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    I found this to be a strange season. Sap ran when...

    I found this to be a strange season. Sap ran when the weather didn't necessarily say it should and when it seemed 'ideal', didn't get much. My syrup did change colour, I guess that was normal. My...
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    Sounds like everyone did ok this season. I just...

    Sounds like everyone did ok this season. I just have my pan contents to finish. I boiled everything tonight just to keep anything from spoiling until I can finish it this weekend. I collected more...
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    Still running down here too, but I think today or...

    Still running down here too, but I think today or tomorrow will be it. Might run over night with the bit of snow coming. Turned out to be decent after all. I'm glad I had this weekend off to keep up...
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    I was wondering how you were doing Murray,lol....

    I was wondering how you were doing Murray,lol. Nice to hear the sap tsunami hit up there too. I think I will end up with more than last year now. My only crazy day was Monday then it tapered off....
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    The trees ran ok today but nothing like...

    The trees ran ok today but nothing like yesterday. I boiled everything I had including what got collected today. Long day but I didn't want to risk anything spoiling. I got an RO bucket this year and...
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    Same down here Erob! It was amazing! My 60 gallon...

    Same down here Erob! It was amazing! My 60 gallon Barrell was full on the tubing and buckets full. Great run finally!! I'm boiling tomorrow. Hope it's another good day tomorrow.
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    Erob, I use the hydrometer. I find even when I...

    Erob,
    I use the hydrometer. I find even when I calibrate the thermometer on my evaporator, 7 degrees above boiling temp of water is always too thin. I usually end up having to boil it down a bit...
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    Glad to hear everyone is getting something. My...

    Glad to hear everyone is getting something. My weekend was decent as well. I was really surprised as warm as it was that it ran as well as it did. I see the night time temp changed for Saturday night...
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    Actually had a good run yesterday/last night. Up...

    Actually had a good run yesterday/last night. Up until then it's been good sap just not much of it and the forecast isn't showing any temps below freezing after Sunday for an extended period....
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    Looking like it'll be over Sunday here. Collected...

    Looking like it'll be over Sunday here. Collected a bit yesterday, hopefully it runs a bit today, but didn't get down Cold enough last night. Worst season for me.
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    I boiled about 100 litres Saturday. That was a...

    I boiled about 100 litres Saturday. That was a couple weeks worth. But it was froze solid for a good part of that two weeks. Hope to get a decent run soon.
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    Same thing here Erob. Thought I would've had alot...

    Same thing here Erob. Thought I would've had alot more to collect but not even enough to boil yet. I hope it goes below zero tonight but looking too warm for Friday. I'm not having good luck with my...
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    I got one line of 3/16 tubing in this year with a...

    I got one line of 3/16 tubing in this year with a shurflo pump set up, having a few issues getting the vacuum up but hopefully get it figured out Saturday. Tapped last Saturday with my buckets. Got a...
  14. I forgot to check the amps but the lightbulb...

    I forgot to check the amps but the lightbulb trick worked and kept it warm enough to turn on.
  15. I don't know but will check when I go there this...

    I don't know but will check when I go there this afternoon. Thank you for that information.
  16. Yes, I have it set to shut off at zero celsius...

    Yes, I have it set to shut off at zero celsius but when I warm the probe in my hand for it to turn on at 3 degrees, it wouldn't. But when I warmed the power supply with the blow dryer, it turned on....
  17. Computer power supply won't work in the cold

    Anyone else have the issue of a computer power supply not turning on because it's too cold? I'm trying tubing for the first time and have a shurflo set up with a temperature controller and it...
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    Great idea! I had the same struggle making drops...

    Great idea! I had the same struggle making drops with the signature spouts. Thanks for sharing.
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    It has a couple maps that will show you other...

    It has a couple maps that will show you other people's locations and if they are logging how much sap they're getting, you can click on their marker to see the details. You input your own sugarbush...
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    I love it. I used it when it was free and used it...

    I love it. I used it when it was free and used it alot. I didn't get it last year and regretted it. I've purchased it for this year and sign on daily. The owner of the app is super helpful and...
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    I have my tank on a stand that is higher than my...

    I have my tank on a stand that is higher than my float box but not alot higher due to the small area. I cut the top off my barrel and put the lid on upside down. Sorry about the sideways pics, I...
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    I don't know if this is close to you or not, but...

    I don't know if this is close to you or not, but I found a Richards packaging in Dartmouth NS. They don't list prices unfortunately, you have to contact them for a quote. I've found the shipping is...
  23. I'm curious to know how this worked out for you...

    I'm curious to know how this worked out for you this season. I'm looking to change my evaporator to use more of the wasted heat that goes up the stack.
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    Finished up yesterday. I have to get something...

    Finished up yesterday. I have to get something quicker for that last little bit. Boiling on a turkey burner takes forever for 5gallons of sweet. Now for my least favourite part, the clean up. I ended...
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    I've had alot of Nitre as well. The filters clog...

    I've had alot of Nitre as well. The filters clog quickly and I end up with some fine Nitre in my bottles as well. I wish I had advice, but other than filtering again, I don't know what would get rid...
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