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    Collected 50 gallons yesterday of...

    Collected 50 gallons yesterday of 0.000000000000001% sap (haha kidding). Kinda thought I would have more sap....but I'm fine with that. 2 of my 3 lines are still running good. My 3rd is being...
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    Nice work! My kids winter sports wrapped up...

    Nice work! My kids winter sports wrapped up yesterday. No spring sports for them :) It's bike season.....well after this cold spell.
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    Collected yesterday after work. I was expecting...

    Collected yesterday after work. I was expecting more but only collected about 60 gallons. 2 of my 3 lines were running good. Clear sap...tasted sweet. The buds are firm. The third...not sure whats...
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    checked my 3 collection barrels. 2 were near...

    checked my 3 collection barrels. 2 were near empty and the 3rd was full (50 gallons). walked the lines to see if something was up...everything looked fine. hopefully they start running tmw.

    also...
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    Yup...Hit my quota, low on firewood, cleaned all...

    Yup...Hit my quota, low on firewood, cleaned all my equipment up and started putting away, called it a season.....weather changed and the sap bug got me. Put all my collection barrels back out this...
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    Done :)

    Done. :)

    I finished up my last batch this morning. Hit my season goal of 10 gallons! It took a ton of barely 1% sap.

    Looking at the forecast...it doesnt look good. Sure there may be a day...
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    Pulled close to an all nighter to get things...

    Pulled close to an all nighter to get things boiled before it spoiled. Down to a 6 gallon concentrate...finishing that now. Should end up with 3 gallons.

    Ran out this morning and collected all my...
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    I think this proves I’m boiling plan water.
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    My sap is still clear. Boiling now. :) 17695

    My sap is still clear. Boiling now. :)

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    stress'n over today's awesome weather. ha. I...

    stress'n over today's awesome weather. ha. I have about 150 gallons boiled down to a concentrate of about 40 gallons...with an additional 80 gallons of sap from yesterdays collection sitting in the...
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    Had my biggest final product yet...3.5gallons and...

    Had my biggest final product yet...3.5gallons and started boiling another 100 gallons (of 1% sap..boooo). Ran out of firewood and had to head to the farm to get more.

    Looks like we will have a...
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    They should but aren't. haha. Nothing like...

    They should but aren't. haha. Nothing like boiling 100 gallons to make 1 gallon. I'm only selling a limits number of bottles, this is just a hobby so its not a big deal.
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    Boiled down 100 gallons yesterday down to about...

    Boiled down 100 gallons yesterday down to about 10 gallons concentrate. I have about 2 gallons finished and now 2 batches of concentrate (about 10 gal each) that I need to finish. That should give...
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    The cold spell was a nice break but im itching...

    The cold spell was a nice break but im itching for this weeks flood gates to open.

    New labels arrived today.

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    Gary...sorry to hear about the short season, but...

    Gary...sorry to hear about the short season, but the upside is....um more free time for other hobbies :)

    Chris...I like the lift. Last night I was trying to muscle my tote up so i could slide a...
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    PolishWiz....I find it amazing that within 2...

    PolishWiz....I find it amazing that within 2 miles of my house in Peters, there are 3 other maple people tapping neighborhood trees. 2 of them are on here! haha.

    Thanks for the heads up. I...
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    Busy weekend standing by the fire. I was pretty...

    Busy weekend standing by the fire. I was pretty disappointed w the ratio from my first boil. 125gal down to 1.5gal. Final product was nice tho. Made it most of the way through my second...
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    That was most likely me :) Silver Tacoma with a...

    That was most likely me :) Silver Tacoma with a 275 gallon tote. I collected 70 this morning bring my total to 120 gallons in that tote. I don't think that truck can handle anymore weight. I'm...
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    Hoppy...my driveway. I just make a cinderblock...

    Hoppy...my driveway. I just make a cinderblock firepit and throw a 3ftx4ft flan pan over it. I'm located next to the old Rolling Hills Golf Course. When the steam gets going....my neighbors start...
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    Hoppy.....I'm about 2 miles south right off...

    Hoppy.....I'm about 2 miles south right off McMurray Rd. That's cool to know there are a few hobby maple people nearby.

    Collected 50 gallons Sunday. Haven't checked things since. My trees are...
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    Collected 50 gallons yesterday. Finished...

    Collected 50 gallons yesterday. Finished tapping. 3 lines on 3/16. The weird thing....one of my lines that did very well Fri wasn't moving at all Sunday....while my other 2 lines were flowing...
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    Ran my first line yesterday. Tapped early so I...

    Ran my first line yesterday. Tapped early so I can figure out the whole tubing thing and work the bugs out. What a pain it is to setup a line without a tubing tool!!! I plan on running 2-3 more...
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    Tapping in Western PA

    I'm going to run my first line tomorrow (3/16th) and hopefully tap tomorrow. Last year I tapped Mid-January (roughly 50 taps on bags/buckets) and had a great season. If all goes well...I'll...
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