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    Aluminum is a neurotoxin and shouldn't be used in...

    Aluminum is a neurotoxin and shouldn't be used in any type of food processing !!
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    Right around $23/Gal. @ Bascom's the last I...

    Right around $23/Gal. @ Bascom's the last I heard,of course varies with grade and dealer.
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    Noticed the same thing yesterday...warmest day...

    Noticed the same thing yesterday...warmest day off the season,vac down a little. Sun then clouds,clouds then sun,breeze from the south,hard time trying to dial in the autodraw. Did notice some gas...
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    Looked at the few trees I have this AM...deer...

    Looked at the few trees I have this AM...deer nibbles some time during the last week, they seem to like Honeycrisp more than Winesap. I thought I just sprayed Plantskydd not to long ago...looked it...
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    Where I help out boiling we finally had enough...

    Where I help out boiling we finally had enough sap to fill up the new pans and adjust all the floats etc. and boil some raw sap to get used to the new max flue pan and cross flow front pans. Strange...
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    5/16" / 3/16" Hybrid System

    Has anyone tried the following type of system? (this would only work with an elevated bush) Tap the bush with 5/16" and then reduce to 3/16" before the drop down to tank,mainline or what have you....
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    Started in '72 in Southampton (lower Ct. river...

    Started in '72 in Southampton (lower Ct. river valley) and back then we always tapped winter vacation weekend,now it's called president's day,roughly 3rd week of Feb. As I remember we always...
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    I too like the Showa Atlas Therma-Fit PF 451...

    I too like the Showa Atlas Therma-Fit PF 451 latex coated gloves,good dexterity and great for firewood as you don't have to grip as hard.Just ordered a 12 pack for $31.75 from ebay.You can toss them...
  9. Thread: Bush boots?

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    I've always used "shoe goo" but the ambiant air...

    I've always used "shoe goo" but the ambiant air temp has to be warm and I believe when it offgases it's flammable.Depending on where the boot is nicked Gorilla tape will work in a pinch. Hopefully...
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    Update! Looked at a whole bunch of boots over...

    Update!
    Looked at a whole bunch of boots over the last few days, got on the Kamik website and clicked the "Last Chance" tab at the top of the page.Bought the Bushman 16" in lovely olive green...
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    Speaking of "choo-choo", just finished reading...

    Speaking of "choo-choo", just finished reading "The Coming of the Train" about logging and trains in the Deerfield valley of W Ma. and Southern Vt. 100+ years ago and I thought I read something about...
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    Russ;was there this morning as well, went with...

    Russ;was there this morning as well, went with some friends and helped them load up there new 6x10 Max pan and 3-2x6 cross flow pans and a bunch of supplies.Sun was nice but the breeze was cold...
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    Started sugaring in '72 and only wore L.L. Bean...

    Started sugaring in '72 and only wore L.L. Bean Maine Hunting Boots until around '93,if memory serves correctly. Back in those days it was a lot of walking and climbing over stone walls etc. The...
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    Finished my grafting the other day; on the new...

    Finished my grafting the other day; on the new rootstocks and the ones I pulled out of the nursury that the deer nibbled on.Looking @ last year's notes...about 2 weeks behind this year... not even...
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    Dave, Where I help out a similar method is...

    Dave,
    Where I help out a similar method is used.Plenty of hot condensate off the steam-away mixed with permeate and rinse,rinse,rinse. Works well on the 30 yr. old R.O. but sap is only brought up to...
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    Totally understand.Been sugaring since the early...

    Totally understand.Been sugaring since the early '70's...back then; sugarhouse 1/2 mile out in the woods,running water was from a spring up on the hill,light @ night was from coleman lanterns and...
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    Where I help out we boiled for the first time...

    Where I help out we boiled for the first time today in over a week. First tank of concentrate yeilded a stong tasting AR then once we started on the second tank the foam got lighter but went wild...
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    Variable/butterfly draw off valve is a wonderful...

    Variable/butterfly draw off valve is a wonderful thing! To bad they are so #@&*% expensive...hear that Smokey! No more slug draws and syrup pan waves(unless your burning a bundle of stickers like the...
  19. Thread: Dill 2018

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    Yup 'ben there,done that. Had a leaf get stuck...

    Yup 'ben there,done that. Had a leaf get stuck between the flue and the syrup pan a couple of times in the past few years...get's a little exciting really fast.A sugar house a few towns north of me...
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    Where I help boil they're @ 1/2 a crop,may have...

    Where I help boil they're @ 1/2 a crop,may have boiled today...was snowed in. Nice visit w/Paul,Serena and Jameson on Sat. Made around 80 Gal. on Sun. not bad for not really having any sugaring...
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    Stainless is the way to go. Everyone (angencies)...

    Stainless is the way to go. Everyone (angencies) are all freaked out (as they should be) about "getting the lead out" but they don't say a word about aluminum. I won't knowingly buy syrup from anyone...
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    Overheard Bruce B. mention that Grimm swapped...

    Overheard Bruce B. mention that Grimm swapped over in '91 and Leader in '94.
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    I have talked to a local producer that uses a sap...

    I have talked to a local producer that uses a sap steady and he said that it made a huge difference in how often he had to clean his RO membranes.(for the better) If I remember correctly the sap...
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    If at all possible store concentrate as cold as...

    If at all possible store concentrate as cold as possible.Old dairy bulk tanks are great for this,if you can find one that still runs all the better.Where I help out the old RO can pump out about 250...
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    Overheard Bruce Bascom in a conversation stating...

    Overheard Bruce Bascom in a conversation stating that Grimm went lead free in 1991 and Leader in 1994.My Grimm Lighting pans are 1991 and I did check them w/lead test kit...lead free.Never thought to...
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