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Post by Killerbunny » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:46 pm

Yes dre - candy samples have to be sent to everyone for their opinion. Official sampling numbers are square root n +1. I will PM my address LOL!
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Post by Bayvistafarm » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:33 am

For making Candy.... you have to heat it past the stage for when the syrup is ready. I can't remember off the top of my head.... we use a candy thermometer... then when it reaches that stage.. you take it off and beat it with a wooden spoon.

Be very careful tho... it starts to set up... and when it does, you will know you've gone too far in your beating... because it will be VERY hard to pour into the moulds and it will set instantly. It will just act like lava... when it cools.. and sets coming out of the pot, lol.

I also suggest a stainless steel pot... and a shallower one, than a deeper one.
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Post by Maximus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:22 pm

60+ litres to start boiling tomorrow.
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Post by dre75 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:49 pm

Maximus wrote:QR_BBPOST 60+ litres to start boiling tomorrow.
Lucky you! It has been super slow around here, have not collected anything in a week. Was hoping on some sap flow yesterday but was hardly anything. Crossing my fingers as the weather is looking better for tomorrow.
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Post by Maximus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:40 am

it's official I hate sap season.
A ratio of 40:1 has no place in my life. Who has the patience and time for this?
I might even hate the sap so bad I'll hold a grudge against maple syrup. Nature can keep their sap!
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Post by TomK » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:45 am

Maximus wrote:QR_BBPOST it's official I hate sap season.
A ratio of 40:1 has no place in my life. Who has the patience and time for this?
I might even hate the sap so bad I'll hold a grudge against maple syrup. Nature can keep their sap!
And THAT, Sandy is why it's 60-80$ a gallon...lol... :running-chicken:
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Post by Maximus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 am

TomK wrote:QR_BBPOST
Maximus wrote:QR_BBPOST it's official I hate sap season.
A ratio of 40:1 has no place in my life. Who has the patience and time for this?
I might even hate the sap so bad I'll hold a grudge against maple syrup. Nature can keep their sap!
And THAT, Sandy is why it's 60-80$ a gallon...lol... :running-chicken:
Clearly I am not paying enough.
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Post by WLLady » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:06 pm

Make sap tea sandy, it will help. Just scoop some hot sap into a travel mug and add a tea bag of your choice, sit and relax and watch the fire.....it takes hours. Been there done that.
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Post by goatgal35 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm

Some of the nicest times I have spent with my hubby have been chatting and sipping sap tea in the sugar shack when its nice and still at night just watching sap boil down.
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Post by TomK » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:57 pm

Never tried the sap tea...might just have to try it...once evening comes and im on the last batch i generally have a nice glass of Merlot or two... :running-chicken:
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