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    Ok thanks I will give that a try

    Ok thanks I will give that a try
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    I find its bitter sweet when the season comes to...

    I find its bitter sweet when the season comes to an end. I produced the most syrup this season since I started in 2018. Very good year for me. I pulled my taps on Monday and now I just have the pan...
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    Trees are still running good in my neck of the...

    Trees are still running good in my neck of the woods. Had another long day boiling sap today. Going to finish off what I have left on Monday and call it a season. Hope everyone else has had as good a...
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    Just when we thought the season was over, the...

    Just when we thought the season was over, the trees started gushing down here. Most of my cans were full or over flowing. Biggest day of collecting yet. Might me a good yield after all.
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    Looks like I should invest in a hydrometer for...

    Looks like I should invest in a hydrometer for next season. I bought a Dominion and Grimm thermometer from the Co-op for this season but it is clearly not accurate. It was reading 219 F but my syrup...
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    Finishing some syrup today that I started boiling...

    Finishing some syrup today that I started boiling down yesterday. It is pretty dark stuff which I like. Seems like it could be the last batch of the season down here. Hopefully the trees hold out and...
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    The weather has been pretty inconsistent up here...

    The weather has been pretty inconsistent up here near Fredericton. I've only boiled once but my trees are just starting to give really good now. I'm hoping the weather can hold before I call it a...
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    Have your trees stopped running ? or is the sap...

    Have your trees stopped running ? or is the sap getting that off taste and look ?
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    Good to hear ya'll got some syrup made. I boiled...

    Good to hear ya'll got some syrup made. I boiled down my sap yesterday and ended up with a little over a litre of syrup. Very light and super sweet syrup. Good to start to the season.
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    Thanks for the info !

    Thanks for the info !
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    Smelly Food Grade barrels

    I purchased a couple 55 gallon barrels that had pizza sauce in them. I want to store my sap in them this season but the barrels still have a slight pizza smell. What is the best way to solve this...
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    Trees are running this afternoon in my area. Not...

    Trees are running this afternoon in my area. Not enough sap to collect yet but I'm hoping to have enough by tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
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    Just checked my taps. A couple of them were...

    Just checked my taps. A couple of them were dripping but it seems like the tree haven't quite thawed out yet. Hoping it will pick up over the next two days
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    I am located in Douglas. Some of my sugar maples...

    I am located in Douglas. Some of my sugar maples were dripping this afternoon when I tapped but most of them are still froze up. Hoping for a good run the next couple of days. Beautiful day to be out...
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    Tapped a couple of my trees this afternoon. Even...

    Tapped a couple of my trees this afternoon. Even though it was cold, some of them were running. Hoping to get the rest of my trees tapped over the next couple days.
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    Good to hear someone else is getting ready. I...

    Good to hear someone else is getting ready. I think I'm going to hold off on tapping until next Sunday. Looks like an early season
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    Thanks for the info. Just wanted to make sure if...

    Thanks for the info. Just wanted to make sure if it was still ok to consume
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    Strange film on a sealed bottle ?

    I opened one of my sealed mason jars of syrup from last season and it looked like this. Strange grey film on the syrup but the rest of the jar is clear. It smells like maple syrup but I haven’t...
  19. Thread: Sap barrel set up

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    Thanks everyone. Gives me lots of ideas to work...

    Thanks everyone. Gives me lots of ideas to work with
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    Sap barrel set up

    Hi ya'll

    Any suggestions on what would be the best way to outfit a 55 gallon plastic food grade barrel so that I can flow sap into my warming tray on my evaporator
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    Ok thanks a lot. I assume I hook the bilge pump...

    Ok thanks a lot. I assume I hook the bilge pump up to a standard 12v battery ?
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    Yes my pan has continuous flow I just want to...

    Yes my pan has continuous flow I just want to have sap flowing at all times from my bulk storage. Just looking for some input or ideas
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    Continuous Flow ideas

    Hi everyone

    I recently purchased two food grade 55 gallon barrels with lids for my sugar shack. One is going to be used for collecting and the other for sap storage in the shack. My evaporator is...
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    I pulled my taps on Monday as I boiled down the...

    I pulled my taps on Monday as I boiled down the last of my sap in the sugar shack. Cleaned the pails and spiles yesterday while I finished the syrup at the house. Ended up taking it too far and it...
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    Thanks Maple Lady. Now i know at least it's just...

    Thanks Maple Lady. Now i know at least it's just not something I'm doing wrong. Must just be the season.
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