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    140 gallons before my first draw is where I'm at....

    140 gallons before my first draw is where I'm at. I also have a 2x4 hybrid. It can be frustrating after the initial boiling for hours without a draw. I've been using this for over 5 seasons and...
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    I noticed the same thing!

    I noticed the same thing!
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    trees in Cheshire were just okay today. I was...

    trees in Cheshire were just okay today. I was able to draw off 6 gallons today!! started the fire at 8:30am and finished an hour ago..
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    I have it falling to 29 tonight at my weather...

    I have it falling to 29 tonight at my weather station. that would be fantastic!
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    now hopefully the start of a 3 day run!

    now hopefully the start of a 3 day run!
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    hurry up and wait! 25 gallons collected today...

    hurry up and wait! 25 gallons collected today from yesterday's small run. I lit a fire to get a boil going to keep the sweet pan sanitized... Now I need 100 more gallons!
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    It was the first boil of the season so I had to...

    It was the first boil of the season so I had to get the pans sweet. my float box was set too high with my 2x4 hybrid pan. I just started to draw after my pan was sweet when I ran out of sap. I have 7...
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    boiled 130 gallons and drew off a quart....the...

    boiled 130 gallons and drew off a quart....the pan is sweet and I'm out of sap!
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    Knocked out 60 gallons today with another 60 in...

    Knocked out 60 gallons today with another 60 in the barrels. My sugar today was down to 1.5% from 2% yesterday.... The pans are almost sweet and perhaps drawing off tomorrow!19444
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    I'll get some photo's tomorrow.

    I'll get some photo's tomorrow.
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    tapped in Cheshire

    just finished tapping in Cheshire. 36 on gravity and 62 single trees...let the fun commence!

    Good luck everyone!

    Steve
  12. Thread: Base stack

    by lafite
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    makes sense to me! thanks!

    makes sense to me! thanks!
  13. Thread: Base stack

    by lafite
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    Base stack

    Just curious why the collar on the arch is oval instead of round for the base stack.


    steve
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    collected over 50 gallons so far this morning. I...

    collected over 50 gallons so far this morning. I think there is a boil in my near future...
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    tapped in Cheshire

    I've put in 76 taps so far today. I still have another 10 to do but I wanted to put away my equipment as it started to rain.

    Hoping for a good season!


    Steve
  16. Thread: buds on trees

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    buds on trees

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    Game over here....buds on tree.....:lol:
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    I'm with you. feb 14 used to be a great target...

    I'm with you. feb 14 used to be a great target date. Mother Nature usually has the last say...
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    dripping slowly today. I tested the sugar and...

    dripping slowly today. I tested the sugar and it's back just above 2%
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    peepers were in full chorus here in Cheshire the...

    peepers were in full chorus here in Cheshire the last 2 nights.
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    Great App! Thank you! strange that I have a...

    Great App! Thank you! strange that I have a gold star rated weather station and it used my neighbors station instead.
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    I always protect my concentrate when I don't boil...

    I always protect my concentrate when I don't boil for more than 3 days
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    I came home today and every one of my containers...

    I came home today and every one of my containers were overflowing with sap! boiled down to nothing last night and I collected 50 gallons of sap today. who knows how much spilled over....I'm going...
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    2 of my 30 gallon collection barrels from...

    2 of my 30 gallon collection barrels from Saturday and Sunday was testing at 2.8% sugar. Today everything I collected was a hair over 2%.
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    8 hours of boiling today. about 175 gallons. my...

    8 hours of boiling today. about 175 gallons. my draw-off was 3.5 gallons (boiled 4.5 hours yesterday). the 10 day doesn't look promising. There's at least 2.5 gallons of syrup in my pan. I'm...
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    looks great! let the sap run on!!

    looks great! let the sap run on!!
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