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    Wow you've got much better sugar content than I...

    Wow you've got much better sugar content than I do. I'm getting a gallon syrup per 50 gallons of sap this year. And all my trees are sugar maples
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    I got up to the shack sun night and my tanks...

    I got up to the shack sun night and my tanks where overflowing (2 275 totes) ro bucket started last night and started boil at lunch today. I should finish this batch before sunrise Tuesday
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    Got up to the shack last night and started the ro (ro bucket 20). When I woke up this morning the ro was still running for some reason the pressure switch didn't shut it down. Guessing it was...
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    What area you in sappage? This is only my second...

    What area you in sappage? This is only my second year but was certainly less snow than last year. I couldn't even reach some of last year's tap holes. Still needed snow shoes. My first boil will be...
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    Tapped Saturday in iron county. Sap was following...

    Tapped Saturday in iron county. Sap was following well but very low sugar %. Was letting it dump on ground anyways to flush out lines. Added another 2 new lines (3/16). Looks like a good run Tues...
  6. Thread: RO Bucket

    by Northbound1
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    I bought the rb20 kit before I tapped my first...

    I bought the rb20 kit before I tapped my first tree. I can't imagine not having it. Especially since I use alot of water keeping the shack clean. That permeate water is crucial
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    First year here and I'm not sure when I should be...

    First year here and I'm not sure when I should be calling it quits? I pulled my buckets today since im sick of that nonsense. But 10 day forecast looks good here in iron county. Any suggestions...
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    So one of my lines now reads 22 inches. The...

    So one of my lines now reads 22 inches. The others are still 7 and 15. All 3 lines flow about the same into tank. Checked for leaks and tapped on the taps to make sure all where good. Nothing...
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    I've always wondered if anyone has a mash tank...

    I've always wondered if anyone has a mash tank that conveniently fits on their evaporator to make shine. For personal consumption only of course
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    I burnt edges on my first run and came off easy...

    I burnt edges on my first run and came off easy with a diluted vinegar brought to a slight boil. However I heard that filling pan with sap at end of season and letting it spoil is the best cleaning...
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    2122321223 Sorry I don't know how to rotate...

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    Sorry I don't know how to rotate these. I have my cupola windows on rope and pulley so I can open while standing on ground in the shack. So far so good
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    Yes I've been thinking I should add some gauges...

    Yes I've been thinking I should add some gauges mid way on the lines prior to pulling those uphill lines just to see where im at. Watching the tubes run into tank I have a hard time believing that...
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    I've got the rb20 kit and used for first time...

    I've got the rb20 kit and used for first time this weekend. I was getting 12 gallons per hour of concentrate the first day. Second day was closer to 15. Guessing warmer sap the second run helped...
  14. Thread: UP tapping

    by Northbound1
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    Just checking in with other yooper sugar makers. ...

    Just checking in with other yooper sugar makers. Im tapping by Stanley lake in iron country. Drilled on Feb 28th and did first boil on March 8th. Delt with thawing ice out of totes also, ...
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    Now that im finally a member here after a few...

    Now that im finally a member here after a few attempts at creating a account with various emails I figured id chime in. Thanks trapper for posting this question for me orginally.

    My overall...
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    Sticky: New sugar maker here. Have spent hours and hours...

    New sugar maker here. Have spent hours and hours learning from this site. Live in east central Wisconsin but am tapping on my property in upper Michigan. Started out with 100 taps on 3/16 natural...
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