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    I did get to gather sap on Saturday. There was...

    I did get to gather sap on Saturday. There was about a half gallon run, so just a short boil on Sunday to get caught up. They were dripping yesterday when I checked the buckets but with the wind...
  2. Thread: yellow sap

    by RC Maple
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    That's pretty normal to see from season to...

    That's pretty normal to see from season to season. When it occurs, always at the end of run, a tap or two will have yellow sap. Once they get going again the sap clears up. I've never seen purple...
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    If it runs here today, it should freeze again...

    If it runs here today, it should freeze again Sunday night and again later in the week. There may be just enough freezing nights scattered around to keep the season going. I tapped February 21. We...
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    Right now, my phone says it is 26 degrees here. ...

    Right now, my phone says it is 26 degrees here. That is as cold as it will likely get in any of the forecasts I have seen. We'll see if that's enough to get them going again after the last few...
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    I keep a record daily of how much sap I gather...

    I keep a record daily of how much sap I gather and the sugar content according to my sap hydrometer. At the end of the season I know how much syrup I actually made and I figure the average sugar...
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    Yep. The first day we get back above freezing...

    Yep. The first day we get back above freezing here according to Accuweather is the 24th and then we do see a few 40's. The weather stays about like that through the second week of March. After the...
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    I agree. I always have a few boils where my pan...

    I agree. I always have a few boils where my pan does this as well. It's usually on days when I can't get a really good boil going. The sweet I dump back into the pan is filtered before every boil...
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    Sticky: "I believe I have most of my supplies ready. From...

    "I believe I have most of my supplies ready. From my count & estimation I have about 200 trees I can tap on one main farm, about 50/50 sugars and reds all on sloping hillsides between 17 - 27% slope....
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    I had to replace my lawn shed this fall. All of...

    I had to replace my lawn shed this fall. All of it's contents were scattered anywhere I could find cover for them. Many of the smaller items I ended up putting in the sugar house. I had been...
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    I have always wanted to go to this but have never...

    I have always wanted to go to this but have never taken a day to do it. Do you have to register to watch the recorded sessions? Or by registering are you saying you will be live with the webinar?
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    I used to work mowing grass in a large cemetery...

    I used to work mowing grass in a large cemetery in the summers. Many, many large sugar maples with a great network of roads weaving all through it...you could drive right up to the tree and gather...
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    I just received an email this week from the FDA...

    I just received an email this week from the FDA about biennial registration renewal and remembered this thread. I cancelled my registration this morning.
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    The results I received back from the lab said...

    The results I received back from the lab said what that tree had was not verticillium. The lab did not say it had anything. I still think that is what it was though. While I have had a tree that...
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    Ive had the same thing...kind of. Some days I'll...

    Ive had the same thing...kind of. Some days I'll notice the popping noise and i can see syrup jump just a bit. Ive never had it make a mess or cause a problem though. Sometimes it does it but...
  15. Thread: Central Ohio

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    Glad your season was a productive one. Too bad...

    Glad your season was a productive one. Too bad about the not very smoothly part. It seems most of the early season, I wasn't feeling great either. Being out in the sugarhouse is usually what I...
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    Send me a message or give me a call. Yes, we do...

    Send me a message or give me a call. Yes, we do have a new record for sap gallons and syrup produced in a year. Right now, I'm seeing 29 and 27 for a lows Saturday and Sunday night...we'll see what...
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    Northwest Ohio

    I'm checking to see who all is still going in NW Ohio? I moved my taps from the woods I tapped at the end of January to where they are now on 2/29. Looking at the forecast, there are a couple 30...
  18. I also gather with 5 gallon buckets. Each is...

    I also gather with 5 gallon buckets. Each is marked with half gallon increments. When I'm done gathering I fill all I can to the 5 gallon line and put a lid on them for transport. Determining the...
  19. I would agree with this. Starting with my second...

    I would agree with this. Starting with my second boil, I noticed niter on the bottom of the syrup section. It is still just in the syrup section and it will come off without leaving vinegar sit in...
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    I just start boiling with the sweet I have from...

    I just start boiling with the sweet I have from the last boil. While that is getting going I start the RO and as I get concentrate, I begin putting it in the preheater so I can begin to replace what...
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    I agree. They look like 4 gal buckets? If all...

    I agree. They look like 4 gal buckets? If all the buckets look like those, that was a good deal.
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    I have a separate sheet made for each season. It...

    I have a separate sheet made for each season. It is made on a spreadsheet but I print it off and record on it each day. I record on it the high and low temps each day from when I tap to when I pull...
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    It makes for some extra work but l always start...

    It makes for some extra work but l always start with a clean pan and filtered sweet. My pan is a 2x3 divided pan and it doesn't take too long to go out the following morning and drain and filter the...
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    Most all of the cleanup is done now and things...

    Most all of the cleanup is done now and things are put away. There's still a few things to do in the sugarhouse but here are the final numbers for 2019:

    Gallons of sap per tap 13.4
    Sugar...
  25. Thread: Fire grates?

    by RC Maple
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    I need to find a solution for my grates as well. ...

    I need to find a solution for my grates as well. I will have to replace what I have before next season. My grates are angle iron with a one inch spacing. They are supported by fire brick placed on...
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