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    Don't think it will help you but my gravity line...

    Don't think it will help you but my gravity line is not been doing squat, I've gotten maybe 12 gallons since I installed it (1/6/20) and that's with 14 taps. However, my vacuum line is only 7 taps...
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    Just came in from stringing up a 14 tap gravity...

    Just came in from stringing up a 14 tap gravity line. Sap was flowing nicely from the trees and flushed out the holes. I hope to do my first boil this weekend if the vacuum line keeps producing like...
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    Tapped 5 trees today for 7 taps total on vacuum...

    Tapped 5 trees today for 7 taps total on vacuum with 5/16 line. The cheap little RV water pump is pulling 12 to 13 inches of vacuum and in 4 hours looks like between 2 and 3 gallons of sap. I did not...
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    Well not to bad for collection on bags. Gathered...

    Well not to bad for collection on bags. Gathered 40 gallons from 48 taps and I left close to 10 gallons in the bags as ballast with all this wind here.
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    Just finished bottling. 3 quarts, 1 pint and 12...

    Just finished bottling. 3 quarts, 1 pint and 12 oz bottle. Out of sap until the next run. Used my vacuum filter. 1 felt, 6 papers and went through in about 30 seconds. It was awesome.
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    Just got done making 29 more PVC sap sack...

    Just got done making 29 more PVC sap sack holders. I'm getting ready to put out the rest really really soon.
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    Well I had a good run yesterday, collected 10...

    Well I had a good run yesterday, collected 10 gallons from the 14 taps I had out. Seemed the trees were still frozen in the morning but by late afternoon they started to really flow. I could see a...
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    I have mostly silvers and a few sugars. It's been...

    I have mostly silvers and a few sugars. It's been 1.6 to 2.0 which is where my silvers and sugars tend to be when I tapped in late Feb in the past. Yesterday and today's total for 14 taps was 10...
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    Boiled yesterday until i ran out of sap and had...

    Boiled yesterday until i ran out of sap and had just enough for cooling down. Put the sweet in a pot and finished on the turkey fryer after work today. 3 quarts of syrup for the start of 2019. Good...
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    Going to do my first boil in the morning. It is...

    Going to do my first boil in the morning. It is windy here so I did not collect from the sap sacks. Estimate about 12 gallons hanging and have 35 gallons of sap already. Not that much for you bigger...
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    Put out 23 more taps on 12/22/2018 and had a nice...

    Put out 23 more taps on 12/22/2018 and had a nice little run today (12/23), did not collect but estimate about 8 or 10 gallons total from the silvers and sugars. Reds not running yet.
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    Chautauqua County, NY

    Just for the heck of it I just tapped a silver maple in the yard 30 minutes ago. Just checked the sap sack and I have over 2 cups of sap so I checked sugar and it's a solid 2%. Not ready to start...
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