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This forum is limited to maple researchers to post their latest innovations and discoveries but all producers are welcomed to post replies and feedback. The more we communicate with those doing the science the more the science will help our maple business.
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Discussions générales sur la production de sirop d'érable.
Tous sujets reliés à l’acériculture, pour les producteurs francophones, membres ou non de la fédération. Partagez vos idées et poser des questions pour aider votre hobby ou entreprise à croître.
by Chuck
October 6th, 2015 11:17 AM Go to last post
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Buckets, bags, tanks and gathering sap
A topic that covers the basics of collecting and storing sap. This is an important part of the maple production process, cutting corners here will effect the quality of your end product and the overall safety of your syrup.
January 16th, 2017 12:30 AM Go to last post
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Mainline, drops, sap ladders, check valves, pumps, and releasers.
Many hours are spent in the woods setting up tubing, tapping trees, chasing leaks and making modifications to get the highest yield of sap. There are alot of different ways to setup tubing from gravity to high vac. This is the spot to ask and answer questions about anything related to tubing, tapping trees and the entire vacuum system.
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Reverse Osmosis (3 Viewing)
ROs, membranes, concentrate, & permeate.
This is the perfect place to figure out if an RO is in your near future or maybe you have some questions regarding setting up an RO or anything that pertains to the process. Feel free to ask questions, share advice or help a fellow producer figure out the RO.
Yesterday 10:18 PM Go to last post
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Pans, arches, hoods, stacks, draw offs, and other evaporator parts.
The evaporator is the pride of the sugarhouse and one of the most highly talked about topics in the maple industry. There are alot of different styles, sizes and setups throughout the entire maple belt. This is the place to brag, discuss, or ask questions about anything directly related to the evaporator.
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Hydrometers, filtering, bottling, packing, & packaging.
One of the last steps in the whole process. This is where we can discuss the process, equipment and containers involved with handling our maple syrup before it goes out the sugarhouse door and on the table.
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Maple Confections (1 Viewing)
Maple candy, cream, butter, taffy, & sugar
Maple confections typically have the highest margins for profitability for a producer but they can also require a practiced hand and specialized equipment to be consistent. Please share your questions, advice, and success stories here.
by regor0
January 17th, 2017 11:05 PM Go to last post
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Arches, pans, canners, & other creations.
Share your ideas, plans and concepts on any home built equipment to be used in your maple operation from getting the sap home to getting syrup in the bottles.
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Sugar shacks, cupolas, wood sheds, and pump houses.
Share your ideas, thoughts, advice and personal experience with designing, building, remodeling, additions and anything that falls under this category. From the footer to the cupola on the roof and everything in between this is the right spot to post it.
January 16th, 2017 01:49 AM Go to last post
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Forestry & Firewood (3 Viewing)
Sugarbush management to trucks & trailers, splitters, & chainsaws.
From sugarbush management, disease and infestations of invasive pest, too firewood discussions and all the equipment affiliated with processing wood that we use heat the evaporator with.
by bexley
January 20th, 2017 12:13 AM Go to last post
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There isn't a maple producer worth his sap without a pick up truck or other sap hauler on the farm. Discussions on brand loyalties, payloads, fender dents, or other ways to get your sap home all belong here.
January 13th, 2017 12:27 PM Go to last post
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Pricing, marketing, insurance, and accounting.
Determining your market value of your maple goods, the cost of doing business, marketing ideas, keeping the books in order. These can all be time consuming and frustrating for the average producer lets hear how you keep on top of this along with any advice and questions you may have.
January 9th, 2017 10:39 PM Go to last post
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Websites, Internet, GPS, remote sensors... all the latest gadgets.
Whether you are working on your maple web site, looking for a supplier online, trying to map your sugarbush, or want to remotely monitor your temperatures or volumes this is the place to post your questions and advice.
May 4th, 2016 07:42 PM Go to last post
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From hive to home, from colony to container. Let's discuss anything, and everything about our beloved honey bees. This forum covers all aspects of the Bee. Just remember let's leave out the Maple Tree.
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Off-Topic Discussions (3 Viewing)
So you just bagged a big one or have a new addition to the family?
Can't find anyone to tell at 4 in the morning?
Well okay... let's hear it then.
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