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    Results are in...drum roll......rim shot! Kevin...

    Results are in...drum roll......rim shot!
    Kevin aka "Kh7722" is Grand Champion of the 2021 Geauga Co. Maple Syrup Contest...way to go Kevin!
    Not bad for a boy from Montville "Hts" And all taps on...
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    Look out...Fred’s stirring the pot...grin

    Look out...Fred’s stirring the pot...grin
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    I didn't pickup on the difference in sugar...

    I didn't pickup on the difference in sugar content, but thought he was referring to gallons of sap per tap...thanks as always.
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    The study indicates vacuum... what am I missing...

    The study indicates vacuum... what am I missing here?
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    Finished up last night by boiling off what came...

    Finished up last night by boiling off what came in yesterday and Sunday.
    Ended up with about 1/2 of lasts year's total, but only had 2 weeks to do it in.
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    For the sake of 3 or 4 bottles, I donít think youíve got anything to lose by boiling it down.
    Youíll know pretty quickly if itís bad, but itís not been all that warm - over here anyway- to warrant...
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    Pretty quiet here today. Small amount still...

    Pretty quiet here today. Small amount still coming, in did get about 150 gal over night. 1.3 % ROíd to 4.5% and pumped it up to head tank. Whatever comes in tonight and tomorrow will be used to...
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    About 200 gallons came in today. Got that down to...

    About 200 gallons came in today. Got that down to 45 gallons at 5%. Still crystal clear and holding at 1.5%.
    Boiled it off with what came in yesterday and am bottling now. Should be another 5...
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    Running up here right now. Some issues with north...

    Running up here right now. Some issues with north woods area but all is now good. Bud’s are still tight over here
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    Fired up the vacuum this morning and it’s coming...

    Fired up the vacuum this morning and it’s coming in nicely. Still looks good up here in the Federation of Kirtland Hills :cool:
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    I’m with you Kevin. Don’t see trees leafing out...

    I’m with you Kevin.
    Don’t see trees leafing out for a while yet. Not enough warm weather.
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    Just bottled up 5 gallons from Tuesday boil. ...

    Just bottled up 5 gallons from Tuesday boil. Amazing taste Amber Rich. Still have another 4-5 from Wednesday and whatís coming in right now to boil off tomorrow. This is fun 22224
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    I ran the vac just long enough to pull about 20...

    I ran the vac just long enough to pull about 20 gallons of yellow ďjunkĒ that had been sitting in tube from the 70 degrees we had Thursday. After about 1/2 hour, nothing came in, so I shut down. ...
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    This week was good with boils on both Tuesday and...

    This week was good with boils on both Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm pretty sure I have the new H20 Even Flow auto draw dialed in...

    First boil on Tuesday was up and down as I kept fighting foam in...
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    That’s a lot of sap Kevin. Maybe time for that...

    That’s a lot of sap Kevin. Maybe time for that silo you‘ve been thinking about.
    What’s the sugar?
    Although temps were forecast to be in 40’s last night, it got cold enough down by the creek that...
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    Same up here in the Federation of Kirtland...

    Same up here in the Federation of Kirtland Hills...it was pouring in as of mid afternoon - including 160+ gal of water removed by the RO, I pulled 370 gal of 1 1/2% by 9pm.

    Had to stop the RO at...
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    OK so who's going to be boiling tomorrow besides...

    OK so who's going to be boiling tomorrow besides me? Finally the stars are all lined up, which is good since after 3 weekends preparing and waiting - there's absolutely nothing left to do to get...
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    Sure is. Now maybe CDL can take over the Clear...

    Sure is. Now maybe CDL can take over the Clear Press market should Leader bow out.
    That would ice the puck. Grin
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    Played a bit of hooky this am...son told me to...

    Played a bit of hooky this am...son told me to stay home as he had everything under control.

    Now have all but one area tapped (at 270) and got vac up and running, sap's at 2% and running like a...
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    March 2nd and no boil yet at the "Federation of...

    March 2nd and no boil yet at the "Federation of Kirtland Hills":mad:...Got about 80 taps in the north woods area tonight and still have about 40-50 to go over there, plus another 30 or so by the...
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    Did a good rinse and got the CDL hobby RO all...

    Did a good rinse and got the CDL hobby RO all dialed in yesterday then finished tapping the back woods, sap was running pretty good. Today was spent cleaning tanks, installing the new H20 auto-draw,...
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    Jason, what's sugar content? I'm planning to be...

    Jason, what's sugar content? I'm planning to be ready to boil this week
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    Kevin - Did you get that new woods all setup and...

    Kevin - Did you get that new woods all setup and tapped?
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    About 100 out of 170 tapped in the back woods...

    About 100 out of 170 tapped in the back woods this afternoon, but still have to finish that and the 150 or so in north and front woods. Had to get in with the Tundra as snow is 18”+ up there. Haven’t...
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    This weekend looks good enough for me in the...

    This weekend looks good enough for me in the Federation of Kirtland Hills..:cool:
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