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    Default Syrup Containers ????

    I have ordered my Jugs and glass from Bascom's in the past and most likely will continue to, but has anyone ordered from Gamber Container? How's their pricing? Do they deal with split case numbers? I'm all set for this year but may need more in the future.
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    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

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    I buy all my Glass from Burch Bottle. I buy several cases at a time, I do not know if they will split a case.
    My last order was for 24 cases (24 ea) of 200 ml hip flask and 8 cases (12 ea.) of 375 hip flask for by bourbon barrel aged syrup.
    I've gotten 3 shipments from them since seeing them at Saratoga Springs summer maple tour this past summer. With each, they pack 4 cases in a master carton well separated using packing peanuts. On my first shipment the master cases looked like an ape had handled them at UPS, but inside the master cases every case of bottles looked perfect and there was no damage at all.
    Their prices are good.
    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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    thank you for that Dave.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

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    Maple Flats what caps do you use from Burch to seal your glass bottles? I have ordered some samples from them to see how the glass and caps work out.

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    Chickenman

    We have used the bacon jugs from Gamber Container for years and they are very good quality and never have any sealing issues. We buy from our local supplier and the cases include the jugs and caps. Here is the pricing breakdown from last year to give you an idea of cost. Not sure what cost is directly from Gamber.

    BACON PLASTIC JUGS - Full Case Lots
    61-0128 Gallon Case 24 $58.80
    61-0064 Half-Gallon Case 48 92.00
    61-0032 Quart Case 80 112.00
    61-0016 Pint Case 100 124.00
    61-0008 Half-Pint Case 100 112.00
    61-0003 3.4 oz Case 245 254.00
    BACON PLASTIC JUGS - Small Bagged Lots
    61-1-0128 Gallon Bag 6 $15.30
    61-1-0064 Half-Gallon Bag 6 12.10
    61-1-0032 Quart Bag 12 18.00
    61-1-0016 Pint Bag 12 16.08
    61-1-0008 Half-Pint Bag 12 14.64
    61-1-0003 3.4 oz Bag 12 13.64

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    I agree Bacon jugs are the best but I think they were bought out buy some one so hopefully the don't change any thing also use canning jars for glass sense you can buy them for 9.99 for 12 jars
    Backyard sapper
    2x3 flat SS pan
    Barrel stove
    12x24 post and beam shack
    100 taps on tubes in 5 gallon buckets
    15-20 gallons a year for family and friends

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    I have bought some glass from leader evaporator, they will split cases.
    2019- RO
    2018- 25 taps made 8 gal syrup.
    2017- 25 taps -built a 2x3 flat pan, and a fuel tank arch for it. 335 gal 7.34gal syrup.

    2016- 15 taps, 4.3gal syrup boiling on cinderblock arch 3 roasting pans, 1 redneck trash can with a pot, and a turkey fryer.

    2015- 4 taps 44 gals of sap made 2.25 gal of lite syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdoc View Post
    Maple Flats what caps do you use from Burch to seal your glass bottles? I have ordered some samples from them to see how the glass and caps work out.
    Maybe I should answer here too and not just in messaging. I bought Burch's black cap, in a 3000 or maybe it was a 4000 cap box. It is a tamper evident cap and it's the one they suggested. I do not recall the specifics but it was their lowest cost black one that fit that description.
    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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    Well we order some glass bottles from Burch Bottle today with caps. also ordered some other sample bottles from also. Hopefully they will be good.

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    I know a couple of Missouri producers and we bottle in all kinds of things. Would probably make you pros in New England chuckle. I use canning jars and put our label on the lid. (we don't sell it, just gift it) One family saves everybody's Snapple jars, runs them and the caps through the dishwasher. They sell quite a bit. And there are some producers with over 500 taps in southeast MO who use the attractive commercial syrup bottles.
    2018: 195 trees, most smaller than 20" diameter
    5/16" & 7/16" plastic spiles, drain into plastic buckets or sapsaks
    xfer to 5 gal plastic jugs
    haul jugs out using atv & trailer
    wood-fired pans on concrete blocks outside
    one Leader Half Pint 24 x 33" plus 24 x 30 ss pan from a junkyard
    cook batch process then finish in the kitchen;
    we dont sell our syrup; its for family & friends

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