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  1. Ask them to use a USPS Priority Medium Flat Rate...

    Ask them to use a USPS Priority Medium Flat Rate Box..at 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 6″ you could certainly get 100 taps in that box..
    Flat Rate cost is $15.50 max regardless of weight, that's only .155 ea...
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    Results are in...drum roll......rim shot! Kevin...

    Results are in...drum roll......rim shot!
    Kevin aka "Kh7722" is Grand Champion of the 2021 Geauga Co. Maple Syrup Contest...way to go Kevin!
    Not bad for a boy from Montville "Hts" And all taps on...
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    Food and beverage tubing supplier

    Received an email from US Plastics this afternoon..interesting line of food and beverage tubing.
    Have no idea if these are good prices but the information and selection seems pretty extensive and...
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    DE is mixed into the syrup, which is then run...

    DE is mixed into the syrup, which is then run through the press but discharged Back into the mixing tank until the syrup is crystal clear.
    I'm not sure if any DE gets through the paper or not until...
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    For sure...Happy Easter to all. Next stop is...

    For sure...Happy Easter to all.

    Next stop is boating and Summer!
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    22334 I think you may have over-paid for that...

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    I think you may have over-paid for that DE and it looks way too course to work in a filter press.

    I purchase mine for about $1.10 per lb. Looks like the Amazon “stuff” is $91 for 5 lbs....
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    I have a Leader Patriot raised flue pan with a...

    I have a Leader Patriot raised flue pan with a butterfly valve at the syrup pan float box. The floats work great when boiling, but due to the head pressure in the head tank and flue pan they can...
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    I have an AirTech L25 pump. As I don't have 240...

    I have an AirTech L25 pump. As I don't have 240 V in the sugar house; it lives in my boat shop about 40' away.

    It runs quiet enough that we can sit on the Chesterfield (couch) by the Bullerjan...
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    + 1.......

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    As Dr. Tim points out; this is a proprietary...

    As Dr. Tim points out; this is a proprietary product and may well be protected by a patent (or two)
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    Russ, Always enjoyed reading your posts...

    Russ,

    Always enjoyed reading your posts you'll be missed for sure.
    Thanks for all of your shared info on the Bubble Master and colorful commentary over the years.
    Curious, what do they call a...
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    This is what I use ...

    This is what I use https://www.smokylakemaple.com/product/gold-series-syrup-hydrometer/
  13. Not to be negative, but these are instruments...

    Not to be negative, but these are instruments that are currently in the marketplace.
    H2O Innovations Even Flow Draw off utilizes just such technology...adjusting draw-off temps based on barometric...
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    Look out...Fred’s stirring the pot...grin

    Look out...Fred’s stirring the pot...grin
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    I didn't pickup on the difference in sugar...

    I didn't pickup on the difference in sugar content, but thought he was referring to gallons of sap per tap...thanks as always.
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    The study indicates vacuum... what am I missing...

    The study indicates vacuum... what am I missing here?
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    A few things to consider.. Try using 1 cup per...

    A few things to consider..
    Try using 1 cup per gallon and re-circulating for a longer period of time to let the cake build up. It may take 5 minutes or more before you have crystal clear syrup. ...
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    Finished up last night by boiling off what came...

    Finished up last night by boiling off what came in yesterday and Sunday.
    Ended up with about 1/2 of lasts year's total, but only had 2 weeks to do it in.
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    For the sake of 3 or 4 bottles, I don’t think you’ve got anything to lose by boiling it down.
    You’ll know pretty quickly if it’s bad, but it’s not been all that warm - over here anyway- to warrant...
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    Pretty quiet here today. Small amount still...

    Pretty quiet here today. Small amount still coming, in did get about 150 gal over night. 1.3 % RO’d to 4.5% and pumped it up to head tank. Whatever comes in tonight and tomorrow will be used to...
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    About 200 gallons came in today. Got that down to...

    About 200 gallons came in today. Got that down to 45 gallons at 5%. Still crystal clear and holding at 1.5%.
    Boiled it off with what came in yesterday and am bottling now. Should be another 5...
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    Running up here right now. Some issues with north...

    Running up here right now. Some issues with north woods area but all is now good. Bud’s are still tight over here
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    Fired up the vacuum this morning and it’s coming...

    Fired up the vacuum this morning and it’s coming in nicely. Still looks good up here in the Federation of Kirtland Hills :cool:
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    I’m with you Kevin. Don’t see trees leafing out...

    I’m with you Kevin.
    Don’t see trees leafing out for a while yet. Not enough warm weather.
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    Just bottled up 5 gallons from Tuesday boil. ...

    Just bottled up 5 gallons from Tuesday boil. Amazing taste Amber Rich. Still have another 4-5 from Wednesday and what’s coming in right now to boil off tomorrow. This is fun 22224
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