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  1. How were the conferences - Syracuse & Vernon

    Just wondering what folks thought of the conferences this year in both Syracuse and Vernon? How were the seminars, the attendance and the vendors?
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    Poll: Flats, I did vote, but recall having a problem...

    Flats, I did vote, but recall having a problem trying to enter the number of people that would be attending with me.
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    Poll: I don't know the inside details, but here's my...

    I don't know the inside details, but here's my understanding of how we got to this point. For years the event was sponsored by the NYSMPA and hosted at the VVS High School. It was organized and put...
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    Thank you One Legged John. Before I started...

    Thank you One Legged John. Before I started making bourbon barrel aged syrup I sampled a half dozen made by other producers. One was very good. One was acceptable and the other four tasted like...
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    I dealt with this issue for years. Asked...

    I dealt with this issue for years. Asked everybody who made candy and nobody had a definitive explanation, just a lot of speculation. Steve Childs with Cornell University did some research on it...
  6. Thread: Why is it?

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    Leader posts their manuals online. Here's the...

    Leader posts their manuals online. Here's the link.

    https://leaderevaporator.com/product-manuals/
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    Just a word of caution. Not all glucometers are...

    Just a word of caution. Not all glucometers are the same. Steve Childs did some research and found that some were prone to large errors. He recommended a specific make and model. I don't recall...
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    Most likely it was due to invert sugar levels...

    Most likely it was due to invert sugar levels being to high. A little bit of invert helps to make the cream smooth, but to much and it won't set up. You should calibrate your thermometer and then...
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    Poll: We had low sugar content, but I have no idea what...

    We had low sugar content, but I have no idea what the seed crop was like so I don't really know how I can vote.
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    Dr. Perkins, I thought (maybe just assumed) that...

    Dr. Perkins, I thought (maybe just assumed) that tapping straight into the tree (level) was recommended by the manufacturer for the check valves to allow the ball to move more freely, i.e. taking...
  11. Thread: sap per tap

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    Sap per tap gives you an indication of how good...

    Sap per tap gives you an indication of how good your collection system is. If your collection system is good then syrup per tap gives you an idea of how productive your bush is. Both are important...
  12. The reason liquor stores are essential is to...

    The reason liquor stores are essential is to prevent alcoholics from going into withdrawal and ending up in the hospital utilizing ventilators and other resources needed for other patients.
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    Still no news?

    Still no news?
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    I liked Brad. Wonder why he left and why they're...

    I liked Brad. Wonder why he left and why they're bringing in someone without maple experience?
  15. Thread: New facility

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    Iím sending my chiropractor bill for the crick in my neck!!! 🤪
  16. Thread: Maple cream

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    Best stored frozen until thawed for use and then...

    Best stored frozen until thawed for use and then refrigerate. It actually separates as quickly or quicker when refrigerated than it does at room temperature, but the refrigeration is necessary to...
  17. Thread: Maple candy

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    I would be careful about adding this batch into...

    I would be careful about adding this batch into the next one unless you know for a fact that the syrup was low in invert sugars and that this batch wasn't grainy. If what you have is grainy then...
  18. Thread: Maple candy

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    Itís one of two problems or could be a little of both. Either the invert sugar level was to high or the boiling point was to low. Invert sugars donít crystallize well and prevent the sugar from...
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    If you get one with a cutter I would advise...

    If you get one with a cutter I would advise removing it. Everyone I know that has used one ends up cutting themselves and sometimes quite bad.
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    Yes, but everything always takes way longer than...

    Yes, but everything always takes way longer than I think it should. Trying to do to much on my own. I need to complete my thinning before I run the tubing and I just can't find anyone that I trust...
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    Flats, Thanks for the compliments on our...

    Flats, Thanks for the compliments on our sugarhouse. I canít say that building our sugarhouse was cheap, but we did a lot to defray the costs. For example, we did all of the site work/excavation...
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    Letís keep this thread nonpolitical or letís kill it.
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    You're correct Haynes, but it also works in...

    You're correct Haynes, but it also works in reverse. As prices rise demand drops. While a tariff may benefit us in the US in the short run by reducing the flow of Canadian syrup into the US and...
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    Weíve had the clear press with the diaphragm pump for a few years now. Previously we had cast iron and aluminum. We will never go back. Canít honestly think of a good reason the other presses or...
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    We have the same machine. We still manage to set...

    We have the same machine. We still manage to set it up periodically.
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