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    Sunday I forgot to clear out the releaser check...

    Sunday I forgot to clear out the releaser check valve and it froze up and broke - so no sap here. May replace it tomorrow and see what comes in. Going to be home-bound for the next few weeks.
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    Thumbs Up...not a bad idea. You guys still going?

    Thumbs Up...not a bad idea. You guys still going?
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    I got about 200 gallons over Tues-Wednesday but...

    I got about 200 gallons over Tues-Wednesday but sugar was low and it started to turn before I got to it. I ran it through the RO though and have now 160 gallons of permeate for a good wash and...
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    That's a very good question... Does StarSan work...

    That's a very good question... Does StarSan work as a sanitizer on lines?
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    That's a nice luxury Jason. I'm lucky to see 1¾ mostly at 1½ and at times, only 1%. Couldn't/Wouldn't do it without the RO.

    And just so Fred doesn't get all confused... to that I'll add: "the...
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    Jason, I'm just above 40 gallons, so far on close...

    Jason, I'm just above 40 gallons, so far on close to 300 taps, those are some nice trees you've got over there!

    Did get about 100 gallons in as of 6 tonight...little cloudy but it's sap. Will...
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    Yup... .

    Yup... .
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    Jason, how’d it go for you with the new reduced...

    Jason, how’d it go for you with the new reduced tap count? We broke the 40 gallon mark over here. A personal record and all thanks go to the CDL Hobby RO. Pulled over 2800 gallons of water and...
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    Brought more wood in today...just in case! ...

    Brought more wood in today...just in case!

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    Maybe tonight with a clear sky and forecast 29F...

    Maybe tonight with a clear sky and forecast 29F will do it. If not, I will probably start cleaning up
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    If you do a search "sap storage" (filter to...

    If you do a search "sap storage" (filter to thread titles for more specific info) you'll be inundated with reading material ...
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    I also had an Accu Cup and - other than the stiff...

    I also had an Accu Cup and - other than the stiff neck I'd get from constantly turning my head to look at the temp conversion chart on the wall - liked it a lot.
    (you'd think I could remember...
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    Bruce - 2.5 oz of water/gallon for a 1%...

    Bruce - 2.5 oz of water/gallon for a 1% reduction.
  14. May not be the reason for the cloudiness, but I’d...

    May not be the reason for the cloudiness, but I’d keep your filter(s) out of the washing machine.
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    Not really a big thing, it has been sitting for...

    Not really a big thing, it has been sitting for years, You are very welcome...enjoy.
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    Running over here today. Boil #8 underway right...

    Running over here today. Boil #8 underway right now.
  17. At 64.8% sugar you don't yet have syrup - short...

    At 64.8% sugar you don't yet have syrup - short answer would be yes it's a red flag. Close is only good in horseshoes...
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    Just bottled up last nights boil.

    It’s darker than earlier syrup, but not much.

    Sugar went up today from 1 to 1 1/2%. That’s a good thing.

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    I use the filter from that day when I do a wash....

    I use the filter from that day when I do a wash. I don’t keep a dedicated filter just for washing. Probably missing something but it just doesn’t make sense to me.

    Actually I don’t know why you...
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    I made another 5 gallons last night with some 1%...

    I made another 5 gallons last night with some 1% sap I had RO'd to 6 1/2 % ...which is high for us.

    Started pulling syrup within 45 minutes of start-up and every 10-15 after that. This is a bit...
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    because they can...

    because they can...
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    You’re right about that. With new added taps...

    You’re right about that.

    With new added taps and 28” of vacuum.....might need more hours in the day first?
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    Another 5 gal bottled up this morning. Two...

    Another 5 gal bottled up this morning.

    Two mornings in a row with an overflowing tank.

    Sap went down to 1% this morning, been averaging 1½ to 1¾%...
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    No it really isn't. It sounds like you're trying...

    No it really isn't. It sounds like you're trying to make syrup without going full metal jacket and yes you can, it will just take longer. You can "multi task" as long as you keep a fire going and...
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    Picked up 40 cases of 8 oz glass at Richards...

    Picked up 40 cases of 8 oz glass at Richards Maple and got Tuesday's boil -just under 6 gallons of really good tasting amber - all bottled up today. That puts us at 22 gallons so far.

    So I don't...
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