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Muskyhunter
Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 04:05 am


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Ok i get it - I am jumping the gun a little here with it only being Oct - lol.

The Wife and I flagged a bunch of sugar maples on our property last week in anticipation of collecting sap in the spring. We are just doing it for fun.

Does anyone know here I can purchase some food grade 5 gal pails with lids?

My property is about 30 kms from home so I am hoping to set up the lines and maybe only check it once a day or so, depending on the flow.

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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 08:06 am


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Do you have a place near by that makes wine? the place near me sell's the used pails and lids for $2.00 each.If not Home Hardware or CTC.

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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 12:50 pm


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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 05:29 pm


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You will need to get 200 gallons of sap to make 5 gallons of tasty Maple syrup
Good luck..

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Muskyhunter
Posted: Oct 04, 2018 - 04:15 am


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Gas pumper - The wine place sounds like a good idea - thanks.

The Home Depot and CTC buckets are not food grade.

I get it the ratio is 40:1 sap to syrup but what the heck. Ice fishing is finished, no turkey season yet. Got to do something for fun. I know a number of people who do it and it has become an annual family ritual.

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Posted: Oct 04, 2018 - 05:51 am


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I make syrup every year and i use the big blue or green water jugs. They are fairly cheap and hold 20 liters. Good luck, it's lots of work and time but worth it in the end. I used some last night on a ham I cooked mmmm!

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Posted: Oct 04, 2018 - 04:04 pm


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Big supermarkets and restaurants quite commonly have these buckets.

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Posted: Oct 04, 2018 - 07:30 pm


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There is a maple syrup equipment supply place on Highway 11 North, North of Barrie, between Oro-Medonte lines 6 & 7.

Sorry, I don't know the name of it.

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Posted: Oct 05, 2018 - 05:08 am


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Thanks Lads.

I am looking forward to trying it but I have lots of hunting and ice fishing to do first.

The only disadvantage with the 5 gallon pails is storage on the off season. Those blue water jugs take up a lot of room. I can your hour point they would be really good. They would keep dirt out and easy to carry.

I am heading to Barrie this weekend so I may see if I can find that place along the highway.

Have a great weekend.

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Posted: Oct 05, 2018 - 07:43 am


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Here ya go... Just let me know when the pancake breakfast is...lol


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Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 04:03 pm


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The Rubbermaid brute garbage pails are listed as being food grade plastic. It might sound odd that a garbage pail is food grade, but those are used in the wine and meat processing industries all the time...I would recommend using a new one to avoid any strange flavors.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 10:06 am


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my neighbor makes wine he stopped crushing the grapes couple years ago, now he buys the juice and I get them from him for nothing as he wants to get rid of them. I supply all my buddies with them for ice fishing. Maybe someone around you makes wine.

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