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    Just using cross-section area (which probably...

    Just using cross-section area (which probably isn't the whole picture). 1" line is .79 sq-in, 1.5" is 1.77 sq-in. So, 2.24x the area. At same pressure it should flow that amount more. 2" would be...
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    You'll have to dig through this section of the...

    You'll have to dig through this section of the forum. Lots of good topics, like this. http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?35148-Favorite-Maple-Recipes
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    This is an astounding pair of write-ups! Thank...

    This is an astounding pair of write-ups! Thank you for taking the valuable time to do that. Saving this as I've wanted to build something similar and may be stuck with more time at home all year than...
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    Like Northbound1, I bought the RB20 kit. Best $...

    Like Northbound1, I bought the RB20 kit. Best $ I've spent on my operation. Easy to run and maintain and saved me an absolutely huge amount of time and firewood. And yes, the permeate water for...
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    This was the same or very similar to one I read...

    This was the same or very similar to one I read here. Made it a few times. Turns out great.

    https://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/canadian-maple-syrup-pie
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    Wow! I thought my sand was bad in this last...

    Wow! I thought my sand was bad in this last batch, but not that bad, holy cow! Bottled up another 5.5 gallons last night of dark stuff with a really buttery flavor - very unique compared to what I've...
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    Every RO maker should have a motto "RO Saved My...

    Every RO maker should have a motto "RO Saved My Marriage" or something along those lines :) I can't believe the difference in having one, it's awesome. So much less wood burned and I can actually...
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    Mine did as well. Silvers on vac gave 2gpt and...

    Mine did as well. Silvers on vac gave 2gpt and sugars on 3/16 ran 3gpt and were still going when I emptied the barrel last night around 8:30pm. Didn't appear to get cold enough last night to kick...
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    Gotcha. Makes sense.

    Gotcha. Makes sense.
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    So mental exercise. Upcoming 'shelter in place'...

    So mental exercise. Upcoming 'shelter in place' directive. I've got my best 30 trees 12 miles from home. Guess I better pump out the tank tonight. I'm not sure how much leeway there will be in...
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    Forecast says this is it for us; last day or two...

    Forecast says this is it for us; last day or two of sap flow. The past two days were way colder than initially forecasted and that adds to the disappointment. Definitely not going to match least...
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    Looks pretty good. Firebox height isn't bad. An...

    Looks pretty good. Firebox height isn't bad. An inch or two more won't hurt though. Depth should be more though - Mine's 2'; once you insulate and brick it you'll lose a lot of space. Also, go...
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    Nice! It didn't get quite cold enough here, but...

    Nice! It didn't get quite cold enough here, but we got around .75/tap. Tested the silver sap, still makes great syrup. Froze really well last night; hoping for a gusher today since there's no...
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    Silver flower buds opened today. Forecast still...

    Silver flower buds opened today. Forecast still sucks.
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    Nice! Nothing to be embarrassed of there; you're...

    Nice! Nothing to be embarrassed of there; you're making syrup!
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    For 50/50, that is low. I've got the RB20 kit and...

    For 50/50, that is low. I've got the RB20 kit and have yet to see near 25 gph, but 10 is quite low. I'll get 16gph total with ~40 degree sap at 1/3 concentrate and 2/3 permeate ratio (yes, not...
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    Good run over the weekend; now up to nearly 8...

    Good run over the weekend; now up to nearly 8 gallons of sap per tap. Forecast still sucks this week. Maybe a Freeze Friday night but that's it looking 10 days out.

    Bottled over 12 gallons of...
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    Yup, will just leave things in, clean everything...

    Yup, will just leave things in, clean everything up and hope it gets cold again for a bit. Could be a super-short season for my silvers. I have hope in the 30 sugars I have on 3/16 to extend things a...
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    Forecast really blows.... ...

    Forecast really blows....

    http://www.isaacolson.com/web/Screenshot_2020-03-06_08-18-07.png
  20. Yeah, sap in any form will freeze fine. For...

    Yeah, sap in any form will freeze fine.

    For those wondering; I chose not to concentrate and let my IBC tote build some ice to allow me to ride out a decent warmup. RO processed more slowly when I...
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    Welcome MapleMaisy! Hope you have a great season....

    Welcome MapleMaisy! Hope you have a great season. Temps should be more favorable for you than me given the forecast.

    We're up to 5.5 gallons per tap now. Trees have run rather well considering...
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    When either the temps climb too much for sap to...

    When either the temps climb too much for sap to run or it starts to get buddy is when I hang it up. Near the end of the season I start testing small amounts of sap in a pot on the stove to check...
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    Yeah, forecast sucks. Temp last night didn't drop...

    Yeah, forecast sucks. Temp last night didn't drop as low as forecasted either. Clouded up too quickly, maybe? I only had a low of 31.
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    First boil yesterday. Had 220 gallons I started...

    First boil yesterday. Had 220 gallons I started concentrating Saturday night and the trees sure pushed a ton out while I was boiling - probably another 40 gallons of the 43 vac trees. Had the RO and...
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    If you can run a cord that's the way to go, the...

    If you can run a cord that's the way to go, the pumps aren't much draw and you can use a cheap 12 power supply (brick type) or use an old PC power supply (what I use). Mine, with manifold, is mounted...
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