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  1. Their forecast for the first half of Feb is much...

    Their forecast for the first half of Feb is much less certain. It just says 50-55% chance of being warmer than average. So I guess right now the first half of Feb is supposed to be a tossup, but...
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    Bummer about the trees right next to the shack...

    Bummer about the trees right next to the shack being poor performers. I know how that goes. The slope right above my sugar shack has the highest density of sugar maples of anywhere on my property. ...
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    That is a real beauty of a sugar shack Aaron! Is...

    That is a real beauty of a sugar shack Aaron! Is that one of those Jamaica ones? IIRC you were not happy with the performance of your red maples last year. I see your tap count is quite a bit...
  4. If you look at the gallery, you'll see that the...

    If you look at the gallery, you'll see that the most recent photo uploaded by anyone was march 27 2021!

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  5. Okay so NOAA just came out with its first...

    Okay so NOAA just came out with its first prediction for Feb, and it unequivocally suggests that Feb will be warm in New England. They will come out with their forecast for the first half of Feb...
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    Yes, go to www.saptapapps.com Cheers, Gabe

    Yes, go to www.saptapapps.com

    Cheers,

    Gabe
  7. I can't upload an image on a post. I don't get...

    I can't upload an image on a post. I don't get it - I registered years ago - I thought the image issue was just with people who registered recently, where they haven't been "confirmed". So if I...
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    Getting ready in MA

    Likely about one month from now my drill bit will touch wood.

    I have a two hour drive to my sugarbush, so every year I have to make d@mned sure I have what I need all ready to go - there's no...
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    Maybe I wasn't clear with my post. I signed up...

    Maybe I wasn't clear with my post. I signed up for the app, and was surprised by one thing: There are a total of 7 sugarbushes in the entire state of VT in the app. Compare that to CT which has 24...
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    Liberty drill bit

    I'd like to try using a proper maple tapping bit this season, but I can't justify paying the same amount in shipping for a single drill bit as the cost of it. So I looked to see what was available...
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    Okay, well I bit on the line you threw out. ...

    Okay, well I bit on the line you threw out. Nifty. That being said, unless I'm not using it right, it looks like hardly anyone in VT taps maple trees. <eyeroll> Does the fact that the app is not...
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    Oh okay. What is this map? GO

    Oh okay. What is this map?

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    Did you mean to share an image of a map of the...

    Did you mean to share an image of a map of the Northeast US and Canada with a bunch of red pins all over it?

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    I'm skeptical of this. In the graphic shown...

    I'm skeptical of this. In the graphic shown along with that claim it shows a tree that is only 18", or well under where I would put two taps in a tree. Obviously if you put two taps in a smaller...
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    Yep, plenty of nut trees. Oak, hickory (all...

    Yep, plenty of nut trees. Oak, hickory (all bitternut, hardly any shag bark) a lot of beech, birch, red and sugar maple, ash, pine, hemlock, etc. No one tree dominates anywhere. It's no benefit to...
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    I have never put up a bird feeder there. And no...

    I have never put up a bird feeder there. And no need to ship us a box of squirrels, I suspect that the minute I put up any lines the squirrels will magically appear!

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    No squirrels

    I'm always hearing about squirrel chews on lines. I realized the other day that in fifty years of roaming our woods in the Eastern foothills of the Berkshires, I cannot recall seeing a single...
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    Okay, this makes sense. But it's not what you...

    Okay, this makes sense. But it's not what you described, when you asked about keeping 2" in each pan. I couldn't reconcile the two, which is why I asked what you had in mind.

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    Could you say more about what you would be doing...

    Could you say more about what you would be doing differently to create these different boil times?

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    I'm confused. When it sits the temperature goes...

    I'm confused. When it sits the temperature goes *up* 45 degrees?

    Gabe
  21. I've never seen a label that says 2 tablespoons...

    I've never seen a label that says 2 tablespoons of maple syrup is 29.8g. 2 tablespoons is 29.6 milliliters, not grams.

    That said, if it did actually have 24g sugar per 2T, that would equal only...
  22. Thanks for the detailed response. That adds a...

    Thanks for the detailed response. That adds a lot of nuance, and helps a lot.

    Sounds like maybe my sanitation could have been better, or it could have been the fact that there was three days when...
  23. Me too. I wonder if these are the sorts of...

    Me too. I wonder if these are the sorts of things that make my trees shut down faster than those in the study DrTim referenced. Maybe he and the other folks at the Proctor facility just aren't...
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    WF Mason provides what he calls "Arch Paper"...

    WF Mason provides what he calls "Arch Paper" (which I guess is a thin ceramic blanket) to put between bricks and arch. When I asked him your same question, he said a little dab of refractory cement...
  25. This has certainly been my experience. For...

    This has certainly been my experience. For example in 2020 I was swayed to tap on 2/10, which is two weeks earlier than my average best tap date. There were several small runs those first few weeks...
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