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    Most all of the cleanup is done now and things...

    Most all of the cleanup is done now and things are put away. There's still a few things to do in the sugarhouse but here are the final numbers for 2019:

    Gallons of sap per tap 13.4
    Sugar...
  2. Thread: Fire grates?

    by RC Maple
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    I need to find a solution for my grates as well. ...

    I need to find a solution for my grates as well. I will have to replace what I have before next season. My grates are angle iron with a one inch spacing. They are supported by fire brick placed on...
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    Well, I thought I had one more run. There must...

    Well, I thought I had one more run. There must have been a memo go out that most of my trees got that said it was April now and time to hang it up. I only had about 3 trees that were running...
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    You didn't say how you knew it was syrup. Unless...

    You didn't say how you knew it was syrup. Unless you used a hydrometer, it could be that like you said - it was boiled too long. If that is the case, it may be sugar settling out and not...
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    After a warm spell - 3 or so days in the 60's, a...

    After a warm spell - 3 or so days in the 60's, a couple of years ago I was getting ready to boil the sweet I had drained and filtered from my pan after the last boil. Visually it looked fine but I...
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    I'm sticking it out for this last run. It should...

    I'm sticking it out for this last run. It should freeze tonight and tomorrow night. It has been a good year...just wanted to go around one last time!
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    I didn't expect much sap over the weekend. I...

    I didn't expect much sap over the weekend. I checked and emptied all the buckets Saturday night - mostly just to make sure they were all still on the trees after Fridays wind. I only gathered about...
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    My run aver the weekend was about 1 gal /tap. ...

    My run aver the weekend was about 1 gal /tap. Yesterday was about .5 gal+ and today looks good too. But it looks like a big run is on its way this week. So far..so good. The sugar has been doing...
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    The barrel stove was the right place to start for...

    The barrel stove was the right place to start for me. I was just starting and worrying about all the expense I was going to have getting to something to use for an evaporator. I came home from my...
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    When I gathered earlier this year after a good...

    When I gathered earlier this year after a good run (I gathered 52 gallons of sap), I pumped the sap into two 32 gallon containers. I boiled two days later after the cold weather set in. There was...
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    I was on there a week or two ago and didn't see...

    I was on there a week or two ago and didn't see anything about an upcoming shutdown, change or going offline. There were not many threads at the time - traffic seemed pretty sparce.
  12. Thread: RO bucket

    by RC Maple
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    I have a question on how long the prefilters can...

    I have a question on how long the prefilters can be used. The instructions for the RO Bucket says if flushed and refrigerated between uses they can last a week. I last ran sap through mine last...
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    I like the shape of your evaporator. Its like...

    I like the shape of your evaporator. Its like mine...gets the ends of the pan up and out of the firebox so there's not scorching on the ends. How big is the pan?19591
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    I took my buckets down again today. I took them...

    I took my buckets down again today. I took them down last Sunday as well - then I was dumping 1-2 gallons out of each one. I put them back up on Tuesday hoping 2 or 3 days around 40 would help some...
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    Northwest Ohio

    I thought I would see what others are doing in this quarter of the state. Who is already tapped and who's waiting out the next deep freeze? I did wait until 2/20 to get started and had pretty good...
  16. Thread: RO bucket

    by RC Maple
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    I am just happy being able to go from 2% sap to...

    I am just happy being able to go from 2% sap to 4% sap. While getting it dialed in for the first time last week - I just got mine last Tuesday, I tested the concentrate and it was 8-9%! The...
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    I had never experienced ropey syrup before last...

    I had never experienced ropey syrup before last year. We had a warm stretch between runs and I drained the sweet from the pan into a 5 gal bucket. Before the next boil I went to inspect it by...
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    My season came to an end on the 25th of March...

    My season came to an end on the 25th of March when I came down with the flu. While still feeling good enough to be out, I took down buckets on Sunday and Monday. Many trees had stopped running...
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    Closing in on gathering the most sap I have had...

    Closing in on gathering the most sap I have had in my 7 years of sugaring. We haven't had any real big days either - no 2+gallon/tap runs. 2013 was my best year for making syrup. The sugar that...
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    I just have a 2X3 flat pan but after every boil I...

    I just have a 2X3 flat pan but after every boil I drain it through a prefilter and leave it in a bucket for the next boil. I then wipe down the pan with a bit of water and if it is rough on the...
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    The last few days have been pretty good for sap...

    The last few days have been pretty good for sap flow. I did skip boiling last night to get to a basketball game though. Got another 3 gal of syrup jugged up though and I needed to get that done. ...
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    Evidently the 31 degrees we had last week was...

    Evidently the 31 degrees we had last week was enough to get a run though not a big one - we got a good Saturday boil from it. I was hoping for 31 or better Sunday night but only got 32. They did...
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    I got back from my weekend away and after a busy...

    I got back from my weekend away and after a busy couple of days got 50 buckets out yesterday. I usually do 55 but I was trying to avoid getting that drowning in sap feeling...and also that's a few...
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    I planted 20 sugar maples in the grassy area I...

    I planted 20 sugar maples in the grassy area I have alongside my woods. I measured the area I had and decided that 21 ft spacing was the best I could do in that spot. I did that 5 years ago. I...
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    Wednesday looks like a good day to start! I am...

    Wednesday looks like a good day to start! I am going out of town for the weekend though so my start will have to wait until next week. I have been hoping since this trip was planned that I wouldn't...
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