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    I just took a video of mine in action for a...

    I just took a video of mine in action for a friend. Will figure out how to send you a copy. Mine is totally home built and works like a charm.
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    I think today is going to be the last run. ...

    I think today is going to be the last run. Forecast isn't good. Its a tough choice because my normal "tells" just aren't there. No buds on my trees. No peepers in the pond. The sap just isn't...
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    Wow! Brian you must have a huge RO system. My...

    Wow! Brian you must have a huge RO system. My little cheaply built one has 3 x 100 GPD pods and I run it overnight when I sleep. I can only get my sap to 8%.
    As for fuel costs, I think my buddy...
  4. Certainly not nearly advanced as your idea. But...

    Certainly not nearly advanced as your idea. But my automation includes smart plugs and an echo dot. I control my 2 pumps from my phone while nice and cozy in the sugar shack. Can also control the...
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    Fuel Cost per Litre of Syrup challenge

    The one thing I love about MT is all the amazing ideas that people share. I especially love the home built section. So I propose a challenge to help spur on some creative ideas.

    The Challenge:...
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    Good flow so far today. 600L in the tanks of...

    Good flow so far today. 600L in the tanks of nice sweet sap. Yesterdays average was a whopping 4.2%. So far this morning it is 3.6%. Will check later on in the day to see what the sugar content of...
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    200 Taps in and 130 to go. Looks like it is...

    200 Taps in and 130 to go. Looks like it is going to be near perfect weather this week in the North Bay Area. I am expecting Light flow Tuesday then a more significant flow to start and continue...
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    Quote ------------- Thanks for the response...

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    Thanks for the response Paul,
    I was afraid I would get this response.... feeling inadequate!
    Yes I can expand, looks like our acreage is OK for this evaporator but my tapping...
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    Just a heads up for anyone looking for the glass...

    Just a heads up for anyone looking for the glass 500ml Kent bottles. They are impossible to find this year. CDL just doesn't have any. The Gateway Home Hardware in North Bay still has 10 cases...
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    That is an absolutely beautiful build. Well done...

    That is an absolutely beautiful build. Well done sir. I like that you have named it. We call ours Sapzilla because we have converted it to run off pure used veggie oil and it roars.
    Where about...
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    Above freezing here in North Bay for today and...

    Above freezing here in North Bay for today and tomorrow but I don't expect any sap to flow for at least a week or so. Over 4 ft of snow in the bush. Trees will take a while to thaw.
    Agreed. ...
  12. Thread: Storing syrup

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    I store mine in either new glass 1L bottles that...

    I store mine in either new glass 1L bottles that are intended for sale or I get massive amounts of used Crown Royal bottles from my local recycling depot. Its at the legion and they put the 375ml...
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    Well, looks like I get the first post of the 2021...

    Well, looks like I get the first post of the 2021 season. Kinda sad that we are soooooo far away from any sap flowing according to the forecast. Ive been planning my season and thinking about...
  14. Here is an update on the conversion of my 2x8...

    Here is an update on the conversion of my 2x8 D&G. Been asked to provide some more details on the build. The original video that I posted shows the prototype version using a 2 gallon SS fire...
  15. Oh God, I must be missing the maple season...

    Oh God, I must be missing the maple season already. Its a miserable day and No sap to boil so I have learned how to use youtube and posted my first video. This was made in spring 2018 and I was...
  16. Quote" You made a very big mistake by publicly...

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    You made a very big mistake by publicly declaring the following:

    "I got so confident with the system that I can walk away for an hour at time and putter in my garage while the automatic...
  17. Convert wood fired evaporator to burn Used Veggie Oil

    I've done it. Converted to burn pure, FREE, used vegetable oil. My heat is free. Easy to handle and burns clean. Read on if you are interested on the journey or want any ideas....I'm happy to...
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    ive made it before a few years and want to do a...

    ive made it before a few years and want to do a big run this year. I've only ever done small batches over propane before and learned that it boils off well until the sugar gets up then it darkens...
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    Today is the day that it starts up North. -6...

    Today is the day that it starts up North. -6 last night. +7 forecast today with beautiful sun and no wind. I can only expect a very good run today.
    Have fun everyone. My kids are miserable with...
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    No Worries. Hope you get a good run down south. ...

    No Worries. Hope you get a good run down south. I have a buddy who taps about 80 trees along the Mattawa river. Basically right on the flood plane. His trees always produce earlier than mine. ...
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    Update from the North Bay/Mattawa area. Had a...

    Update from the North Bay/Mattawa area. Had a small run yesterday. First significant run this year. I wasn't expecting much if any. Friday night got down to -2 and Saturday was a high forecast of...
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    All tapped. in Corbeil. Just outside North bay...

    All tapped. in Corbeil. Just outside North bay City limits. Only a couple of drops so far.
    240 on lines and 40 buckets. -9 this morning out my window. not expecting any flow today but tomorrow...
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    Sticky: The gateway experiment that becomes full addiction with the first tap!

    Hello everyone and Thank you all for the amazing information on this site. I finally had time to sit down and make myself a profile on MT after years of lurking and getting ideas. My biggest...
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    Sticky: Hello everyone and Thank you all for the amazing...

    Hello everyone and Thank you all for the amazing information on this site. I finally had time to sit down and make myself a profile on MT after years of lurking and getting ideas. My biggest...
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