View Full Version : Tapping in Tioga County

01-28-2013, 03:24 PM
We have started tapping January the 18th and have a long time to go. Hopefully I have enough tapped to make alittle syrup this week. Try out the new evaporator and make sure everything else works.

01-28-2013, 03:25 PM
Finally got the new one hooked up? Good luck this year.


01-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Hey Scott! Got it all hooked up and Nick came down to make sure everything was hooked up and right. Then the big wigs came down from Canada and fine tuned the motors and made sure it was working like it should. Watching the air bubbles in the back pan is really neet. Sounds like a train coming in. Looks like we have a couple of days when sap should run so I hope I will be able to try this baby out. LOL Cant wait!! Keep in touch

Gary R
01-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Sugarmaster, good luck with the season. What do you have? Air injection in the flue pan?

01-30-2013, 01:05 PM
Haven't tapped yet. Came across a sheep farmer with a 250 gal stainless tank on a trailer he uses to water his sheep. He's letting me borrow it for sap! I just ordered an evap from A &A Metal Shop over in Ulysses, a few weeks ago. I hope it comes before I REALLY need it. I also am buying two 275gal poly tanks. Need to build a stand to put one on for a holding tank before the evap.
I should have about 50 taps this year.

02-03-2013, 06:41 AM
Tapped in Little Marsh January 12. Made modifications and adjustments on the run. Good luck all!

02-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Started tapping today. Hope to finish up by Sunday night.

02-08-2013, 06:59 AM
Good Luck Bud. I plan on starting maybe Sunday if I get my new mainlines situated. Looking to take adavantage of a 4 day weekend next week.

02-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Hey Bud! Nice to see you on here!
I just got a call from A&A Metal Shop in Ulysses...my evaporator is ready for pickup!! Psyched! Couldnt be better timing!

02-08-2013, 04:08 PM
Got another 500+ in today. Fixed starter in sap truck, hooked up new double lines to vacuum pump. Still have to get RO and evaporator ready, and clean big tank on the hill. Hoping to have 6 guys tapping all weekend, and everything ready by Sunday night.
Rob, good luck with the new evaporator, you should stop by my place when you go to pick it up.
Jared, good to here from you, good luck this year, let me know if you need anything.

02-10-2013, 06:18 AM
good luck this weekend Bud, I would love to finish today, most likely tommorow. Hit 5 this am, will be chilly for a few hours. Hope to venture that way someday.

02-10-2013, 05:32 PM
Thanks Mike, Hope you have a great season. I only had 4 drills going yesterday and today, so, didn't quite finish. We lack a couple hundred in the main sugarbash and haven't even been in the small bush at the farm yet. I had 6 below this morning, and the RO room was pretty cold so I decided to wait until tomorrow to get the RO setup.

02-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Howdy Bud, I started tapping today got about 50 taps in after work today. Planning on having 1160 last years total done by dark on Monday its a 4 day weekend for me. I plan on adding on as soon as I get these all in hoping to get to 1500. I already have my new mainline ready all I need is to attach saddles, laterals, and drops and tap. Jared

02-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Good luck Jared, stay in touch. Let me know if you need anything. We have all but 300 or so tapped. Got the RO machine ready today, vacuum pump is running now, hoping to have enough sap by tomorrow night before the cold snap get here, to start the evaporator.

02-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Well today was COLD! I think I am still on track to be done tapping by dark tomorrow. Tomorrow's high of 34 will seem quite nice compared to todays 18' feels like 2' that wind just didn't want to quit. Maybe it will run a little tomorrow hoping Tuesday's 41' pays off.

03-04-2013, 09:25 PM
Still chilly....first week of March.

03-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Looks like today might be warmer and the rest of the week may be into the 40s that should get things going.

03-14-2013, 09:55 AM
It was a good weekend for the A &A Evaporator! Made almost 4 gallons off 150 gallons of sap! Hope this weather keeps it coming clear and sweet!

03-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Looks like we will get 2-3 more weeks the 10 day looks up and down plenty of freezing nights to come still.

03-18-2013, 05:44 PM
I was doing some wetland work today In Clymer twp. Off of Lad rd...lots of tubing over there.....but I noticed a lot of last years, or the year before, tubes on the ground through the woods. I would love to come clean up for anyone who wants that out of their woods just let me know.

03-18-2013, 07:17 PM
I am guessing that would be one of Patterson's bushes in Clymer. Someone over there had like 3,000 gallons fo sap stolen.