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    As maple flats stated, best price I have found is...

    As maple flats stated, best price I have found is from a brick/stone yard. They will have full and splits.
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    Leafs dropping early

    I have heard that there is some sort of blight that is affecting the maple trees in our area causing the leaves to drop early. Anyone hear anything about this?
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    I had considered this too but was afraid it would...

    I had considered this too but was afraid it would cool to quickly and end with a large sugar mass solidified in the worm.
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    Could very well be some DE that passed through...

    Could very well be some DE that passed through the last paper of your filter if everything was not coated before keeping the filtered syrup. That stuff can be very fine and not immediately visible...
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    0 Comments Schumer, Gillibrand push for more...

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    Schumer, Gillibrand push for more funding for maple syrup industry


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    4/26/2019 11:41:01 AM
    By Dave Rowley, News Director
    U-S Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and U-S...
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    sorry bad link. Dems are trying to get more...

    sorry bad link. Dems are trying to get more funding for NYS syrup production.
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    May be of interest to NYS

    https://chautauquatoday.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=25&
  8. Thread: Frozen RO

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    If you have the RO bucket and think it maybe...

    If you have the RO bucket and think it maybe still frozen. Place it in a bathtub of warm water and let it sit to thaw over several hours or overnight. Most likely it is fine. those plastic housings...
  9. just get a stationary bike to power a fan using a...

    just get a stationary bike to power a fan using a belt. Open it up at a fitness center and people will pay you to run it. lol
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    The only one I ever had tasted like salt pork.

    The only one I ever had tasted like salt pork.
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=567199096791798&set=pb.100005051383177.-2207520000.1553791253.&type=3&theater

    My old rig.
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    A drill stop is the way to go. I have one one the...

    A drill stop is the way to go. I have one one the bit I use and my back up bit as well.
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    Black Berry Syrup

    Ok not sure where to start this post so I will posted it here.
    I know it's early to be thinking about other syrups but I try to plan ahead and get everything in stock and ready to go.
    Any of you...
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    Things seem to have really slowed here in this...

    Things seem to have really slowed here in this corner. 2 silver maples are starting to bud. Flower buds swollen and starting to pop open. Reds have stopped but never really ran for me. Holding out...
  15. Ok thank you. Trying to put a plan together for...

    Ok thank you. Trying to put a plan together for next year. Have a cluster of 5 trees that each base has multiple 18 inch plus trunks. From the distance likes like 5 or 6 trees close together then you...
  16. Question, so if you were able to say put 2 taps...

    Question, so if you were able to say put 2 taps in said tree, tee'd 1 foot apart and were able to wrap tubing around the circumference of the tree say 2 times then into a bucket would the increased...
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    someone unplugged the server cause they needed...

    someone unplugged the server cause they needed the outlet for their RO. They are done now so it's ok.
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    Stupid Lake Erie has been really messing with us...

    Stupid Lake Erie has been really messing with us here. My records show that I'm down on sap quantity despite having twice as many taps. Lake never froze over completely and I think that has been the...
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    What a difference

    We got a new to us dog last night and the start of the dog run we have is one of my silver maples. I had 4 taps on this tree for bags (tree is 5 foot in diameter) so I had to remove them for the new...
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    When I had a barrel stove I wrapped 3/8 soft...

    When I had a barrel stove I wrapped 3/8 soft copper around the stove pipe loosely with good results. Just remember to flush it with water when out of sap to keep it from scorching in the tubing.
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    Tree pee? lol

    Tree pee? lol
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    If you don't trap and don't know anyone who does,...

    If you don't trap and don't know anyone who does, send me a PM and I will try to get someone who does in contact with you from another forum I belong to. Fishers are very destructive little buggers...
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    I've never noticed a smell to the bags I have. It...

    I've never noticed a smell to the bags I have. It might be the ink printed on the bag if they are like the catalog page linked. I would just use them and not think to much into it.
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    just got done cooling down. have 1.25 gallons to...

    just got done cooling down. have 1.25 gallons to adjust and final filter but will wait for tomorrow as I see my bags are 1/4 full after emptying them at 2:45 today. Will be boiling again tomorrow.
  25. I think your tote would collapse before it drew...

    I think your tote would collapse before it drew any sap into it.
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