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    It depends upon your process and the texture of...

    It depends upon your process and the texture of the sugar you want. For fine granulated 1/8" is probably a bit too big and 1/16" is probably good.

    I use a fine sieve about 1/16" mesh and that...
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    My opinion is that the nutrition labeling need...

    My opinion is that the nutrition labeling need not change at all for barrel aged syrup, but I don't know for certain and I don't think anyone has done the testing as far as I am aware. I have looked...
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    It is possible to fill it out online. I got a...

    It is possible to fill it out online. I got a call as well and the person I spoke with was courteous and was glad to hear that I planned to fill it out online.
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    Same here. I work in St. Albans so I have been...

    Same here. I work in St. Albans so I have been going direct to the CDL store there for years. When I was shopping for a new evap. and other equipment they gave me a discount given the total amount...
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    No problem with the syrup stored in them assuming...

    No problem with the syrup stored in them assuming they are cleaned and packed correctly. They, like many buyers, are just sick of dealing with thousands of these containers.
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    What quantity and grade?

    What quantity and grade?
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    Once again, just throwing out ideas here... Re...

    Once again, just throwing out ideas here... Re reading my last post I can see where there may be some confusion so let me start over.

    It would be perfectly adequate to run 3 wire 2-2-2 aluminum...
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    Where are you getting your prices for wire? Here...

    Where are you getting your prices for wire? Here is direct burial aluminum 1/0 for $1.25/ft https://www.nassaunationalcable.com/products/1-0-triplex

    2-2-2 would probably even be adequate for a...
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    He could bury the pipeline below frost line from...

    He could bury the pipeline below frost line from the woods to the sugarhouse if possible... Or if set up aerial he could use black pipe and slope it well right to the sugarhouse. Don't use any...
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    That's my question... Can it be assumed that the...

    That's my question... Can it be assumed that the OP can achieve a consistent downward slope all the way from the woods to the releaser at the sugarhouse. I don't know ... The cross section attached...
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    The concept of having a releaser below grade in a...

    The concept of having a releaser below grade in a well casing at the sugarhouse could work if a downward sustained slope can be achieved from the woods to the releaser. The cross section shown with...
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    If you have perfect sustained slope to the...

    If you have perfect sustained slope to the releaser in the sugarhouse you may be able to make this work well but if your map and cross section are accurate that may not be the case. You should start...
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    Thanks PC Farms for the detailed explanations. ...

    Thanks PC Farms for the detailed explanations. That's impressive that you can get to that high a brix on your evap. without burning the syrup. I assume you're using oil and the low fire setting? ...
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    I'm curious to hear more specifics of how you are...

    I'm curious to hear more specifics of how you are processing. I'm considering getting into birch and am trying to wrap my head around how I may process with my equipment.

    -What brix are you...
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    2021 Bulk Pricing

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    As Ken said that is a lot of weight to have in a...

    As Ken said that is a lot of weight to have in a loft so proper design is key. I have a 250 gal. head tank supported by 4x8 rough hemlock but the span is only 7 ft. as I incorporated the framing of...
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    I make over 1k pounds of sugar annually and I...

    I make over 1k pounds of sugar annually and I find that there are no hard fast rules. I typically use a blend of amber and dark syrup to get more flavor and personally like to cook to 265F. I have...
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    The FSA/USDA may be able to provide some...

    The FSA/USDA may be able to provide some assistance for producers that participate in any of their programs. Time will tell if they will determine if this season's weather will be a factor. When I...
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    The way I read sg’s post is they are talking about buying a barrel of syrup so the price mentioned is what bascoms is SELLING syrup for.

    Probably worth clarifying that before people think...
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    Threw in the towel here today. Dumped over 1k...

    Threw in the towel here today. Dumped over 1k gal worth of sap from the last couple days this am because it was once again ropey. Let the first 100 gal. of what came in today run onto the ground in...
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    I have been boiling on mine for 8 years and have...

    I have been boiling on mine for 8 years and have been very happy with it. I generally use a mix of well seasoned and somewhat green hardwood and get over 100 gal of syrup to a cord of wood...
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    That must have been stressful... What is up...

    That must have been stressful...

    What is up with this weather...? A tornado nearby on Friday, a windstorm today and another in the forecast for tomorrow... cleaned a bunch of limbs off lines...
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    There will likely be a whole lot of off flavored...

    There will likely be a whole lot of off flavored syrup made this year... just like in 2012.
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    Very little niter here which is very unusual. So...

    Very little niter here which is very unusual. So far, every time I have cleaned the syrup pans there has been zero build up on the pans and a quick spray with the hose has brought them back to...
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    Still hanging in there for now. Boiled this...

    Still hanging in there for now. Boiled this morning about 1500 gal of sap that came in from Wednesday afternoon thru 9 this am. So, have been getting over 1 gpt despite no freeze since Monday...
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