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    Yes I have noticed it on my trees. Canopies are...

    Yes I have noticed it on my trees. Canopies are thin and sparse. No Gypsy Moths to be found. When GM's are bad you can hear the poop snap when it hits the forest floor. No snaps what so ever.
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    Ken What gripes me the most about the issue...

    Ken

    What gripes me the most about the issue you pointed out in Sandgate is the foundation behind the operation. Not what they report or don't report when and where. Of course I as 12 gallon per...
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    Ken It would also be nice to see that these...

    Ken

    It would also be nice to see that these extraordinarily large operations are funded appropriately and that they do not slander the product of hard working smaller operations like yours.
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    Yes they are, it is owned by a hedge funder from...

    Yes they are, it is owned by a hedge funder from NYC who received a lot of financial assistance from Chuck Schumer ( the politician that wants to help all the poor people ) to set up the operation on...
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    Do you have your sugars on vacuum. If you don't...

    Do you have your sugars on vacuum. If you don't and you got 20 gallons of sap out of each tap ( 900 / 45 = 20 ) you should forget about your reds and find more sugars in your area.


    Or take your...
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    Let me know what you find on the line.

    Let me know what you find on the line.
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    Try marking a line when the cool syrup goes in...

    Try marking a line when the cool syrup goes in the bottle ... put the cap on loosely ... heat to 190 in oven ... let cool ... see if you loose anything on the line. significant moisture loss should...
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    When I bought my LEIGH dovetail jig from Canada I...

    When I bought my LEIGH dovetail jig from Canada I did not have to pay any taxes. In fact at the time of the purchase I noticed it would have cost me more to buy it in Canada even with the...
  9. Thread: 400 gpm RO

    by Sugar Bear
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    Mattatuckmadness also uses series and discourages...

    Mattatuckmadness also uses series and discourages the use of parallel. I think he uses 5 or 6 150GPD in series.

    Another benefit to series is that you can more effectively rotate membranes...
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    Is there any difference in the quality of syrup...

    Is there any difference in the quality of syrup made from different birch species? I have noticed that Black Birch and Yellow Birch have a very sweet smell when you break a twig VS a White Birch as...
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    That sounds like a very interesting project. ...

    That sounds like a very interesting project. Please post the results of that when done.

    I have no more sugars to tap so I will be tapping some Red Maples next year. I plan to set up some kind of...
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    This sounds cool but the "KEY" information is...

    This sounds cool but the "KEY" information is left out. How does it taste? I have heard people say that they feel Birch syrup is unfit for human consumption.
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    I waited until Feb 24 to tap and was done by...

    I waited until Feb 24 to tap and was done by March 24. I made 84% of my expected yield on 50 taps. 10.5 gallons out of an expected 12.5. And it is really higher then 84% because about 8 if my...
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    I used to make syrup 45 years ago with the 7/16...

    I used to make syrup 45 years ago with the 7/16 or even bigger metal taps.

    6 years ago I started making syrup again using the 5/16 taps on tubing runs to barrels and drops to buckets.

    In my...
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    Yes, but the point I am making here is that the...

    Yes, but the point I am making here is that the best and safest thing to store your RO components in over the off season is good old fashion air. Unless necessity dictates something else as it does...
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    Yes I would doubt it to. But my point is why...

    Yes I would doubt it to.

    But my point is why let your RO canisters sit in it all season with the membranes and the metabisulfite solution. When you can just let the membranes sit in a...
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    In my woods I have a mix of reds and sugars at...

    In my woods I have a mix of reds and sugars at both locations I tap trees at. This year I tapped both the reds and sugars and if I could only tap one it would be the sugars. They run better and...
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    I will also store my membranes in preservative,...

    I will also store my membranes in preservative, Metabisulfite Sodium specifically.

    However it does not take a lot of it to kill a person. Consuming about half an ounce will kill a person, 99...
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    This seems like a good idea. But one of the...

    This seems like a good idea. But one of the concerns I have is how PVC stands up to metabisulfite sodium over time.

    I have been told by people that know something about it that it probably...
  20. Thread: acid wash

    by Sugar Bear
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    Has anybody ever determined if a 100 degree...

    Has anybody ever determined if a 100 degree permeate rinse is more effective then say a 50 degree permeate rinse.

    What I am asking is, if one is short on permeate for cleaning and rinsing would...
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    Were your membranes shipped/delivered at a cold...

    Were your membranes shipped/delivered at a cold time of the year when they could have frozen during the shipping process? I imagine that could be more of a problem in Vermont. I ordered mine back...
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    Great Season Taps in Feb 24 ... Taps out March...

    Great Season

    Taps in Feb 24 ... Taps out March 23.

    My favorite season so far. Mostly due to the home built RO. The stuff is mind blowing. Thanks to all the MapleTraders for the help on that...
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    Had a decent run of sap back half of yesterday...

    Had a decent run of sap back half of yesterday followed up by a night run. Still running today in the rain a bit. All sap is still fairly clear.
    Another boil tomorrow.
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    Being that I tapped on Feb 24 I am not yet 3...

    Being that I tapped on Feb 24 I am not yet 3 weeks old on my taps. So if I get one more good run which I suspect I will, it will put within 80% of my expected take of sap for the season. Although I...
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    If your taps are not too old you should get at...

    If your taps are not too old you should get at least another 600 gallons this coming week if the weather holds to what is predicted.

    Might even leave you approaching last years numbers.

    While...
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