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    I have (had) a Leader WSE 2x6. Boiled on it for 5...

    I have (had) a Leader WSE 2x6. Boiled on it for 5 seasons. My boil rate was a consistent 30 gallons per hour. Running between 350-400 taps each year on bags. This past summer I traded my WSE pans on...
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    We collected 420 gallons Monday late day in the...

    We collected 420 gallons Monday late day in the rain. Finished by dark. Gonna boil today and probably collect whatever little bit ran last night into today. Getting very windy out there now.
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    So I never finished the daily play by play last...

    So I never finished the daily play by play last year. We finished last year making 43 gallons of syrup. On to 2018, we put out 325 bags, all on hard maple yesterday, 2/17/18. Temp was cool, about 32...
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    Monday brought us another 250 gallons, Tuesday...

    Monday brought us another 250 gallons, Tuesday was slower with only about 160, the wind was quite brisk and cool, I'm pretty sure that held it back. We boiled all day Monday and a good part of...
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    We put 425 taps out on Saturday. Today, Sunday we...

    We put 425 taps out on Saturday. Today, Sunday we collected 600 gallons. The biggest run we've ever had for one day. Started boiling around 2 this afternoon and drew the first syrup off evaporator by...
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    Got 260 bags ready last night, going to do...

    Got 260 bags ready last night, going to do another 140 tonight and tap tomorrow and finish Sunday. The forecast looks right. Have fun everyone! Will keep you all updated.
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    You are more than welcome to come check out our...

    You are more than welcome to come check out our small operation. We run a Leader 2X6 evaporator which will run right at 30 gal per hr. This year we'll probably have 400-450 taps. We're leaning hard...
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    Starting to look harder at the forecast. Thinking...

    Starting to look harder at the forecast. Thinking of tapping this coming weekend or the next.
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    240 gallons collected today. Still running good...

    240 gallons collected today. Still running good so we'll have more tomorrow. Have to leave for work soon so no boiling today. Will sacrifice some sleep tomorrow and hope to be boiling by 10:30-11...
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    Update... Collected 110 gallons in the rain...

    Update... Collected 110 gallons in the rain yesterday and finished boiling all last night. Bottled all syrup that was drawn off. Up 22 and 3/4 gallons of syrup now. Also not liking the looks of the...
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    Well yesterday brought us 300 gallons of sap. We...

    Well yesterday brought us 300 gallons of sap. We started boiling after collecting and ran until 9. Drew off some syrup and put it in canner but didn't bottle it yet. Heading out soon to continue...
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    It's been kind of slow the last few days here. We...

    It's been kind of slow the last few days here. We thought yesterday would yield something but it didn't warm up soon enough plus it was quite breezy which made it feel colder. Seems to have warmed...
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    They got another 115 gallons this afternoon. I...

    They got another 115 gallons this afternoon. I boiled yesterdays sap today. Guessing I drew off 3-4 gallons of syrup and put it in finish pan. Will do the same tomorrow and get it canned and have a...
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    I put a very small electric heater in firebox and...

    I put a very small electric heater in firebox and from pans down so the crossover tube and draw off tube are half full. What I dran off, I put in a bucket and set it in flue pan and freezing isn't a...
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    The boys collected 115 gallons tonight after I...

    The boys collected 115 gallons tonight after I left for work.
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    Canned 9 gallons and 1 1/2 pints. Our sugar...

    Canned 9 gallons and 1 1/2 pints. Our sugar content has been at 2.25%. All shut down and caught up till next run.
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    Only 50 gallons today and not hardly dripping at...

    Only 50 gallons today and not hardly dripping at all. Boiling now and have the canner fired up. Wil post results later.
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    Collected 250 gallons today. Started boiling...

    Collected 250 gallons today. Started boiling about noon while the boys collected and ran it till about 8 tonight. Didn't do any canning yet but there's about 7-8 gallons of syrup in the finishing...
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    Just got in from collecting 100 gallons which was...

    Just got in from collecting 100 gallons which was from about 11 this morning when it started running here. Now off to work for the night.
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    Today we did it.....put out 320 bags all on hard...

    Today we did it.....put out 320 bags all on hard maple. Supposed to be 48 here Friday.... Hope we don't drown in sap......Wait, yes I do!!
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    Tomorrow we're pulling the 109 that we put in...

    Tomorrow we're pulling the 109 that we put in last week and moving them to another woods where there'll be roughly 325-350 taps all on sugar maples. Tomorrow is supposed to be a high of 11 degrees...
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    Boiled all in on Tuesday. Shut down with enough...

    Boiled all in on Tuesday. Shut down with enough left to cool the evaporator. I put a small electric heater in the fire box to keep from freezing the flu pan. Waiting for the next go around.
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    Got another 25 gallon this morning before the...

    Got another 25 gallon this morning before the temperature drops. Will boil tomorrow before going to work.
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    Sugar content was right at 2%. All sap was from...

    Sugar content was right at 2%. All sap was from silvers.
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    Collected 65 gallons today.

    Collected 65 gallons today.
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