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  1. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Trees are budded out here.

    Trees are budded out here.
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    Needing to upgrade your evaporator is a good...

    Needing to upgrade your evaporator is a good problem to have. I build a wood fired when I made the jump from a turkey fryer set up. I find if I point my air inlet towards the wind it gets hotter...
  3. Thread: tapping 2019

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    Very cool! I have been to bland! Thats awesome....

    Very cool! I have been to bland! Thats awesome. 60 here today and no flow. May get some later next week with temps in the mid 20's at night. If I can find some trees that aren't budded out yet , Im...
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    Id say you are between 1.5% and 1.8 on your sugar...

    Id say you are between 1.5% and 1.8 on your sugar content if I were to guess. 60 here today. No flow needless to say. Got some days coming later next week below freezing but the trees are budding. If...
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    All over but the crying down here. As you can...

    All over but the crying down here. As you can imagine , we've been really warm too. Im nowhere near your size of operation but did end up averaging slightly over 2 gallons per tap per day. May get a...
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    Anything over 2 gal per tap per day is really...

    Anything over 2 gal per tap per day is really good. Enjoy the process and the magic moment when it goes from clear to brown and when the bubbles start to crackle when they break! I ended up...
  7. Thread: tapping 2019

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    Wow , you have done well!. I used to live in the...

    Wow , you have done well!. I used to live in the Bristol area. That was before I got into tapping maples. Where bouts in SWVA?
  8. Thread: tapping 2019

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    Yea , I might have pulled my taps a little early...

    Yea , I might have pulled my taps a little early but it was really slowing down . Probably should have stuck with it another day or two but I was headed out of town and it was getting up into the...
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    All done down here. Made about a gallon on 16...

    All done down here. Made about a gallon on 16 taps. It got warm and has stayed warm for the last couple weeks. Trees will be budded out soon. Hate the short ones! Hope you guys get another good run...
  10. Thread: tapping 2019

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    I believe she's about over down here. Sounds like...

    I believe she's about over down here. Sounds like your doing good Tater. Been too warm on us.
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    I believe Im done down here but really envious of...

    I believe Im done down here but really envious of you guys who are just getting going good up there. I ended up with about a gallon on my homemade arch and tube to buckets system. If anybody has any...
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    I believe its all over but the crying down here....

    I believe its all over but the crying down here. Warm temps and a 3 day trip out of town for work has likely ended my season. Hope you guys get a big flow at the end!
  13. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    I believe the fat lady has sang down here. Im...

    I believe the fat lady has sang down here. Im afraid by the time we another cold snap the maples will be budded out. How bout up there?
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    How many days from tip till final collection?...

    How many days from tip till final collection? That should produce a good quart and a little more! Welcome!
  15. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    I didn't measure it but , mine seems to be pretty...

    I didn't measure it but , mine seems to be pretty good or at least the amount of finished syrup exceeded my expectations.
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    I have averaged a little over 2 gallons per tap...

    I have averaged a little over 2 gallons per tap but , its really warm down here right now and I'm afraid its gonna come to an early end. Doing my first boil down tomorrow , 39 gallons raw.
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    Ran like crazy down here the last couple of days,...

    Ran like crazy down here the last couple of days, With temps in the mid 60's and even low 70's this week , it seems to have came to a halt. Hopefully it aint over , but , I wouldn't be a bit...
  18. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    I certainly am. Bet its gonna be a short one....

    I certainly am. Bet its gonna be a short one. Great flow the last couple of days.
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    Got 16 taps out down here Monday. Hoping for epic...

    Got 16 taps out down here Monday. Hoping for epic flow the next couple of days. Best of luck this season.
  20. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Not a Kentuckian , but an intruder to the KY...

    Not a Kentuckian , but an intruder to the KY thread. Welcome to the site and thanks for the app info. I put in 16 taps Monday. Checked 4 of them and had right at 5 gallons on Tuesday. Hoping for epic...
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    Looks slick!! Be awesome to see the steam rise...

    Looks slick!! Be awesome to see the steam rise from that open tall peak!!
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    Tapping here today in Tennessee. Hopefully we all...

    Tapping here today in Tennessee. Hopefully we all have a good season.
  23. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Tapping here in Tennessee today. Tubing to...

    Tapping here in Tennessee today. Tubing to buckets. Hopefully get everything in before the hard freeze the next couple of days. Good luck neighbors to the north!!
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    excited too!

    You guys are getting me pumped up!! Im gonna try to do some 3/16 gravity lines down here as well. Best of luck all season and thanks to everyone who replies to these posts with good experienced...
  25. Thread: Asking to tap

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    I pay with syrup. Therefore I make just enough...

    I pay with syrup. Therefore I make just enough off of the places I tap to give them some. Its a hobby......
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