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    Sugar Bear, did you your area get hit with a...

    Sugar Bear, did you your area get hit with a really late frost??
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    Depending on how much steel you purchased. You...

    Depending on how much steel you purchased. You may be able to use it in the future towards the building of an arch and then get yourself really setup with a good stainless steel pan. Of course by...
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    I would go with some sand maybe. You will get...

    I would go with some sand maybe. You will get some that crack because of the heat. Have you given any thoughts about any kind of shelter while you boil? You don't want to be out in the rain/snow and...
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    good photo

    good photo
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    Welcome to the trader. You say you are tapping 16...

    Welcome to the trader. You say you are tapping 16 trees. how many taps? Make sure your chimney is as high as possible and try to create a slope behind your fire box area. Kind of like a regular...
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    Mine is a 2 x 4 that is facing the double doors...

    Mine is a 2 x 4 that is facing the double doors and I have found in order to get sufficient draw with the blower on in my 12 x 16 sugar house I have to leave at least one door open along with the...
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    Congratulations and welcome. You my friend have...

    Congratulations and welcome. You my friend have caught the maple syrup bug. The only possible cure is to keep doing it and growing with each season. Most importantly is to have FUN doing it.
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    Just makes you want to ring their little necks.

    Just makes you want to ring their little necks.
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    SRM, If they are shipping each case individually,...

    SRM, If they are shipping each case individually, through either UPS or Fedex, and they have one of the shipping systems in house they can tell you to the penny the cost it will be before hand. Each...
  10. those things will run forever as long as you keep...

    those things will run forever as long as you keep the maintenance up on them.
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    It will eventually close up sometimes it just...

    It will eventually close up sometimes it just takes longer. It depends on the tree some of mine close quickly and some you can still see last years hole. I have one tree in the yard that will close...
  12. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    Matt, Have you fried any of them up yet. Don't do...

    Matt, Have you fried any of them up yet. Don't do it if you have a seafood allergy. I saw on the news they were making and serving them as bug tacos and couldn't keep up with the demand.
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    You certainly wouldn't have sugar maples ready to...

    You certainly wouldn't have sugar maples ready to tap in 15 years maybe, silvers. I believe it would be closer to motowbrowne said. If memory serves me correctly there was an article in the Maple...
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    Are they all that size? Did this property...

    Are they all that size? Did this property recently get logged? I would say if it was logged off and these are your only trees it will take several years for them to reach tapping size. You didn't...
  15. Be patient they will lay eggs. They go through...

    Be patient they will lay eggs. They go through two periods each year where you will not get any eggs and then again in winter they will slow down.
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    Sticky: Way to go Bart. When the bug bites it seems that...

    Way to go Bart. When the bug bites it seems that you can't stop itching. Glad to have you onboard. Good luck in your future endeavors.
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    I think you are going to want more than a flat...

    I think you are going to want more than a flat pan for 100 taps. Something along the lines of a raised flue rear and front syrup pan in 2 x 4 or even 2 x 6 may be more what you are looking at. Have...
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    I do warm my mason jars in the oven, not at that...

    I do warm my mason jars in the oven, not at that high of a temp. Are you talking about using regular glass syrup containers? I suppose you could do a test of a couple and see if it works, that seems...
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    Way to go Ron, Keep those village people working...

    Way to go Ron, Keep those village people working for their pay.
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    I would say visit some of the maple suppliers in...

    I would say visit some of the maple suppliers in your area and talk with them. You could also visit some of the local producers the will be more than willing to talk maple and give you ideas. It's...
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    I cannot help with the arch board. My question...

    I cannot help with the arch board. My question after having used it myself and now using ceramic blanket, is why would you prefer to use arch board over ceramic blanket. It's harder to work with and...
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    My absolute favorite way is by the spoon full...

    My absolute favorite way is by the spoon full right out of the jar. I don't need anything to go with it.
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    I use the SS taps from Smoky Lake for my bags and...

    I use the SS taps from Smoky Lake for my bags and have for the last three years. Once season is over, just boil and let them air dry. Then I place them in a zip lock bag for next year. I really like...
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    How were they when you removed them?

    How were they when you removed them?
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    Such a bummer. One of those trees you wish...

    Such a bummer. One of those trees you wish could've told its story. I will bet it would have been an interesting one.
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