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    I seem to remember some old-timer who banned alcohol, a book, and a fiddle from the sugarhouse as being too distracting, leading to burnt pans. I drink an awful lot of water when I'm firing for six hours straight, and someone will bring me a beer when I'm cleaning up.

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    Beer while boiling. Shot of maple bourbon when all is canned and cleaned.
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    Coffee and more coffee
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    Depends on the day, time of day and who is around. Coffee with syrup and genny bock would be the most common outside of water.

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    It is a very bad idea to drink alcohol while making syrup. Making good syrup requires a lot of concentration and precision. Not to mention the safety aspect of staying alert while dealing with extreme temperatures and fire.
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    Half a cup of good strong coffee with half a cup of sweet off the back (sap) pan. 3-4 of those, between the caffeine and sugar, you're vibrating in place.

    After everything is cleaned up for the night, perhaps a hard cider or two on the rare occasion.

    Once the season is done....gin. Either in the form of Gin & Tonic or Tom Collins. Preferably while sitting on the beach with a book.
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    A mug of sweet from the back pan with a tea bag early in the night and a Maine IPA later

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    Radio Silence.
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    Nothing stronger than coffee for me. Boring but healthier choice...

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