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    I drink coffee, permeate, or light beer sometimes toward the end of a boil. But, after a beer it affects how the syrup tastes to me. It's not as good. I will have to try the whiskey with syrup sometime.
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    Coffee with a good slug of syrup from the drawoff.
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    Depends on what time of the day it is, and where I am at in the boil. If I'm finishing concentrate - no booze. Otherwise, I like nice cold clear sap, coffee with a little Irish Cream, some energy drink we make with the soda stream, or a good IPA (Fargo Woodchipper is my favorite lately) In the evening if I have company, it Buffalo Trace Bourbon on the rocks.

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    Funny how a couple guys like IPAs...maybe cause a really strong one - Mad Tom IPA - made me swear off of them. It was like sucking on a lemon and a pine tree at the same time! But if there's a Beau's Lugtread Lagered Ale kickin around, I won't say no.
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    Grain belt Nordeast in 16 oz. cans. Unless it's batch pulling time then it's coffee. Start of a new batch, just add sap, wood, and alcohol.
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    Usually near the end of a boil we will get into the vodka and whatever we have for a mixer. Syrup works great, but if you don't drink it fast, the syrup will get too thick with the ice and not mix. Of course drinking it too fast is not a good thing either.
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    I'm a sucker for WhiteCap, a Belgian Wheat beer brewed by my local brewpub: http://braubeer.com Pretty sure my maple season keeps them in business!!!
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    Clean permeate or monster energy if it's an all nighter. I do most of the sap hauling and also have a Comercial drivers license. When the seasons over we get into the bud lights.

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    We just "taste test" our syrup when it comes out.

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    Before 4PM we tap right out of the pan after 4 we tap
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