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    I did two major boils this year, here is the...

    I did two major boils this year, here is the photo of the syrup from them. Not hard to tell which batch was first!

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    A couple of thoughts that might be of help. I...

    A couple of thoughts that might be of help. I never use defoamer, just a strainer to skim the foam off by hand. I do this in both pans.

    Second, you can try using a short pipe as a means of...
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    I pulled my taps last weekend, my final tally was...

    I pulled my taps last weekend, my final tally was 632 L sap, 19 L syrup from 27 taps for an average ratio of 2.7 Brix overall. Overall I burned about a couple of face cord of Lanark white cedar,...
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    With the sudden rise in temperature, looks like...

    With the sudden rise in temperature, looks like we will be done early this week. Lost 20 L of sap when one of my storage buckets spilled due to the rapid snow melt of the snow it was sitting on. ...
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    When in doubt taste it. You won't get sick from...

    When in doubt taste it. You won't get sick from drinking sweetwater straight from the tree.

    Bugs in the sap are another matter! :)
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    I have a 2x6 setup that I run with about an inch...

    I have a 2x6 setup that I run with about an inch in the evaporator and 1/2 to 3/4 inch depth in finishing pan. Am able to start a trickle when I draw off and don't seem to have a problem pushing the...
  7. I'm north of you in Lanark. Also seeing low flow...

    I'm north of you in Lanark. Also seeing low flow but much higher Brix. Wondering if it is because of the caterpillar damage last year? Some folks are not tapping trees to allow them to recover.
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    Brix is the same in Canada. Some folks also use...

    Brix is the same in Canada. Some folks also use Baume which is a different scale. How can I get your app?

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    How did you determine when to end each of those...

    How did you determine when to end each of those long draws?

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    Awesome tip - thanks Big Eddy!

    Awesome tip - thanks Big Eddy!
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    Thanks everyone for the input. I am using Cedar...

    Thanks everyone for the input. I am using Cedar shakes for my wood and have a stockpile of 2.5 full cord of which half is already split thin. I found a cheap supply from a local mill that...
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    Hi, I'm new to this site and still learning about...

    Hi, I'm new to this site and still learning about maple syrup making. I have a 44x16" rear pan and15x16" finishing pan on the front of my arch. Last year I taped only 4 or 5 trees and used just the...
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