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    Sugar averaged 1.3-1.5 on the sugar maples in the...

    Sugar averaged 1.3-1.5 on the sugar maples in the UP and 1.5 on the reds/silvers downstate last year. The syrup from the UP was some of the best tasting"fancy" I have ever had. Fresh taps and late...
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    I've made syrup in S.E. Michigan for about 12...

    I've made syrup in S.E. Michigan for about 12 years now and have never made syrup lighter than the dark end of amber rich. I tap almost 100% reds and silvers and the soil I'm on is like a peat soil....
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    Chris, The 100 year old adage in my family is...

    Chris, The 100 year old adage in my family is that you can make good syrup for 2 weeks after you hear the first "frogs" if you have the right "syrup weather". It's been pretty spot on and why I held...
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    Some of my taps ran an others didn't. It made...

    Some of my taps ran an others didn't. It made dark strong syrup. I will gather and boil again on Sunday and then I will be done. Like Toquin said, sugar really dropped.
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    I last boiled on 3-17 and then turned my buckets...

    I last boiled on 3-17 and then turned my buckets over. I have put them back on and will try it if they run. I looked inside some of the tapholes and they were not black. Maybe they will run maybe...
  6. Did you get any run at all yesterday? I don't...

    Did you get any run at all yesterday? I don't see a freeze until this weekend. With all the warm temps we've had I don't know if the tapholes will be still viable. I think the syrup would be still...
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    It helps for the same reason you use it in a...

    It helps for the same reason you use it in a filter press, to provide a proper/better filtering media. I've had issues in the past with brand new Orlon cones plus one or even 2 prefilters passing...
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    If you have any de(diatomatious earth) add a...

    If you have any de(diatomatious earth) add a little to your heated syrup before filtering through the cone filters. I've had this problem in the past and it seems to help.
  9. It will run some, but not to hard or very long....

    It will run some, but not to hard or very long. My dad who was a pretty good ole time sugarmaker said that it needed to get down to 27 and that it would run good only as long as the length of freeze...
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    We have a bigger sugar maple close to the sugar...

    We have a bigger sugar maple close to the sugar house that never runs much sap till the last week or so of the season, then it continues pumping out sap even after we've pulled taps.
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    Supposed to be some wind too. I'm waiting, I...

    Supposed to be some wind too. I'm waiting, I hate chasing buckets and covers. Don't like rain at the 1st tap either. If you are on tubing go for it.
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    I will probably get started once this next cold...

    I will probably get started once this next cold snap is thru. It will be past mid Feb. by then. I am at the state line.
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    I have found that reds that are covered in water...

    I have found that reds that are covered in water for a long period of time the previous year do not run well the following year. Some reds will really run, others are duds. They are hard to...
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    I've never used the oven to reheat syrup but I...

    I've never used the oven to reheat syrup but I have decanted filtered cold syrup into canning jars, then use a large stock pot on the stove top as a water bath to heat the syrup to over 180. That's...
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    RMG has a pretty big operation. I bet all the...

    RMG has a pretty big operation. I bet all the big producers had two really big days that last week and a half of season. Kind of puts it in perspective when they make as much syrup in a half hour...
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    no misprint on the gallons of sap. that's at...

    no misprint on the gallons of sap. that's at least 500 gallons of syrup in a day.
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    Ended with over 30 gallons of syrup. Not bad for...

    Ended with over 30 gallons of syrup. Not bad for a week and a half, still working on clean up and washing buckets for a second time in the same year.
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    I guess I hadn't worked out the syrup bug...

    I guess I hadn't worked out the syrup bug downstate this year, so I packed up my 2x6 about 200 buckets and everything else and headed to my camp near Germfask to finish out the season. Picked a good...
  19. I didn't get the dirty sock smell this year but...

    I didn't get the dirty sock smell this year but the last syrup from yesterday sure had the tootsie roll taste. I save a gallon of it each year for my vanilla ice cream. I can the rest for my kids...
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    Hunt4syrup, make the syrup, it will be fine. You...

    Hunt4syrup, make the syrup, it will be fine. You can make great syrup when the flowers are completely open on reds and silvers. They usually just stop running before syrup goes buddy. It's sugar...
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    Yes it can

    Yes it can
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    Looks like the flower buds are just starting to...

    Looks like the flower buds are just starting to open. I have made perfectly good syrup when in full flower. The issue is if you have viable taps or not or if it just stops running. My reds and...
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    TapTapTap , You are correct. Glass breakage was...

    TapTapTap , You are correct. Glass breakage was his main concern, along with having an exposed surface that is easy to clean. I believe the LED strip lighting with plastic covers would be ok. We...
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    If are you thinking about being a licenced...

    If are you thinking about being a licenced Michigan facility in the future your inspector will want all your lighting inside a shielded enclosure. Our inspector gave us a year to update our fixtures...
  25. You need to have a label with your...

    You need to have a label with your address/contact information on it. It should have a phone # or website contact as well. It needs to have a statment that "this product has been produced in a...
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