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  1. Thread: UP tapping

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    Finished up my last boil this morning. An...

    Finished up my last boil this morning. An additional 3.5 gallons takes me to 21 gallons bottled with an additional 3 gallons boiled down to sugar. Best year ever by a pint. Pulled taps when they were...
  2. Thread: UP tapping

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    I tapped 100 on Sunday and Monday. A few had up...

    I tapped 100 on Sunday and Monday. A few had up to a gallon or two today but most had a pint to a quart. Looks good in a few days though
  3. Thread: UP tapping

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    UP tapping

    Cheer up yoopers, only 5-6 weeks till tapping(hopefully). Is this the year we’ll be boiling into May?
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    Finished up my last boil today in 70+ degree...

    Finished up my last boil today in 70+ degree weather. Ended up the year with 13 gallons plus a gallon of sugar. Had times of 7-8 days with no sap. Not good overall but had a lot of fun with friends...
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    Time for my first boil of the year. 190 gallons...

    Time for my first boil of the year. 190 gallons to start with. I am usually done by now.
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    Got about 100 taps in for a week and got 75...

    Got about 100 taps in for a week and got 75 gallons. Just about enough for the first boil. Doesn't look good for the next 5 days. When it does break we'll be real busy
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    Sounds like Henny Penny. Feel for you. I had to...

    Sounds like Henny Penny. Feel for you. I had to miss a season due to shoulder season. Had time to evaluate my operation and make some major changes.
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    Merry Christmas. May everyone have a great sugar...

    Merry Christmas. May everyone have a great sugar season.
  9. Ya I gotta get going. Only 4 months till we so...

    Ya I gotta get going. Only 4 months till we so here. I can easily procrastinate for 3 months. Thinking of going to a drop flue instead of my flat 2x6. Then I'll need more taps, better filter, etc....
  10. Thread: Old saying

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    Looks like I won't have to lie anymore.

    Looks like I won't have to lie anymore.
  11. Thread: Old saying

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    Old saying

    Whomever said "a watched pot never boils" wasn't a sugar maker or it would have been "an unwatched evaporator always boils over". Sheesh what a rookie mistake.
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    Finally tapped today, put in 100. Dripping...

    Finally tapped today, put in 100. Dripping pretty good. Glad to finally get started.
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    I'll probably tap the first or second week of...

    I'll probably tap the first or second week of march. I'm as anxious as the next guy but I've done the early tap thing before and usually end up regretting it later due to healing holes and moldy...
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    Just finished my last batch. Probably 4+ gallons...

    Just finished my last batch. Probably 4+ gallons but gotta bottle it tomorrow. Should be close to my best season ever.
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    Never taken any on a cruise but I have take mine...

    Never taken any on a cruise but I have take mine into a few restaurants. Wife just shakes her head.
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    Ran good yesterday. Had four 5 gallon buckets...

    Ran good yesterday. Had four 5 gallon buckets overflowing. Most taps had 2.5-3 gal. Within 3 hours had another 3 inches in buckets. Today will be the end for me. Out of wood and time to go...
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    Building is not heated and only has an extension...

    Building is not heated and only has an extension cord to it for power which I'm hoping to remedy this summer.
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    I collected all the frozen ice yesterday from the...

    I collected all the frozen ice yesterday from the previous 4 days dribbles. Best sugar content of the year. 38:1. Ran a little yesterday afternoon and should run this afternoon too.
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    Thanks eddy. I'd really like to get in that...

    Thanks eddy. I'd really like to get in that 18-20 range. I have a ton of trees that I could tap but for now this seems about right for friends, family and presents. Kids want to do a little retail...
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    The kids help alot. Even took a week vacation...

    The kids help alot. Even took a week vacation while the wife had spring break right in the middle of the best run of the year. 3 year old grandson thinks he runs the operation some days.
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    needed: higher boil rate

    I have a homemade evaporator with a 2x4 flat pan. 2 of my kids have moved home and bought adjoining properties and have pushed me to expand to 100 taps. I'm spending way to much time in the...
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    Probably had our best ever collection today. 230...

    Probably had our best ever collection today. 230 gallons off 94 taps. Everything is full and running evaporator 24 hours straight and probably all day tomorrow. Sorry I'm missing it as my kids are...
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    Probably had our best ever collection today. 230...

    Probably had our best ever collection today. 230 gallons off 94 taps. Everything is full and running evaporator 24 hours straight and probably all day tomorrow. Sorry I'm missing it as my kids are...
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    Pulled 75 gallons sap and 3 gallons of snow...

    Pulled 75 gallons sap and 3 gallons of snow fleas. Still running good today even though our low was 42 last night. Predicted for 31 tonight. Looking for a busy weekend.
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    Put in 96 this weekend. Running fair today but...

    Put in 96 this weekend. Running fair today but it doesn't look good with the lows being in the mid to upper 30s for several days.
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