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  1. Thread: Sap is running

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    Decided not to go any further this year....

    Decided not to go any further this year. Sanitized all buckets and barrels today. Did chemical and biological rinse on RO membranes yesterday. 107 taps total. 49.75 gallons of syrup. 4x150 gpd...
  2. Thread: Sap is running

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    We pulled bags and taps 2/18. Warm weather really...

    We pulled bags and taps 2/18. Warm weather really scummed up the bags. Some had dried up already. I have 34 red maples on 3/16” on a northern woodlot and they are still running well at about 40...
  3. Thread: Sap is running

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    Just pulled the pan off the arch. Almost syrup at...

    Just pulled the pan off the arch. Almost syrup at 216f. Had three pre filters had to pull 2 and barely got the remainder through the third. Brown funky mess! Darkest so far this year. Should make...
  4. Thread: Sap is running

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    Sugarmaker, I think our next step is a bigger RO....

    Sugarmaker, I think our next step is a bigger RO. Makes the most sense to me. Evaporator has to be watched and fed. An Ro set up with low pressure cutoff could be walked away from. As much as I like...
  5. Thread: Sap is running

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    We are hoping to get another week to ten days...

    We are hoping to get another week to ten days before we call it quits. We have some reds and silvers tapped that get full sun and they are not quite as far along as the buds in your pic. The bulk of...
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    Forgot to add keeping concentrate below 40 *F by...

    Forgot to add keeping concentrate below 40 *F by freezing 1/2 gallon blocks and adding back to an insulated barrel.
  7. Thread: Sap is running

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    1800 gallons of sap into the season. 4x150gpd RO...

    1800 gallons of sap into the season. 4x150gpd RO and 2x4’ flat pan sure leaves a lot to be desired. RO is always behind on good runs. I knock out half the volume with Ro and boil the rest. Over 100...
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    Mdlinemaple how are handling your sap. RO or big...

    Mdlinemaple how are handling your sap. RO or big evap? Home built ro here going to be maxed out with the taps we have this year. Figure I can process 120 gal sap in a 24 hr period. Aquatec and 4...
  9. Thread: Sap is running

    by Lilshot
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    Sap is running

    Tapped 60 on bags yesterday and 34 on 3/16 tube today. Temps got up to 60F today and bags don’t need to be emptied yet. The tubing ran 15 gal before dark on natural vac. One line is 26 1\2 “ and...
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