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  1. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    I have only had one decent weekend of runs in...

    I have only had one decent weekend of runs in northern Il. We are just thawing out again after the latest cold spell. This week looks to be game on for us.
  2. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    Had my first collection of the year yesterday, ...

    Had my first collection of the year yesterday, 250 gallons. I will collect again in a few hours and boil tomorrow. Weather looks to turn cold and snowy for the rest of the week.
  3. Thread: tapped today

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    Finished tapping today. Around 130 taps, only 2...

    Finished tapping today. Around 130 taps, only 2 holes were wet. Still more things to do but let the fun begin ��
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    With the hollow core rope I use field tip off an...

    With the hollow core rope I use field tip off an arrow , the threaded end fits into 3/16 tubing and it's easy to push into the rope. I did a little bit of grinding on the tip to take off any edges
  5. Thread: tapped today

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    I have been repairing lines, putting up new...

    I have been repairing lines, putting up new lines, making drops, clearing brush in anticipation of tapping around Feb. 15th. Wife and I take a trip to Florida to see a granddaughter during early...
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    Very good video, I'll be waiting for Midwest...

    Very good video, I'll be waiting for Midwest Outdoors to air the segment. Let us know the date.
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    With all the extra time you will have not having...

    With all the extra time you will have not having to empty buckets , maybe more taps in the future ��
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    Good luck to my neighbors to the south.We have...

    Good luck to my neighbors to the south.We have 5-6 weeks yet before I normally get started but there are still many things to do.Marc
  9. Thread: Syrup Labels

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    Having trouble finding a phone number. Could you...

    Having trouble finding a phone number. Could you post the number please. Thanks
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    Best of luck. Hope weather cooperates.

    Best of luck. Hope weather cooperates.
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    Finished collecting today. Ended up with 2300...

    Finished collecting today. Ended up with 2300 gal. First time I ran into April. Even tho my volume was down the sugar was higher than previous years.All in all a successful year.
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    I am still collecting, took 300 gal to my sugar...

    I am still collecting, took 300 gal to my sugar shack yesterday from the previous 2 days. Sugar did drop to 1.9 but sap still pretty clear. If we turn colder as predicted I may have one more run.
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    Only about half of my lines running today. Still...

    Only about half of my lines running today. Still got about 130 gal. Hope to have a few more cold nights to make it through next week.
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    I was comparing this year to last year and I am...

    I was comparing this year to last year and I am at 30% of the sap this year on the same date. I will not catch up, especially with the weather forecast of warm Temps coming. One positive, my sap is...
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    Flow has been good the last few days. We went...

    Flow has been good the last few days. We went from frozen ground to knee deep mud in about 36 hours.Gotta love this obsession ��
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    My total for this season is 85 gal which was...

    My total for this season is 85 gal which was boiled last Friday. I hope after this cold snap mother nature treats us a little better.
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    TreeTapper2 all my lines are gravity, I have no...

    TreeTapper2 all my lines are gravity, I have no power source close. When I checked my trees this morning not all my lines were flowing. When things are flowing well you should see sap and then a...
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    I also finished tapping today. Ended up with 127...

    I also finished tapping today. Ended up with 127 taps, the most I have ever had. Very few were damp let alone running. Tapper you are going to love that tubing. Looking for warmer weather to get...
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    Put 39 taps in today. Plan on another 40 or so...

    Put 39 taps in today. Plan on another 40 or so tomorrow, hope to finish Thus. Weather may be finally headed in the right direction.
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    Illinois tapping

    I have been busy repairing lines and scouting for new trees to tap. I did a logging job last fall and needed to reroute some of my lines. I wouldn't let the loggers touch my maples lol. I managed to...
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    Love those old pictures. What a great way to...

    Love those old pictures. What a great way to honor your ancestors by starting a sugarbush back up. Best of luck and ask all the questions you have. Welcome to the forum. Marc
  22. Thread: 2018 Season

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    FarmerBob there is still time to run before this...

    FarmerBob there is still time to run before this addiction gets a hold of you. If not you will be in the same boat as the rest of us.Welcome.
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    I shipped some to Florida using USPS flat rate...

    I shipped some to Florida using USPS flat rate box.
  24. All I can say is fantastic. I have been done...

    All I can say is fantastic. I have been done for just over a week and I already miss it.
  25. Thread: 2018 Season

    by dogpatch
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    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to...

    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to be syrup. Sorry I should have clarified.
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