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    I put 6 taps out late Saturday. Collected 20...

    I put 6 taps out late Saturday. Collected 20 gallons so far. Started a quick boil tonight and it seems really sweet. I’ll probably go till 1130 tonight then cut it off till tomorrow. So far it seems...
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    I’d gladly meet up with everyone here! Just let me know time and place.
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    I was just about to post about the peepers! There...

    I was just about to post about the peepers! There aren’t many singing but you can hear them. I am not showing any buds yet so I hope that bails is out! I really hope the forecast holds true.
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    Anyone’s taps not running as welll as they would...

    Anyone’s taps not running as welll as they would hope? I would have thought I’d be getting a lot more sap than I have. I was expecting to see the buckets overflowing!
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    I had jury duty today that started at noon. I...

    I had jury duty today that started at noon. I collected what i had in the buckets and started to boil before i left. it was only about 10 gallons. i ended up with 40 ounces. I believe that is around...
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    Thanks John! that pot i got from you was put to...

    Thanks John! that pot i got from you was put to use the rest of last season. My numbers from this boil were 45-1. Beautiful light color syrup! 5050 did you order bottles through your neighbor yet?
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    I'm boiling down the 20 quarts of sap I collected...

    I'm boiling down the 20 quarts of sap I collected this afternoon now. I'll let you know what it is in a little bit. My backyard trees were really high the past few years. I believe they were around...
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    I just finished putting in my taps for today. It...

    I just finished putting in my taps for today. It was really fun sloshing around in the mud on a hill!!! They are running pretty good today i was suprised! Im going to end up with about 20 in total...
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    So I am boiling down my last 30 gallons tonight....

    So I am boiling down my last 30 gallons tonight. This will put me at about 3 gallons of syrup on the season! It is weird my mid week boil yielded some darker syrup, but the stuff i finished last...
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    Turned out just fine boiled 20 yesterday and...

    Turned out just fine boiled 20 yesterday and finished last night. I should be finishing another 20 today. I got about half of the second batch done last night and Ran out of time. No idea where that...
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    Seems to be running good today! As for the...

    Seems to be running good today! As for the quality of the sap we'll know tomorrow.
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    Who's still tapping?

    My trees still don't have buds yet. Everything is froze solid, but I still seem to be producing sap. The weather looks good for the next week!
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    I only have about 30 gallons of sap to boil down....

    I only have about 30 gallons of sap to boil down. I could grab the pots today and return them tomorrow. I would love to get it done today!
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    I haven't heard back from the guy selling the...

    I haven't heard back from the guy selling the pot. Could I grab that one from you John? I'm on vacation this week so I'm available all day.
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    Thanks John. I will let you know about the pot. I...

    Thanks John. I will let you know about the pot. I am trying to buy one on letgo that is 80 quarts. Do you think the bags work better than 5 gallon buckets?
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    Thanks for the info folks! I had what could have...

    Thanks for the info folks! I had what could have been a disaster last night! I found out the hard way that it's possible to melt aluminum with a turkey fryer!!!! Thankfully the shed is fine, but the...
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    Also where do you all buy your bottles? the mason...

    Also where do you all buy your bottles? the mason jars are a pain in the butt!
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    First boil.

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    So this is my first syrup from this season. I have 10 taps in 4 big backyard maples. I have some sap from last week that was iced over. Do you think I can still boil it? When i checked it is...
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