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    Default Sugaring Video

    Not really VMSMA News, however a student from Middlebury College did a nice video this spring about sugaring.

    https://vimeo.com/128529367
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Very nice presentation. I don't know if it is my computer or my internet (cable) but it seemed to download much slower than usual. I had to pause or back up several times before the entire video downloaded. In the end, it was worth it.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
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    Not sure who it was but at 3:36ish Maybe set your Natural Ice can down or better yet stop drinking it and might not over flow your drum and spill your sample bottle
    Over all though very cool video
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    I thought the same thing. In fact, I used to spill a little (without the beer) when a barrel got full, then I bought a Lapierre over flow kit, that has 2 tubes down thru an expandable plug, one long, one short. On the short one, is a hose and a SS 180 bend. This is the overflow. When the barrel is full, the overflow flows thru that hose, either to the next barrel, or to a pot I set on top of the barrel being filled. That has stopped the cleanup issue , wasted syrup and wasted time watching the barrel fill as the syrup nears the top. A good investment.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    interesting video , its funny how many people say to me ` you must love hard labor with little repayment` and i smile and laugh while saying ` well you just bought 2 gals and a bag full of sugar candy,... so i must be doing the work right !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    ... I bought a Lapierre over flow kit, ...
    We've had one for a few years.....works great.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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