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  1. That's a great example of how poorly the Federal...

    That's a great example of how poorly the Federal Government qualifies the information it receives at times.

    Although he doesn't like Leader Clear Presses ;) I can see Fred's frustration....
  2. Oh the infamous 9 words that will strike fear in...

    Oh the infamous 9 words that will strike fear in the hearts of men...

    "We're from the government and we're here to help."

    I am often asked to fill out government survey's and labor...
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    Thanks for posting Dr. Perkins. That was worth...

    Thanks for posting Dr. Perkins. That was worth watching...some of those cats are making more syrup in a minute than I make in an evening, Wow.
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    Thank you Dr. Perkins. PDF files save trees!

    Thank you Dr. Perkins. PDF files save trees!
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    Mini extreeme

    Nate, I just looked that RO is $6500. Maybe price went down a notch?
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    If that were me, he'd find his tubing on the side...

    If that were me, he'd find his tubing on the side of the road!
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    As long as the air you're pumping into your syrup...

    As long as the air you're pumping into your syrup is free of any fumes or dust etc, you should be fine. You probably won't know until you try it.
    I'm not sure what Russ at Red Roof Maples uses, he...
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    I put an H20 air injection system in this year...

    I put an H20 air injection system in this year and worked great. All light syrup and pans seemed to clean easier as it kept the nitre in suspension.
    Iíd been following Russís thread for a few years...
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    Jason Are you going to use the Micro2 next year?...

    Jason
    Are you going to use the Micro2 next year? selling high brix sap?
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    Maybe with the exception of Red Oak, which rots...

    Maybe with the exception of Red Oak, which rots very quickly, I think any wood will work.

    Ours is hemlock, as is the rest of the framing and siding on the sugar house.

    Cupola "doors" are...
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    A cupola is not a huge necessity, and what you're...

    A cupola is not a huge necessity, and what you're about to do with a new building will be a huge improvement over what you are doing now.

    But, with a cupola you are utilizing the natural draft...
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    12.5 x 8...I like the 12.5 that's hitting 100 sq...

    12.5 x 8...I like the 12.5 that's hitting 100 sq feet right on the money!
    Now if the county comes by to check, remember what my mentor, and boat builder friend, Ray McLeod told me back when I was...
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    Itís common knowledge that different trees will offer up different flavors.
    But I still donít think syrup from buckets tastes any different than syrup from tubing or bags.
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    BAP...so Vermont syrup from buckets taste...

    BAP...so Vermont syrup from buckets taste different than syrup from tubing?

    No need to get testy or question Fred's integrity.
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    Steam will rise to the top of your building - if...

    Steam will rise to the top of your building - if it stays warm enough not to condensate, at which point it will just sit there like a cloud. Opening doors and windows will only make it worse (and...
  16. You might look into a new, or used Half Pint. I...

    You might look into a new, or used Half Pint. I spent one year on cinder blocks , then two years with a Half Pint, and the last ten on a Leader 2x6.

    We made some great syrup on the Half Pint...
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    Leader clear press

    Add me as another in favor of the 7Ĺ" Leader Clear press.

    Do to the small amounts I filter (3-6 gal at a time) I also have mine blocked down to 3 plates using 3/4" I.D./ 1Ĺ" O.D. HDPE tubes as...
  18. Thread: RO and tanks

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    With high vacuum this year and an electric...

    With high vacuum this year and an electric releaser pumping into the sap tank I needed a way to better process what I was bringing in.

    Sugar was low here this year, so I purchased a CDL Hobby 100...
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    Vintage is a good thing, you will never regret...

    Vintage is a good thing, you will never regret having a beautiful sugarhouse. I know - and have never looked back. Congrats to you for sure!
  20. First year for me with an RO, so no experience...

    First year for me with an RO, so no experience there, my CDL hobby 100 also has no high pressure shutoff.
    As it processes more sap the permeate flow drops and the concentrate seems to increase. ...
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    All cleaned up over here with 18 3/4 gallons made...

    All cleaned up over here with 18 3/4 gallons made off of 178 taps - not too good... as this year was all on the 3/16 lines with mostly reds and about 25% sugar maples.
    A late start didn't help...
  22. Thread: Filter press

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    You’re very welcome. Hopefully it was helpful...

    You’re very welcome. Hopefully it was helpful information.
  23. Thread: Filter press

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    My Leader Clear Press came with a Wilden pump. ...

    My Leader Clear Press came with a Wilden pump.
    Works great - are you just now having issues?
    Maybe it’s stringy syrup?
    Pic with model no attached.
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    Fred from Richards really likes...
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    If you adjusted to proper density it can't be...

    If you adjusted to proper density it can't be sugar...
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    With the time spent setting up new the new vac...

    With the time spent setting up new the new vac system and air injection; it was a short season over here.
    Although I did get about 275 gallons in since Wednesday, I will be turning the vac off...
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