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    That's exactly what I do and it's easier to lock...

    That's exactly what I do and it's easier to lock into without so much steam. I can also tell when I'm reaching drawoff as the boiling bubbles extend into the box.
    Ken
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    There are two purposes of adding baking soda to...

    There are two purposes of adding baking soda to any acid pan wash:

    1. Neutralize the acid mix for discharge into the environment
    2. Neutralize the acid that might be left behind in the pan.
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    So Paul, How did you calculate the efficiency of...

    So Paul, How did you calculate the efficiency of your evaporator?
    Ken
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    There's a tool for that too - tubing reel with...

    There's a tool for that too - tubing reel with hook. We hang it on the ML and pull the tubing off as we zig and zag up the hill Couldn't live without it.
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    I'll say that I'm supportive. But I'm also...

    I'll say that I'm supportive. But I'm also skeptical because my awareness is very limited and it's obviously an extremely complex and specific to each producers operations and their forest.

    In...
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    I have looked through it and I see there are two...

    I have looked through it and I see there are two methods of computing sequestration. One from a a direct inventory which is fine for a small woods. The other is an estimate for larger forests. I was...
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    I'll say that I'm supportive. But I'm also...

    I'll say that I'm supportive. But I'm also skeptical because my awareness is very limited and it's obviously an extremely complex and specific to each producers operations and their forest.

    In...
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    I don't see that you'd be assigning an "actual...

    I don't see that you'd be assigning an "actual sequestration" either. And, since you are asserting implied assumptions on the sequestration of dead trees counted in your forest inventory then maybe...
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    I really get confused when thinking about...

    I really get confused when thinking about gasoline and figuring out $US per gallon conversion to $CAN per liter.
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    Paul, I get and agree that 7 years might not be...

    Paul,
    I get and agree that 7 years might not be the correct decay rate.
    Please clarify whether you agree or disagree with my methodology, and if not, then why.

    thx

    Ken
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    Can you be more specific? I am adding each...

    Can you be more specific?

    I am adding each current year at 100% and reducing for each previous year I banked with the 7-year return. Maybe I didn't do it right but that was my thinking. So...
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    I think the 2x2 locust is an excellent choice. ...

    I think the 2x2 locust is an excellent choice. I'm not a fan of driving the posts - I like to kick off the loose stuff down to bare ground and rest the butt directly on the ground. I also prefer to...
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    So as I think I understand: Downed and dead...

    So as I think I understand:

    Downed and dead trees can be considered to have 7 years of carbon emission through their process of decaying. Therefore, it seems that if you account for the yearly...
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    So Paul, I guess you need to continue to be...

    So Paul, I guess you need to continue to be repetitive because I don't understand your point and I assume others don't either. Can you explain, in simple terms, the logic that using scrap is not...
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    I'm a little confused by your explanation. I...

    I'm a little confused by your explanation. I think I understand you to mean that I can use my excess generation to offset the scope 2 emissions only for the percent of unconsumed power applied to...
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    Technically, you may not be able to assign the...

    Technically, you may not be able to assign the carbon credits that the power company owns related to their hydro generation. In a similar situation, I own a 15 kw solar array on my property. I...
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    I'm skeptical that you can be carbon-neutral...

    I'm skeptical that you can be carbon-neutral without being wood-fired, unless you have a 100% solar-powered electric evaporator.

    I understand (but I admit to be no expert) that burning wood is by...
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    And you'll want to keep the pump station above...

    And you'll want to keep the pump station above freezing to prevent problems with your electric releaser. Also, the discharge line should pitch down hill without sags to prevent freeze ups.
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    I assume that you have a raw sap tank that you...

    I assume that you have a raw sap tank that you pump from to serve as a reserve. It sounds like in the event of a pump failure, you bypass the failed pump with a backup and hopefully without...
  20. That's a good way to describe sweet. So with a...

    That's a good way to describe sweet.

    So with a filter press, you can use to clean the sweet left in your pan. You save the filtered sweet in a container while you clean your pans. Then on the...
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    You need to ask yourself - what can go wrong and...

    You need to ask yourself - what can go wrong and what am I risking? One scenario is that you power supply cuts out and the pump stops delivering sap to the evaporator. If you add all the...
  22. Sweet is anything in the evaporator. It's name...

    Sweet is anything in the evaporator. It's name is to indicate that it's sweeter than the input sap.
  23. I once had the opinion that unfiltered (or less...

    I once had the opinion that unfiltered (or less filtered) meant more robust maple flavor. That changed when I got my first filter press and realized the huge boost in quality. The filter press is the...
  24. This is an interesting topic. I don't doubt...

    This is an interesting topic.

    I don't doubt that there will be nitre in the syrup. That isn't what I call a nitre problem since syrup should always be filtered which should address any problem,...
  25. You might not have any niter problems with only...

    You might not have any niter problems with only 50 to 100 taps.
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