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Thread: Checking what VT sugar makers are doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcasper View Post
    I don't know....I chase with permeate after every boil and can usually get the contents in the flue pan down to 6% sugar...
    So basically you're doing a hybrid of the two approaches.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Shut it down this morning and dumped about 2000gal. Its remarkable how much sap Im still getting even with the pump off, but the quality and sugar content was gone. Despite my constant complaining throughout this long season its always hard for me to shut the pump off and turn the valves on that last sap.
    I haven't verified the test of the last couple loads with my buyer but I'd guess Im around 7.2 lbs/tap or .65 gal/tap. Lots of modifications and some expansion planned for next season... but right now Im looking forward to taking a little time off from sapping work once I'm cleaned up.
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    Thanks Dr. Tim, I'll tell my dad about this approach and hopefully our last boil will go smoother next year.

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