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    I have a few trees here that have it. I took...

    I have a few trees here that have it. I took pictures of a leaf and sent it to a NH State Forester and he confirmed that it is maple leaf anthracnose. He linked the sam Umass article as a good...
  2. Thread: MMPA Raffles

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    Are these available to out of staters? What is...

    Are these available to out of staters? What is the pick up location for the pump?
  3. Before you bend any on your design, I would make...

    Before you bend any on your design, I would make them show you written building codes for that town. Some of these officials like to enforce things that aren’t actually part of their building codes....
  4. Not sure what town he lives in, but most towns in...

    Not sure what town he lives in, but most towns in NH don’t care because a sugar house is like a barn. Tell your son to tell the building inspector that he is putting up a barn and to fight the...
  5. That’s not true Dave. They can work if you are...

    That’s not true Dave. They can work if you are able to pull good vacuum and don’t overload your system. But, they don’t work as good as having a true vacuum pump with higher CFMs to keep the flow...
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    Nate, check your inbox

    Nate, check your inbox
  7. Thread: The RO Bucket!!

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    For everyone that has the RO Bucket, are you...

    For everyone that has the RO Bucket, are you still pleased with your purchase? Those that have had it more than 1 season, is it still performing well? Does anyone have the the RO25?
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    What are you talking about?

    What are you talking about?
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    I take mine all apart and scrub it good in the...

    I take mine all apart and scrub it good in the kitchen sink with hot water. Take the screws out, pop it apart, separate the 3 different sections, and use a brush to scrub it. Make sure you separate...
  10. Thread: Disaster Relief

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    Most true government Hand Out Relief comes after...

    Most true government Hand Out Relief comes after an area has been declared an official Disaster Area. Which for maple is a hard thing to do because it is a relatively small commodity compared to...
  11. Thread: Bulk prices

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    Well that’s also mid season prices plus it’s...

    Well that’s also mid season prices plus it’s higher than last year. I definitely wouldn’t rush to sell any at the point until the season ends and the price is set
  12. Thread: Bulk prices

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    Yesterday I called Bascoms for pricing to sell...

    Yesterday I called Bascoms for pricing to sell syrup to them.
    Golden $2.20
    Amber. $2.15
    Dark $2.05
    VD. $1.85
    These prices are most likely mid season interm prices and will probably...
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    Get your cement from a maple supply dealer. They...

    Get your cement from a maple supply dealer. They will have the correct cement with the correct temperature rating.
  14. Thread: Cdl 18x60 opinions

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    I started out with a 20”x66” CDL drop flue...

    I started out with a 20”x66” CDL drop flue evaporator with 1 float box and hated it. Mainly because if you had a fairly big draw of syrup, rear mounted float box did not respond fast enough to keep...
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    Every season in the woods and in the sugar house...

    Every season in the woods and in the sugar house is a great season. No matter how long or how short it is, it always seems like it is too short to end. I’m sure it is going to be hard to let go of...
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    Good to hear Nate. Calling it quits here. One...

    Good to hear Nate. Calling it quits here. One tank still running good but it is down to a very dark strong flavored syrup and I really don’t need too much of that. Plus, sugar content dropping.
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    My uncle, who boiled for many decades told me...

    My uncle, who boiled for many decades told me that the more nitre on the pans, the more syrup that you will make in the season. If there is no nitre, then it will be a poor year. Over the years I...
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    I use this one from Bascoms, marked in 0.2...

    I use this one from Bascoms, marked in 0.2 increments, state of Vermont certified and has a red line in the glass at the top for marking the paper. ...
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    Same here as Russ reported, temperatures are...

    Same here as Russ reported, temperatures are tending to be lower than predicted, so hopefully it doesn’t warm up as much as they are talking about later this week and sap keeps chugging along.
  20. Dave, was this a Facebook group that you were on?

    Dave, was this a Facebook group that you were on?
  21. Thread: Bulk prices

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    Everyone complains about the big bulk buyers, but...

    Everyone complains about the big bulk buyers, but they in turn, line right up at their doorsteps at the end of the season to sell their barrels of syrup to turn around and buy more equipment to...
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    Same here Russ. We did freeze overnight. But...

    Same here Russ. We did freeze overnight. But yesterday’s sap run was not too spectacular. For as nice of a day and how late it ran I was expecting more than I got.
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    Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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    Great to hear that you are up and running

    Great to hear that you are up and running
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    Steam Hood Efficiency Question

    Does anyone know if there is any study’s about steam hoods without a preheater in them, and wether it makes the flue pan boil harder and more efficient? If you put a pot of water on the stove and...
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