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    Default North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual - Third Edition

    North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual available – free!

    The Third edition of the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual is now available for free download! This fully revised edition has a new chapter on food safety, as well as updated chapters on sap, syrup, and value-added product production based on the most current research. The remaining chapters have had modest updates. Along with chapters on sugarbush management, economics of maple businesses, marketing, and more, the Maple Manual is the most comprehensive, accurate resource for sugarmakers of all sizes. A joint project of the University of Vermont, the North American Maple Syrup Council, and dozens of the industry’s researchers, scientists, and educators, the Manual is available for free download, however, note that it is copyrighted, and all materials should be cited properly if used elsewhere (newsletters, presentations, etc.).

    To get access to the download, send a blank email to mapleproducersmanual@gmail.com and you will receive a link to view and download the 434-page Manual. Print versions will be available for sale in the next few months.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    Page 6-17 was the one I was waiting for, regarding the number of taps per tree.

    Thanks, I will try and read all of the pertinent parts of the manual for a backyarder with lines.
    Last edited by Swingpure; 07-27-2022 at 10:39 PM.
    2022 - 5 pan block arch - 109 taps, 73 on 3/16 lines, 36 on drops into 5 gallon pails.
    930 gallons boiled, 109 L of delicious syrup made
    DYI RO and DYI Vacuum Filter

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    Good example of what we really don’t like to see. The manual is copyrighted and the contents represent a huge amount of work, money and time spent, and intellectual property. If you want to copy and share any of it, be sure to include a note saying where it comes from in what is shared (the photo in this case). Otherwise someone grabs your photo, shares it elsewhere, then someone decides it should be changed a little, then someone else puts it in a newsletter, but doesn’t include all the notes. Eventually the origin is lost and the meaning gets altered. We’ve seen it happen many times.
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    Dr. Tim,

    Do you know what the cost will be for the printed version and will we be able to order it via e-mail?
    Last edited by Pdiamond; 07-30-2022 at 05:29 PM.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal. syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 ga.l syrup
    2021 - Didn't work out
    2022 - 25 taps on bags / 8 taps on 3/16's line - late start

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    Sorry, no ill intent intended. I deleted the link to the picture and will not do it again. I had been waiting for the information on the number of taps, and thought the picture shown was in the context of the manual, but can now understand how it could have been copied and used outside the context of the manual.
    2022 - 5 pan block arch - 109 taps, 73 on 3/16 lines, 36 on drops into 5 gallon pails.
    930 gallons boiled, 109 L of delicious syrup made
    DYI RO and DYI Vacuum Filter

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    Are there any concerns with me running down to my local Staples to print out a copy?
    2020 - 2 taps, 1/2 pint on a turkey fryer, About 3/4 pint syrup in two weeks - Proof of concept!
    2021 - 20 x 30 divided pan on a Mason arch, 34 taps and 8 gallons for family and friends to judge. Dad hooked as well.
    2022 - 8 x 14 sugarhouse and an electric steam bottler. 50 buckets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Stack View Post
    Are there any concerns with me running down to my local Staples to print out a copy?
    None at all, however there will be a print-on-demand and binding options a available through NAMSC within a few weeks.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swingpure View Post
    Sorry, no ill intent intended.
    NP. Good learning opportunity for all.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    None at all, however there will be a print-on-demand and binding options a available through NAMSC within a few weeks.
    Looking forward to that, It can live on the shelf next to my well used older manual, lol.
    2023 - Add more taps on vacuum, build new sugar house
    2022 - 52 Gallons - DIY RO, 50% less fuel, no late nights in the shack!
    2021 - 48 Gallons - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Looks like Christmas does come in July!
    Daniel & Eleanor Bliese
    Heritage Woods, LLC
    SW Michigan

    Smoky Lake 2x4 flat, divided pan on Corsair arch
    The RO Bucket RB25
    100 taps on buckets

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