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    Maple field day 2021

    Hello Sugarmakers!

    Kevin here from Seldom Seen Farm in Northeast Ohio. I wanted to throw it out there as soon as possible so that people can make plans. We will be hosting our second annual maple...
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    Maple field day 2021

    Hello Sugarmakers!

    Kevin here from Seldom Seen Farm in Northeast Ohio. I wanted to throw it out there as soon as possible so that people can make plans. We will be hosting our second annual maple...
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    Maple field day 2021

    Hello Sugarmakers!

    Kevin here from Seldom Seen Farm in Northeast Ohio. I wanted to throw it out there as soon as possible so that people can make plans. We will be hosting our second annual maple...
  4. Thread: Bourbon flavor

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    Real bourbon takes real time. 4 years at least to...

    Real bourbon takes real time. 4 years at least to get the deep flavor in good bourbon. The same with syrup. Get good barrels and age it properly. Poor input gets a poor product. Time and pay...
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    You would definitely need a second tower. 20...

    You would definitely need a second tower. 20 percent is difficult to get even with a two post, you would probably be looking at a three post type numbers if you would like to have much output. Speak...
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    Thanks Dr Tim. I will have to look into the...

    Thanks Dr Tim. I will have to look into the dealers. Maybe i will try them and share the results
    Kevin
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    Lapierre lifters

    Hey All,
    Has anyone used the Lapierre sap canister lifters that rin on vacuum alone? I have a couple hundred taps in 2 areas i want to add and wondering how well they work. Need to go up 10’-12’. ...
  8. Thread: Syrup pump

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    John, I do alot of transferring from drum to...

    John,
    I do alot of transferring from drum to drum, and back again. (I get bored easily). 40 gallon drums are to heavy to lift for the gravity as mentioned. Im setting up a new system that will...
  9. Thread: Syrup pump

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    Syrup pump

    Hey all,
    Does anyone know of a syrup pump that can drain a drum of syrup quickly?
    I would prefer electric since i am set up that way already and dont want to listen to a compressor.
    And by...
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    Thanks John we appreciate it! Those darn red...

    Thanks John we appreciate it!
    Those darn red maples lol
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    Dr Tim, Cant wait to see the results on this...

    Dr Tim,
    Cant wait to see the results on this study. That was definitely the thought 25 years ago, but there is so much untapped potential in our area (im assuming all over the maple country). Ive...
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    We built ours in 2019 and is a timber frame. We...

    We built ours in 2019 and is a timber frame. We have a 300 gallon head tank and designed it to have two of them, one on each side of the loft. The joists are 8x8 three feet on center and clear span a...
  13. Thread: Disaster Relief

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    Yes there are great loans available for payment...

    Yes there are great loans available for payment that you can use for equipment, paying off other things and expanding your operation. It is a loan though through the feds. It is 3% for 30 years. You...
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    I am also on all reds and have a full bank 7” press. Early in season i can easily get 30-40 gallons through it. As season goes on it drops just like everyone else with sugars. For whatever reason...
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    We have a 3x10 and its not loud at all. You know...

    We have a 3x10 and its not loud at all. You know its running but can have a normal conversation over it
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    Let me rephrase, does anyone have experience in...

    Let me rephrase, does anyone have experience in rear pan washing systems? Wondering if they are worth the money and if it helps with quality of syrup produced?
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    Flush rear pan

    Hey all,

    Does anyone flush their rear pan, clean and put sweet back in between every boil?
    Keep looking into permeate and pan washing systems but was unsure of the results. Would like to get...
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    Had our last run today (could have maybe got...

    Had our last run today (could have maybe got another day or two) pushed off with water trying to drain evaporator from all sweet. Made 42 gallons tonight. Figured about 12-15 gallons sitting in pans...
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    Had almost a full tank again here today (2200)...

    Had almost a full tank again here today (2200) gallons.just over 2gallons per tap. Still coming in strong
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    We are on all red maples, buds are still pretty...

    We are on all red maples, buds are still pretty tight in the woods. Freeze last night brought in about 1500 gallons today alone. We make syrup all the way through flower buds which i figure id still...
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    Those auto draws sure are amazing, the best thing...

    Those auto draws sure are amazing, the best thing to do is just let them be and self adjust, biggest thing ive learned is not to adjust after first draw off. It will usually be heavy syrup. After the...
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    Sugar is 1.5-1.6 not great but thats what i get...

    Sugar is 1.5-1.6 not great but thats what i get usually.

    Got to 33 degrees last night here
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    Flowing like crazy here in Montville Hts. Had...

    Flowing like crazy here in Montville Hts. Had 2500 gallons at 4am, had to open up the overflow and store in my permeate tanks. Will be a double boil kinda day. All i know is that i need more tank...
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    Ohio cleaned up this weekend for the tour! The...

    Ohio cleaned up this weekend for the tour! The promotion game was strong by all involved. Lots of people from PA and all over the state of ohio came out to visit. We had about 200 maybe a little more...
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    Hey John, We probably wont boil until...

    Hey John,

    We probably wont boil until Tuesday. I woke up this morning (monday) and the woods monitor said it is 14 degrees. Although the air temp might go up fast, thinking trees wont start...
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