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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...
  4. 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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    I like that they are clear and may try a few, but...

    I like that they are clear and may try a few, but I have always used the 90 degree spile and will probably continue to do so for the most part.
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    To high and there is a good chance of creating...

    To high and there is a good chance of creating nitre in the containers when you bottle. To lo and there is a chance of the containers not sealing and the syrup spoiling.
    I try to keep it at 185 when...
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    BelleHollow, How old is the young man you have...

    BelleHollow, How old is the young man you have helping you in the third and fourth pictures, He certainly takes his job seriously. I was very impressed by the photos.
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    Boiling the bark and adding sugar is how I have...

    Boiling the bark and adding sugar is how I have always done it. Nice flavor.
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    That's a bummer. When we lived on the farm...

    That's a bummer. When we lived on the farm Consumers Power came out and said we are taking these trees down do you want the wood. I didn't have any say in the matter because it is there right of way...
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    i used to use 7/16 spiles on buckets and now use...

    i used to use 7/16 spiles on buckets and now use 5/16 spiles. I haven't noticed any difference.
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    I don't know Dave but can you imagine all the new...

    I don't know Dave but can you imagine all the new people boiling inside their homes and all that steam and what must have happened.
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    If you are still making good syrup keep going.

    If you are still making good syrup keep going.
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    SRM ask them about using Northstar Leasing...

    SRM ask them about using Northstar Leasing Company for your purchase of the pan sets. You can make a monthly lease payment at a lower cost and have what you want which will keep your wife happy. Ask...
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    Happy Birthday Ron May all your wishes come true....

    Happy Birthday Ron May all your wishes come true. Hope you got a great big chocolate cake.
  18. I know some use a aspirator bottle and from what...

    I know some use a aspirator bottle and from what I've seen it appears to do okay.
  19. Welcome and hope you have/had a good year. Best...

    Welcome and hope you have/had a good year. Best of all have lots of fun doing it. Bet you become addicted like the rest of us!!!
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    SRM just read your second post.. If you are...

    SRM just read your second post.. If you are thinking about expanding beyond the 100 taps, you;ll probably want to think about getting the raised flue pan and front syrup pan set for the arch. Make...
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    Check with your local amish builders. 12 x 16 and...

    Check with your local amish builders. 12 x 16 and you'll be all set.
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    Bar keepers friend does work wonders with a...

    Bar keepers friend does work wonders with a regular dish rag, don't use a scrubby or you will scratch the pan, not deeply just on the surface.
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    Those are nice looking labels and the syrup looks...

    Those are nice looking labels and the syrup looks mighty tasty
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    I also noticed you placed them directly against...

    I also noticed you placed them directly against the sides of the arch. I am just asking, but why didn't you use any ceramic blanket and then place the firebrick into the arch. And as BAP said get...
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    OUCH 4 out of 5 that is an expensive loss. What...

    OUCH 4 out of 5 that is an expensive loss. What kind of bees are you getting?
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