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    That cooling effect on the sides shouldn't be an...

    That cooling effect on the sides shouldn't be an issue placing evaporator perpendicular to the roof line as the firebox door would face the double doors, they are the only entrance to the building
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    Yes the double doors are the only entrance to the...

    Yes the double doors are the only entrance to the shed. If I place perpendicular to the roof line the fire box door is directly in front of the double doors. Easy to bring in wood and load it.
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    Evaporator placement

    I'm in the process of moving my whole operation to my own property from my families farm. In the process of this I'm converting an old 12x16 shed into a sugarhouse. I have my cupola built and...
  4. Thread: H2O Rookie

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    Just curious about that h2o evaporator you have....

    Just curious about that h2o evaporator you have. How many taps are you running with it and what's the gph? Was looking at that one the rookie or the traditional 18x66.
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    If you could do that i would really appreciate...

    If you could do that i would really appreciate it, but if you don't have time i understand i could call them myself. Thanks jim
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    Maple guys filter press

    Does anyone know if the maple guys still sell their filter presses? I tried looking on their web page but couldn't find any information also sent them an email but no response yet. Thanks for any...
  7. I was wondering when this book was going to be...

    I was wondering when this book was going to be published. I believe i might be in it as mr leff came to visit our small sugarhouse. Going to have to order up a copy.
  8. Thread: tapped in salem

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    tapped in salem

    well got all of my 100 buckets in yesterday except the few yard trees and started on the vac lines. sadly that last snowstorm we had with the heavy wet stuff took off some tops and bigger branches in...
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    im with dave b im going to wait it out and tap...

    im with dave b im going to wait it out and tap around the 2nd week of feb weather permitting, long range looks like another cold spell will come. i was very tempted to start this past week but...
  10. while i thought this season was becoming a bust...

    while i thought this season was becoming a bust late last week we finally got a big run and were swimming in sap by the weekend. spent the better part of friday night trying to get ahead on boiling....
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    i'm with you on the warm up and snow melt but i...

    i'm with you on the warm up and snow melt but i am already seeing buds on a bunch of my trees that are yard and hedgerow trees woods trees not so much. that has me worried as usually when the buds...
  12. starting off slow and low sugar content anyone else having the same results?

    we tapped last monday and have had little sap flow even with our vac system granted we tap mostly reds but even the few sugars i tap that are yard trees nice big crowns have barely filled the...
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    eatern side of the state

    we are all tapped over in salem and have about 250 taps out. 155 on vac tapped late last week and i finished up tapping about 100 on buckets yesterday. sap was dripping on a few trees late monday...
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    looking out on the extended weather we might get...

    looking out on the extended weather we might get some good days next week. my partner was going to start tapping this afternoon and finish over the weekend the 155 or so on vaccuum.
    i'm planning on...
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    nice to see you guys still going. i am still...

    nice to see you guys still going. i am still going as well never thought i would be making syrup into april down in southeastern ct and also tapping 100% reds. the buds are really swelled up on most...
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    whats a fair price for sap these days?

    i lost some taps this season due to a piece of land being sold and until i can get the amount i lost back i am going to have to buy some sap this season. i was wondering what a fair price for sap...
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    is that tree a norway maple or silver maple? both...

    is that tree a norway maple or silver maple? both of those i have tapped b4 and seem to give a yellowish tint the silver more so than the norway.
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    was thinking of tapping but looking at the long...

    was thinking of tapping but looking at the long range i think i'm going to hold out for another week or so. like bats said still lots of frost in the ground where i am just the top 1/2in or so thawed...
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    maple flats i noticed you're from oneida, that's...

    maple flats i noticed you're from oneida, that's pretty funny my mom grew up in that area and they owned the old tuscarora inn on tuscarora lake. are those your taps along route 5 near chittenango?
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    the sap from the reds will almost always yield a...

    the sap from the reds will almost always yield a darker syrup because of the sugar content but we have never had really any difference in taste although as the season gets to the end its def a more...
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    our sugarhouse is in salem

    our sugarhouse is in salem
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    looking to buy some sap this season

    posting this in the classifieds also. my partner isn't going to tap this yr because of a job change and not having anytime to sugar. this was a bit of a last minute decision for him and i don't have...
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    finished off the last of our syrup the past few...

    finished off the last of our syrup the past few days and pulled my buckets and washed them all this afternoon. the wood frogs were out in the pond and vernal pool in the woods as i was pulling...
  24. you can find old dairy pumps fairly cheap if you...

    you can find old dairy pumps fairly cheap if you look around, they're not all that hard to convert to maple use. we have an old delaval and bender releaser on about 155 taps without that we wouldn't...
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    saw that someone in my town has also tapped on a...

    saw that someone in my town has also tapped on a small gravity run and yesterday afternoon there was about a 1/2 full container of sap. seems a bit early yet, i was thinking of tapping early this yr...
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