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  1. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    I think I may sit this season out boys. Snow...

    I think I may sit this season out boys. Snow piles are high, wood piles are low. I guess we'll see if I can resist! Good luck to all!
  2. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Only put out 50 this year, half of usual. Cooked...

    Only put out 50 this year, half of usual. Cooked down 350 so far. Just checked bags, looks like another 100 hanging. I'd like to be done this weekend. Could get a big run after this snow if it...
  3. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Wow! Very Nice! You've come along way my friend!...

    Wow! Very Nice! You've come along way my friend! I'm impressed!
  4. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Wow tbear that things a beauty! Got inside pics?

    Wow tbear that things a beauty! Got inside pics?
  5. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    It's amazing to me the difference in Iowa. You...

    It's amazing to me the difference in Iowa. You guys down south are done and I've barely pulled anything yet. In the past 15 years I bet I average 24th of march for the end of season.
  6. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Threw in a quick 50 today. All running pretty...

    Threw in a quick 50 today. All running pretty hard.
  7. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Sheesh tbear! 18 gal an hour?!!!? What kind of...

    Sheesh tbear! 18 gal an hour?!!!? What kind of hot rod rig do you get into?!!!!!?!!
  8. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Hey all! Just Checking in. Nice to see we...

    Hey all! Just Checking in. Nice to see we finally got our own page! Think im going to scale back this year. My chief bucket hauler and wood splitter graduated! Good luck all.
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    13.5 gal bottled. Got another 4 ish to finish...

    13.5 gal bottled. Got another 4 ish to finish up. Still have bags hanging. May get a big run after this snow. Well see!
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    Pulled 245 over the weekend. Everything is still...

    Pulled 245 over the weekend. Everything is still crystal clear here!
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    Got a good run today. Pulled 170 gal on 100...

    Got a good run today. Pulled 170 gal on 100 taps. Hopefully just getting rolling here!
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    Pulled 50 gal. Today. Their running but slow. ...

    Pulled 50 gal. Today. Their running but slow. 150 gal so far. I usually am tapping next week. Hope it takes off!
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    Up I moved away from soft maples. I'm 100% hard...

    Up
    I moved away from soft maples. I'm 100% hard maple now. I think they gave more sap but my hards give more sugar. Probably a wash if you don't count the extra boil time. My sugar % varies s...
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    Hey guys!

    Well this is a first! Put in a 100 bags on February 16th!!!!:o. They were all running like a phaucet. Never tapped so early! Going to the state wrestling meet today. Hope they don't run over. ...
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    Sorry been busy busy. Looks like I was late to...

    Sorry been busy busy. Looks like I was late to the game this year. Tapped 7 days made 10 gal. Can't complain to much. As for the snot sap. I had it one season when it got warm gross stuff. Dog...
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    Just checking in. Hello all! Never tapped in...

    Just checking in. Hello all! Never tapped in Feb. but you guys and this weather are giving me the itch! Better get my bags ordered asap! Moving evap and wood around today. Good luck!!
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    Pulled everything yesterday. 400 gal on the year....

    Pulled everything yesterday. 400 gal on the year. Could of been worse. Looks to be right at 10 gal finish. Hope everyone did well.
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    I go through maple hollow in Wisconsin for...

    I go through maple hollow in Wisconsin for everything. Super nice people and fast delivery. I did start using mason jars for some stuff because of the delivery $ on bottles. They are nice though.
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    Farm boy. I second bnb, you'll go broke on...

    Farm boy. I second bnb, you'll go broke on propane.
    Bnb. I should stop in. I Need a reason to head over to hickory park anyway!
    Pulled 130 gal. This a.m. gotta love a fresh snow followed by 40s!...
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    Boondocker I go to church in Zearing! I live 18...

    Boondocker I go to church in Zearing! I live 18 miles north of there. Ask her if she had a teacher named Jack Roberts. He taught there forever.
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    I've boiled a whopping 120 gal on 107 taps....

    I've boiled a whopping 120 gal on 107 taps. (That's all the bags I had). Looks like another hundred hanging now. If it will run through the weekend it might save the season for me. This is as rough...
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    Thumper. I'm up by Eldora, not to far away. If...

    Thumper. I'm up by Eldora, not to far away. If you want to go bigger I have my old evap. And a 2x3 stainless pan I should get rid of. Nothing special but around 7-8 gal an hour. I wouldn't need...
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    Thumper. Also you may smell a fermented...

    Thumper. Also you may smell a fermented smell:cool:. Just charge more for that batch!!!:lol:
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    Thumper. You'll know its to warm when it starts...

    Thumper. You'll know its to warm when it starts to yellow. Next step is cloudy. Then it goes to some strange moldy jelly stage! My dog couldn't even lick it out of a bucket. Just slid right off...
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    Put in little over a 100 today. Most every one...

    Put in little over a 100 today. Most every one was running hard. Never tapped in a T-shirt before!
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