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    It is a myth...same as tapping under a large...

    It is a myth...same as tapping under a large branch or always tap on south or west side of the stem. There is no evidence that these practices increases sap yield either on gravity or on vacuum. ...
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    http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?32...

    http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?32632-Frozen-ground-and-sap-flow.
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    Depends what you're asking. Do you mean legal...

    Depends what you're asking. Do you mean legal standards or a brix level that will reduce/prevent spoilage?

    I don't believe there are any legal standards for other tree syrups in the U.S.
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    I assume this is a welded pan and the leaks are...

    I assume this is a welded pan and the leaks are in the pan material itself (see attached photo below) and not in the welds or solder joints. Tell us more about how the pan was used and then stored...
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    Refractive measurements are highly affected by...

    Refractive measurements are highly affected by temperature. You will want one with automatic temperature compensation (ATC) or must ALWAYS take your measurements at the stated temperature. In...
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    Hi Folks... In case you're wondering why I...

    Hi Folks...

    In case you're wondering why I don't respond to this...it is because I don't see the posts. Blissville is on my "ignore" list (highly recommended). I can see that he posted, but not...
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    Industry standard...in maple? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Industry standard...in maple? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Stinson and Willits in the Maple Syrup Digest...

    Stinson and Willits in the Maple Syrup Digest Vol. 2, No. 2. 1963. http://www.maplesyrupdigest.org/?m=196302

    The summary is below:

    Summary
    1. Do not discard ice from partially frozen or melted...
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    We use primarily Lapierre bits these days and...

    We use primarily Lapierre bits these days and like them (good for about 2,500 taps), but have used Bolduc bits in the past and liked them a lot. Never had any Bolduc bits break. We've broken some...
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    Some videos of interest on the subject at...

    Some videos of interest on the subject at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZP4fDl-nB9-4aZkQyDR070QpxcAr02q5
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    A couple of videos on this topic at...

    A couple of videos on this topic at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZP4fDl-nB9-4aZkQyDR070QpxcAr02q5
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    Must be spring...some things seem to repeat...

    Must be spring...some things seem to repeat themselves each year.

    Would that be the misconception of 36 separate studies done over 10 years by scientists from VT, NY, and Qbc that show that CVs...
  13. That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    With rigid 5/16" tubing, we start to see failures...

    With rigid 5/16" tubing, we start to see failures at about 8-10 yrs. Often we'll just cut out a fitting and an inch of the tubing and put a new fitting on. The tubing itself will last a long time. ...
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    https://mapleresearch.org/pub/m1013jonesruleof86/

    https://mapleresearch.org/pub/m1013jonesruleof86/
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    So about 6 weeks. That is normal. What type of...

    So about 6 weeks. That is normal. What type of sanitation were you using for your spouts and tubing (how'd you clean them or did you use new spouts)?
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    Could've been worse. Better luck with the rest...

    Could've been worse. Better luck with the rest of the season.
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    Yes, vacuum is very different in that there is...

    Yes, vacuum is very different in that there is less impact of tapping high or low. Different flow dynamics.
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    That's a bit surprising. Municipal water can...

    That's a bit surprising. Municipal water can contain up to 4ppm chlorine. Tolerance specs for RO membranes are often < 0.1 ppm for short-term exposure.
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    Correct. On gravity, for a 100' tall tree, you'd...

    Correct. On gravity, for a 100' tall tree, you'd get ~42 psi of stem pressure at bucket height. If you tap 10' higher than that, you'll lose 10%, so will get about 38 psi of stem pressure, with a...
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    Yes, sometimes considerably so. However in...

    Yes, sometimes considerably so. However in relation to its neighbors, a tree will retain its relative sap sugar content (SSC) rank. So a tree that is the lowest of the group will tend to be the...
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    UVM Sap to Syrup Guide

    Maple: A Sap to Syrup Guide, A Manual for Career and Technical Centers of Vermont
    Author: Lynn Michelle Wolfe

    https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=rsmpp
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    There is no difference. https://mapleresearch.org/pub/m1015reverseosmosisflavor/
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    Yes, you don't want to walk away even for just a...

    Yes, you don't want to walk away even for just a minute during any of these procedures. There is a rather fine line between syrup and black smoking char.
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    Another way you can reduce the volume of sweet to...

    Another way you can reduce the volume of sweet to store after you run out of sap (if your front/back pans are divided) is to plug or shut off the backpan, drain the backpan sweet into a bucket and...
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