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  1. Heartwood formation is not programmed that...

    Heartwood formation is not programmed that specifically (to certain rings or ages) in maple trees. It is quite variable as you'll have noticed when cutting trees up.
    Hydraulic function (ability to...
  2. Typically, minimum stack height is double the...

    Typically, minimum stack height is double the length of the evaporator. The higher it is the more draft you will get. Generally you want the stack to extend a minimum of 2 ft above the highest part...
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    In theory.... Doesn't seem to be that way in...

    In theory.... Doesn't seem to be that way in maple however...there's always something to be had. :lol:
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    It's like your mother asked when you washed your...

    It's like your mother asked when you washed your hands...."did you use soap?" A permeate rinse will help somewhat, but when membrane performance starts to drop, only a soap wash will help. If you...
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    You'd win the bet...at least on the part where...

    You'd win the bet...at least on the part where studies have been completed recently by Dr. Abby van den Berg. The flavor studies haven't yet been presented/published. Sorry...no previews of coming...
  6. Try the resources at: ...

    Try the resources at: https://mapleresearch.org/search/?_sf_s=3%2F16 and also the section "Sap Collection" chapter (the part on 3/16" Tubing) of the Third Edition of the North American Maple Syrup...
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    It is highly dependent on the sugar level in your...

    It is highly dependent on the sugar level in your sap, how high you're concentrating to, and the sap temperature.



    No...membranes should be periodically "washed" with RO sap (a strong alkaline...
  8. Generally no. Tapping is such a minor stress in...

    Generally no. Tapping is such a minor stress in most cases. If there were 2-3 years of significant drought, and there were areas that we particularly prone to drought (shallow soils, stony soils,...
  9. Sap yield has more to do with the conditions...

    Sap yield has more to do with the conditions happening during the spring flow season, particularly soil moisture and temperatures.

    Sugar content is related to a whole bunch of things...drought...
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    The response from the producers of those videos...

    The response from the producers of those videos (Dr. Tony D'Amato, UVM Forestry and Mark Isselhardt, UVM Extension Maple) is:

    If a site is tending more towards red maple, it is probably not a site...
  11. Sap flow is more dependent on soil moisture...

    Sap flow is more dependent on soil moisture during the spring itself...so snowmelt and rain during the spring are quite important. However, there seems to be a couple of impacts on sap sugar content...
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    Hope your symptoms are mild and best wishes for a...

    Hope your symptoms are mild and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
  13. Sugarbush Management Videos Available

    Hi All,

    A new series of videos focusing on Sugarbush Management have been posted to the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center YouTube page.
    ...
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    These are all downloadable at:...

    These are all downloadable at: https://mapleresearch.org/search/?_sf_s=notebook
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    Although red maple and sugar maple will sometimes...

    Although red maple and sugar maple will sometimes (rarely) hybridize naturally (https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/acesac/all.html), bark appearance and bud color are two highly variable...
  16. A diaphragm pump would be your best bet, but...

    A diaphragm pump would be your best bet, but there are some smaller type pumps available. Shurflo would likely not be satisfactory. If you don't mind slow and manual (but at least relatively...
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    We looked into the (scant) offerings for straw...

    We looked into the (scant) offerings for straw filling machines about 20 yrs ago. None were particularly appealing at that time, and I don't think there has been much of an improvement since then.
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    Besides the Cornell Tubing Handbook already...

    Besides the Cornell Tubing Handbook already mentioned, you might start with:

    Modern Maple Tubing Systems (video describing the components of a tubing system)...
  19. NP. Good learning opportunity for all.

    NP. Good learning opportunity for all.
  20. None at all, however there will be a...

    None at all, however there will be a print-on-demand and binding options a available through NAMSC within a few weeks.
  21. Good example of what we really don’t like to see....

    Good example of what we really don’t like to see. The manual is copyrighted and the contents represent a huge amount of work, money and time spent, and intellectual property. If you want to copy and...
  22. Thread: Canoe

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    I can help with that problem.......

    I can help with that problem.... http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?37486-North-American-Maple-Syrup-Producers-Manual-Third-Edition&p=405049#post405049
  23. North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual - Third Edition

    North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual available – free!

    The Third edition of the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual is now available for free download! This fully revised edition...
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    Yes, those are Norway spruce in the Gulch, along...

    Yes, those are Norway spruce in the Gulch, along with a good bunch of red spruce. Back in the early-80s we field research in that area comparing decline disease (acid rain) damage on Norway vs red...
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    You could try ...

    You could try

    https://www.pumpsandpartsonline.com/shop/oberdorfer-pumps/gear/bronze-gear-pumps/N4000L or

    https://www.pumpvendor.com/Oberdorfer_Parts_List.html
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