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  1. The Add clearly Says that it comes with Forced...

    The Add clearly Says that it comes with Forced Draft in the what's included section. That being said, 75 sounds a bit generous. I have a friend that has a silver plate and it does boil really hard...
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    I hot pack 5 gallon pails all the time, use food...

    I hot pack 5 gallon pails all the time, use food grade 90 ml thickness and you will be fine, 185° I fill them full snap/tap the cover down over and tip them on their side, I've never had a top come...
  3. Thread: July journal

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    Well I had a busy June, it's only been less than...

    Well I had a busy June, it's only been less than 3 months,( I think my last boil was around April 18th) and I have already sold over half of my syrup. Seems like there is a shortage of Dark syrup in...
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    Really Depends on the syrup, some Dark Syrup...

    Really Depends on the syrup, some Dark Syrup will make nice sugar, some dark syrup will just turn into a sticky glob of sweet taffy almost like substance but it won't make sugar.

    Can happen with...
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    I have A steel Roof over asphalt Shingles. The...

    I have A steel Roof over asphalt Shingles. The house was like that when I bought it. It's not a huge Big Deal, that being Said most of the roofing guys I know recommend against it. I don't believe...
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    That looks like a nice tank, I have to agree...

    That looks like a nice tank, I have to agree with you that the NY state highway is rough, I was out there in April and I was seriously thinking about trading my 3/4 ton in for a half ton again.
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    R.O. size will effect your finished syrup too, a...

    R.O. size will effect your finished syrup too, a small R.O. is going to require many passes and is going to tend to make darker syrup. A 2x8 is going to do 60 gph maybe 70 if you really get it going...
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    You could spray it down with food grade silicon....

    You could spray it down with food grade silicon. That should keep it from rusting.
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    Ordered a New Sap Tank its 5' by 12' by 50", I...

    Ordered a New Sap Tank its 5' by 12' by 50", I went with a LaPierre its somewhere in the 1680 gallon range, also ordered a releaser support to go with it. I have had pretty good luck with the CDL...
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    Get a inverter generator, preferably a honda EU...

    Get a inverter generator, preferably a honda EU 1000, or even a Honda EU 2200 companion, get a 100 ft cord and put the generator behind something. You won't even hear it , and they run 10 hrs on a...
  11. Thread: Reusing jugs

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    I dont believe that legally you can reuse any...

    I dont believe that legally you can reuse any container, ethically I kinda say it's not a good practice, I have reused glass but I dont sell it I will give it away as gifts.
  12. Thread: Not impressed

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    I also think 50gph is pretty good. To me the...

    I also think 50gph is pretty good. To me the evaporation rate is greatly effected bye flue pan sap depth. If your not afraid to run a half inch or less over the flues they can really RIP through the...
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    Gilbert Block should have fire Bricks. If your...

    Gilbert Block should have fire Bricks. If your close to Littleton, they really are not that hard to find, lots of places sell them its just not something that you think of alot.
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    That looks like alot of work. Its neat to see...

    That looks like alot of work. Its neat to see the stainless in that old tank get used again. Keep up the good work and the pictures, I wish I did a better Job documenting things like you are.
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    I would say that they lowered the price, that's...

    I would say that they lowered the price, that's a good buy for sure.
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    There is a mini extreme in the classified section...

    There is a mini extreme in the classified section that is 7500, that will do what you want to do and its brand new.
  17. I would say 70-80gph, but you gain some because...

    I would say 70-80gph, but you gain some because of the instant heat.
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    Where in Vermont are you looking? ,if it's in the...

    Where in Vermont are you looking? ,if it's in the North East kingdom I would have LandVest do A Timber cruise, they have an office in Colebrook NH, and one of their Foresters has A sugar woods in...
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    I guess it may not be much of an issue maybe 1...

    I guess it may not be much of an issue maybe 1 tap isn't enough to fill the drop anyway.
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    What is the thought behind using a 3/16 drop on a...

    What is the thought behind using a 3/16 drop on a 5/16 lateral, sap travels back up a 3/16 line up to 4x as far or 12' or more when the trees freeze up at night. I think/thought that most people...
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    That's interesting Bap, Maybe we should start a...

    That's interesting Bap, Maybe we should start a thread on what kind of tubing is easier to work with. I always figured that the HD stuff would last longer maybe that's not the case? As far as I'm...
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    How far into the arch do your burners go? The...

    How far into the arch do your burners go? The reason I ask is I have found with my wood fires arch, 5' deep firebox, that in order to get the flue pan really boiling hard I need to get a log or 2 to...
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    I've been interested in a bubbler too, I struggle...

    I've been interested in a bubbler too, I struggle to make light syrup and I think that this would be the ticket, I probably have 50% red maples.
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    The Reason, at least I feel anyway that threads...

    The Reason, at least I feel anyway that threads need to stay on topic is that when they go off the rails it discourages people from participating on this website, we have lost alot of great...
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    I say build what you want and ask for forgiveness...

    I say build what you want and ask for forgiveness later. I doubt that you will have much of an issue anyway, hard to imagine that anyone would bother you too much over it. 16x16 with an 8' overhang...
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