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  1. Thread: daddy

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    No, they were the caterpillars themselves. See...

    No, they were the caterpillars themselves. See the link below, second picture.

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/ipm/Invasive_species/Gypsy-Moth/virus-and-fungus-disease-cause
  2. Thread: daddy

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    From my understanding, this late into the growing...

    From my understanding, this late into the growing season it's pretty close to useless to try to control them. Beyond that, you really need to work at the stand-level with a spray like Bt from a crop...
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    I picked up a press last year. I told myself it...

    I picked up a press last year. I told myself it was a christmas present to myself after having some extra cash from a side job. Looking back on it, man does it make life easier.

    I got the short...
  4. Thread: Western New York

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    Gravity tubing. I will know if it's the...

    Gravity tubing.

    I will know if it's the right decision when I look back at the end of the season. I'm hoping to hit a decent run Tuesday. Then it looks like maybe another run starting...
  5. Thread: Western New York

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    I plan to tap this weekend and hope to get a...

    I plan to tap this weekend and hope to get a solid run early next week.
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    I have 4 of these in my 16x24 shack, mounted 10...

    I have 4 of these in my 16x24 shack, mounted 10 ft from floors. I feel like it is very well lit and they use very little energy. I wanted at least 4 lights so there could be two rows of lights, I...
  7. Thread: Western New York

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    I started getting the itch looking forward to...

    I started getting the itch looking forward to next weekend, tapping in time for Feb 1. It was supposed to be upper 30s friday, then hit 40 each day Sat and Sunday, with lows never going below...
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    Dave is right. With mine, which is a full size...

    Dave is right. With mine, which is a full size 12X20 steam pan, I have a good 1.5 quarts left when flow stops through the valve.
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    Looks good! I think I need to add on the shallow...

    Looks good! I think I need to add on the shallow on the bottom to create the double boiler. I just picked up a hand filter press, but will still use my rig for canning. Would be nice to prevent...
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    I shipped a few glass gallone style jars...

    I shipped a few glass gallone style jars successfully, then had a run of 2-3 shipments that were damaged. I packaged them all the same except that 3rd one, which was packaged even better with...
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    bassman- what did you use for the actual cap, a...

    bassman- what did you use for the actual cap, a frying pan? You willing to do custom installs? :)
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    New to me sap hauler

    After a few years of hauling with a 500 cc 4 wheeler and/or 1939 john deere B, hauling sap should no longer be my weak point. I picked up a used Kubota L2900, 4wd, loader, 900 hours. I'm pretty...
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    Well I had a wagner sprayer handy so I used that....

    Well I had a wagner sprayer handy so I used that. I can't comment on a pump sprayer, I assume it will work.

    Back brushing did help though. When first sprayed, the finish seemed to sit on top...
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    Here pics of my UV5 going down on my highly faded...

    Here pics of my UV5 going down on my highly faded south wall that had one coat of regular Flood CWF a few years ago. The other walls were not that bad. I sprayed on and backbrushed in. 6 gallons...
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    My first coating was Flood CWF and I just re did...

    My first coating was Flood CWF and I just re did it with Flood CWF UV5, which is supposed to last longer. Pretty pleased with the looks. Kinda wish the first application lasted longer but I...
  16. Sprung for the badgerland 2x6, which as I recall...

    Sprung for the badgerland 2x6, which as I recall wasnt that much more than the SL 2x4 price wise or gph. I think I get 25 normally but have pushed it to 30ish.

    The reason for getting the...
  17. I have a badgerland 2x6, which yes is actually a...

    I have a badgerland 2x6, which yes is actually a line built by Smoky Lake. Communication was great, and they were very friendly and helpful. I've never had to use them for any warranty work, as...
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    I currently have a woodstove cap on mine that...

    I currently have a woodstove cap on mine that came with the class A 8-inch ID through the ceiling kit. It keeps most of the weather out, but think I still get rain down when it is windy as well. ...
  19. Thread: Western New York

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    I drained the big rig and have been slowly...

    I drained the big rig and have been slowly finishing the concentrate down on the stove. I think this is it for me. I am very happy about this season.

    Next, clean up. And resuming a normal life.
  20. Thread: Home made canner

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    I used a 16x20 steam pan. Drilled it and...

    I used a 16x20 steam pan. Drilled it and installed 4 stainless bolts to hold a cookie rack as a filter rack. Drilled 2 more holes, one for a selfless bulkhead I bottle off from and one for a...
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    Tyson, I run mine around an inch deep....

    Tyson,

    I run mine around an inch deep. Shallower boils faster, but i get similar issues with not having sap flow through the pans to the front durimg draw off. Also, usong a defoamer really helps...
  22. Thread: Western New York

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    They are calling for 32 or 33 tonight at my...

    They are calling for 32 or 33 tonight at my place. I'm not on the lake, but closer to and at a lower elevation than batsman. Looks like a stretch of warmth coming next.
  23. Thread: Western New York

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    Think things starting to turn for me now. 70...

    Think things starting to turn for me now. 70 gallons from 130 taps today, with vac on 2/3 of the day. Things turned dark for me this week.
  24. Thread: Western New York

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    Working on 260 gallons here, easily my best haul...

    Working on 260 gallons here, easily my best haul ever. Getting darker.
  25. Thread: Western New York

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    Sitting at a dinner/evening meeting 2 hours from...

    Sitting at a dinner/evening meeting 2 hours from home. Dad texted me, hes pulling up around 80 gallons from the woods for me. Wife will be boiling it sometime here. Good to have family willing to...
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