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    We got our first boil in today. We grabbed about 90 gallons on monday. There was just enough cold here to kick start it. I will finish it tomorrow morning. Better weather seems to be coming.20170228_211150.jpg
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    A little bit of yesterday's harvest. Still more bottling to do when I get a minute. [ATTACH=CONFIG]15818[/ATTACH
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    Those bottles look fantastic! Nice finishing touches.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup
    2019 - 28 taps, 1409.5L sap 40.12L syrup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run Forest Run! View Post
    Those bottles look fantastic! Nice finishing touches.
    They do look very nice!! How do you filter and fill?
    1st Year Turkey Fryer Guru-10 taps and No Clue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Run Forest Run! View Post
    Those bottles look fantastic! Nice finishing touches.
    thank you. Small improvements each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpma View Post
    They do look very nice!! How do you filter and fill?
    5 quart synthetic cone filter with several prefilters. It's not the most efficient but it works for now. Once the rest of my operation is Whete I want it, I will tackle filtering. But it 'polishes' the syrup for presentation in glass.20170302_174710.jpg

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    i havent posted much because we just havent had the weather for a good run. even after a cold spell, we are getting minimal flow. we just have to wait until they release.

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