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    4-1 Pulled taps and collected 220 gallons....

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    Pulled taps and collected 220 gallons. Finished the season with 41 gallons bottled. Just over a quart per tap. Tapped in on 3-1, so actually a pretty short season this year but I doubled...
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    That's exactly what I do, If I don't have 5...

    That's exactly what I do, If I don't have 5 gallons to finish off I wait until I do, Crazy amount of settlings. On the last finishing / bottling of the year i use half of the dredge that is clear,...
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    Bottles / Jars

    I predominately bottle in canning jars or pint and quart syrup bottles. Almost anything I use will cost about $1.00 a jar landed price at my doorstep.
    Before I went (bigtime, haha) I would receive...
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    21338 I also only use a hydrometer to determine...

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    I also only use a hydrometer to determine draw off. I have used 10 different digital thermometers over the past 15 years that have always failed. I now have dial thermometers in my flat pan...
  5. Thread: Nw wi 2020

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    I also have the RB 15. New to me this year, yes...

    I also have the RB 15. New to me this year, yes learning curve but I think I have it dialed in now after running 2000 gallons through it. 3 things I learned, Keep the pickup filter clean coming out...
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    Central Wisconsin, 4 1/2 weeks here. I tapped...

    Central Wisconsin, 4 1/2 weeks here. I tapped on 3-1-2020 and will be pulling 4-1-2020. All buckets or gravity flow 5/16. So far I'm over a quart per tap and that is with losing 30 buckets during...
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    3-26 Pulled 694 gallons over the past 3 days. ...

    3-26 Pulled 694 gallons over the past 3 days. Boiled down and bottled another 12.5 gallons. Over 36 gallons for the year, just short of my 40 gallon goal.
    Taps still in, looks like a run early...
  8. 2128821289212902129121292 I did a 12 X 16...

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    I did a 12 X 16 offset. The steam goes directly up to the Cupola. Yes on trench drain. I have stovepipe 30" from back wall but it is triple walled other than the bottom 4...
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    21287 I constantly trickle 40 degree sap into...

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    I constantly trickle 40 degree sap into my top pan to preheat and then it exits that slowly at 80-100 degrees. Darn sidways picture.
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    3-18 I pulled 510 gallons off of 150ish taps....

    3-18 I pulled 510 gallons off of 150ish taps. Started RO immediately and boiled till 8:00 pm on 3-19. Thank God for the little RO bucket that I bought. Finished off just over 10 gallons. (my...
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    3-16 Finished off and bottled another 6 1/2...

    3-16 Finished off and bottled another 6 1/2 gallons today. Sap ran pretty good Sunday afternoon. I will boil again Wednesday and Thursday.
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    Exactly!! I know others that have built they're...

    Exactly!! I know others that have built they're own and generally they have problems and then ask others for advice. Is it rocket science? Nope. Go with someone that already makes a unit as most...
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    I went with the RO 15 which processed about 18...

    I went with the RO 15 which processed about 18 galloons an hour for me into 9 GPH concentrate. The problem is that my evaporator does 12-15 GPH I start the boil with raw sap as when I tried to run...
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    Do you still have much snow on the ground? I...

    Do you still have much snow on the ground? I have 16-18"21202
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    2119721198211992120021201 I couldn't be happier...

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    I couldn't be happier with the new Sugarhouse. At 64 years old this was the first time I eve boiled inside. 7 3/4 gallons on the first boil.
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    3-9-20 I boiled about 300 gallons over the...

    3-9-20 I boiled about 300 gallons over the weekend. 7.75 gallons. Tigerton/ Wittenberg areas. Sure didn't run as expected for it to do on Sunday with the 50 degree weather.21174
  17. Thread: Orlon Filter.

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    Orlon Filter.

    Do you reverse it for washing? seam in or out for filtering. I washed mine so many times but I forget which way the seam goes. LOL:confused:
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    Note, you can manually request a picture at...

    Note, you can manually request a picture at anytime, you don't have to wait for a deer to walk by to trigger it.
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    211102111221113 I live 80 miles from my woods. I...

    211102111221113 I live 80 miles from my woods. I have 2 cameras on bags and I will put 1 on my tank tomorrow. AA batteries in my Covert cameras will last 3 months. Good Luck.
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    21109 Skyy almost always runs.

    21109 Skyy almost always runs.
  21. I store my Cup and Hydrometer in a bucket of hot...

    I store my Cup and Hydrometer in a bucket of hot water next to the Arch.
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    I should have been clearer, other buckets have 1"...

    I should have been clearer, other buckets have 1" of sap in them after 3-4 hours and the others have a 12" diameter wet spot below the spile..
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    4-3 I tapped 150 on 4-1, 1/2 on gravity tubing...

    4-3 I tapped 150 on 4-1, 1/2 on gravity tubing and 1/2 on buckets. Most spiles were dripping constantly. Trail cameras that I have watching 3 bags show that they are 1/3 full. I will make the 80...
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    If the weeping continues after a week with very...

    If the weeping continues after a week with very little flow in the bucket, would it merit removing the 5/16 spiles with leaks and replace them with 7/16 bucket spiles that I have from years past...
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    Tigerton area: I will be tapping in on Sunday...

    Tigerton area: I will be tapping in on Sunday March 1. I was up to the woods on Tuesday and plowed the woods roads the best I could. The 14" - 18" of snow is like sand it just flows back into the...
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