    Great maple weekend #1. Lots of visitors...

    Great maple weekend #1. Lots of visitors especially Sunday. Need to make more candy and cream this week. Managed to gather 300 gallons so far and it is running on vac a little today. going to RO...
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    Almost to 200 gallons produced and bottled. ...

    Almost to 200 gallons produced and bottled. Should get there Saturday morning. Going to save whatever I get today to boil for open house. People love the smell and to buy hot off the bottling...
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    Suprise!!!!!

    Went out for my lunch break just to check and the sap is hammering at 33 degrees and partly sunny skies. Amazing. Fired the vacuums and will have a nice run on a day I thought we would get nothing.
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    Urban if I could make a suggestion. I believe I...

    Urban if I could make a suggestion. I believe I know the woods you tap in Macedon. If so the lunch box releaser may not be the best application. If you are acoss from the strawberry farm just...
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    Sap Blast

    Late start to the run but got 750 gallons of nice looking sap. Vac was left on overnight and we got a little frost. Already hammering by 7 am this morning on vac. Did grab 325 gallons this morning ...
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    Maple Camp

    I have familes sign up and come out to the woods. I let the kids tap a tree. I leave around 50 to 60 taps out and allow the kids to drill the hole and hammer in the tap. Then we go back to my...
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    Great Weekend

    Had a nice 900 gallon run on Saturday and was able to grab another 550 last night.

    Maple camp was a huge success over the weekend. 30+ campers went to the woods and got to tap a tree. Families...
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    Just over 500 gallons last night from vac. The...

    Just over 500 gallons last night from vac. The small area I have on gravity did nothing. Making a lovely dark syrup but it is way too early for that. Hope to get back to amber after the cold snap....
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    No freeze last night but sap seems to be running...

    No freeze last night but sap seems to be running decent on vac. Gravity is dead. Got 325 gallons last night enough to get a few draws of nice tasting dark syrup. Should have 400 + tonight and will...
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    The sap has to move at some point...... You will...

    The sap has to move at some point...... You will make some syrup but there is no answer for buckets. You need the change in pressure caused by the freeze and thaw cycle.

    Same thing happened last...
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    It is not a great start

    Way too warm with no hard freezes at night.

    2 of my woods did freeze last night and had ice in the releasers, the 2 closer to town did not ice up. We need a freeze tonight.

    The trees will not...
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    Finally caught up

    It was a 3 day freak show. Vacs ran non stop and so did the sap. Collected 1100 gallons yesturday after it slowed down. Tuesday was an avalanche of sap and I lost track of how much I collected. ...
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    480 gallons of sap, thanks to vacuum. Gravity...

    480 gallons of sap, thanks to vacuum. Gravity did very little on Friday. Froze solid all day Saturday. Should get a morderate run Sunday and slam on Monday. 11 gallons of ultra light syrup.
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    Looks warm the next 10 days

    Some good runs coming for everyone. Not going to freeze up much at night. Gravity will run a little but vac. will be required to keep it going. Glad I have everything on high vac. now. Will...
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    Starting around the 14th

    Guess I better get to work. Sold a ton of syrup this weekend and have to replenish for the upcoming busy season and maple camp. Almost sold out now. Replaced around 400 drops the last few weeks and...
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    Not convinced about the benefits of RO? I hope...

    Not convinced about the benefits of RO? I hope your 8 year old set them straight.
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