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    M-37 sap hauler

    Here is my M-37 I use for sap hauling, itís not fast, but it will get you out when itís bad. I have a 250 gallon tank in the back of it and use a Red Lion pump to transfer the sap from the collection...
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    Well here is the latest story. Taking everyoneís advice I done away with all the 5/16 tubing and made separate individual runs with 3/16, for a total of eight runs. I then tapped about 150 trees....
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    Bmbmkr. I checked out the KMSA and sent them a...

    Bmbmkr. I checked out the KMSA and sent them a note for some more info. Power mills are worth their weight in gold. I finally acquired a Chattanooga 171 cane mill. It works real good. Verticle mills...
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    Bmbmkr, you must have worked in a WSA. I was in...

    Bmbmkr, you must have worked in a WSA. I was in Comm. retired in ‘99
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    Well it’s finally sinking in a little. Maple...

    Well it’s finally sinking in a little. Maple Flats, I understand now how it works, “the sap doesn’t pass the gasses”. That is what I was missing. It’s not having the tubing full with sap as much as...
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    New evaporator

    This past spring, (March 2018) me and my wife went to the Boston area and went up into New Hampshire touring some sugar shacks and had a great time. We also visited Chris and his wife at the Maple...
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    3/16 laterals into 5/16

    This is my first year running 3/16 tubing. Today I ran 2400 ft of new 3/16 replacing the old 5/16. I have a small woods of about 7 or 8 acres with a valley starting and running thru the middle of it....
  8. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Well, I’ve been wondering if they would run any....

    Well, I’ve been wondering if they would run any. I’ve ran some new woods with the 3/16 tubing this year and will tap this week. Tomorrow, I’m going to start converting my best woods to the 3/16...
  9. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    I hope you have a good season. I plan on tapping...

    I hope you have a good season. I plan on tapping towards the end of the week. Hopefully the weather will be better than it has been.
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    Net splitter Do you need any sap? I’ve got more...

    Net splitter
    Do you need any sap? I’ve got more than I plan on boiling in the next few days. I could probably fix you up with about 100 gallons. If you want any this weekend, let me know. I’m a...
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    We are cooking again tomorrow, we have another...

    We are cooking again tomorrow, we have another 150 gallons. The sap isn’t coming very fast but we get some every few days. Maybe the weather will settle down in a few days and consistently flow for a...
  12. Thread: 2018 Tapping

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    One last thought...I have found that the acid...

    One last thought...I have found that the acid rinse that is used to clean milking equipment, when used fairly strong sure makes cleaning a scorched pan a lot easier, and that is from a lot of...
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    Iím sorry to hear of you burning a batch. It can happen in just a blink. If you have a bucket of clean water or sap sitting by you might get one ready. If things start looking bad you can dump in a...
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    For cleaning my drop flue pan I run the suction...

    For cleaning my drop flue pan I run the suction line from my shop vac into one bung hole on a 55 gallon barrel and then run another vac hose with one of those small narrow cleaner ends that fits...
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    We had our first boil this evening. We had a...

    We had our first boil this evening. We had a little over 100 gallons and either had to boil it or probably dump it since it is so warm.

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    I have 225 taps out as of this evening. Saturday...

    I have 225 taps out as of this evening. Saturday and Sunday I had about 175 tapped and they were flowing a little Monday. Starting this Thursday it looks like the weather will turn and they should...
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    I don’t want to talk about the sap flowing, I’m...

    I don’t want to talk about the sap flowing, I’m not ready yet. But, I believe if I was ready, it would be flowing this week.
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    No, it wonít be a big deal since it is just for a day or so. Friday it is supposed to be back down to 25. Now if it was to all of a sudden stay that warm for a week I would be upset.
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    The weather is starting to look good.

    Time to get things ready. I may have waited to long, but Iíll get it going. Today Iím cleaning up the sugar shack, and start checking on the lines.
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    With all of the warm weather we have had the last...

    With all of the warm weather we have had the last few months I wonder if it will even be worth trying to tap? I haven't done a thing to get ready. Since about a week of warm weather after you start...
  21. Thread: New year!

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    dje5717, where are you at, I'm in Pierce. We...

    dje5717, where are you at, I'm in Pierce.
    We started cooking this past weekend and made 6.5 gallons, not a lot but considering I was going to pass this year it's not bad. Seems lke the sugar content...
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    Dr. Tim I'm still thinking about this new...

    Dr. Tim
    I'm still thinking about this new process and trying to get prepaired to plant some trees. If something comes up the trees still would be a good idea. Have you gave any thought about how...
  23. Nace Cooking again, only got 175 gallons...

    Nace
    Cooking again, only got 175 gallons tonight. I'm glad, these late nights are killing me. No help tonight, just me. Got to go and through more wood in the fire.
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  24. Mace did you do any cooking today, I thought I...

    Mace did you do any cooking today, I thought I saw a big smoke down south, was that you? I'm sure I could see the smoke and steam for 60 miles. We'll, we cooked this evening the sap was flowing a...
  25. Nace Things are looking good around here. I took...

    Nace
    Things are looking good around here. I took off 275 gallons of sap Saturday and 375 gallons this evening. We had the evaporator rocking, took off two batches then got the syrup two shallow and...
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