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    Yup, getting close to game time! My 2x6 will be delivered on Monday! tomorrow will be spent preparing for its arrival!
    FIRST GENERATION SUGARMAKER
    First boil 2/22/2012! Went Pefect!
    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
    20'x30' Sugarhouse

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    http://www.sugarbush.info/forums/index.php ------Same foolish questions and the same foolish answers---I won't be spending much time there. They've got the Gov giving all of his out dated advice there!!
    2 1/2 x8 Lapierre Waterloo-Small (oil fired)
    Leader Steamaway
    1200 gph Lapierre RO
    1800 taps
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ks/Sugarhouse/


    Mike Christian
    505 Main St. Orwell, Vt.

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    I will go there now and again just another mapleplace to visit. Brian did a good job with it though....I only have a few years experience and I was that first year guy asking the same questions just a few years ago, I have to admitt those questions do get repetative but I still try to offer a little advice when I have time...although time has been a little precious as of late.
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

    www.willowcreeksugarhouse.com
    585 or so on Vacuum, about 35 on buckets/sap sacs
    Atlas Copco GVS 25A Rotary Vane vacuum pump
    MES horizontal electric releaser
    2x6 ss phaneuf Drop flue, Leader woodsaver blower, homemade hood
    300gph H2O RO
    husquvarna 562 XP
    only 10 months until the 2023 season get busy!!!

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    I did notice that there are alot of members of this site on that one? Why would we need two sites?
    FIRST GENERATION SUGARMAKER
    First boil 2/22/2012! Went Pefect!
    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
    20'x30' Sugarhouse

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    I to have been on both sites and enjoy them both. As far as repetative questions are concerned not every producer has the same amount of experience as others and I thought the idea of these type of sites was to educate producers on maple syrup production.
    Mike
    1000 taps on vac
    Delaval 78 vac pump
    rebuilt Vermont arch
    Smoky lake maple custom pans
    4 x 11 reverse flow
    Smoky Lake auto-draw
    Smoky lake 2x4 finisher
    wes fab short bank filter press
    600 gallon Zero tank and 4 cage tanks
    650 gallon surge tank
    Deer Run Maple 500 GPH RO
    https://www.facebook.com/WhaleysMapleSyrup?ref=hl

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    They did a nice job with Sugarbush.info. The Mapletrader has been around for awhile and there is alot of valuable information is buried in this website. I'll continue to use it as long as its up and running.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    1000 taps
    120 3/16 tubing
    And still some buckets
    Becker U5.70 Rotary vane
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
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    I think everyone is checking out the "new site"
    FIRST GENERATION SUGARMAKER
    First boil 2/22/2012! Went Pefect!
    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
    20'x30' Sugarhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplwrks View Post
    http://www.sugarbush.info/forums/index.php ------Same foolish questions and the same foolish answers---I won't be spending much time there. They've got the Gov giving all of his out dated advice there!!
    Never mind....................
    Last edited by allgreenmaple; 12-31-2011 at 06:28 AM.
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    I've never understood what everyone had against the gov. I became a member just after he was banned and he deleted most of his posts. I would rather hear advice from someone with experience than someone who has never made maple syrup.
    1000 taps on vac down to 3 buckets, 140 taps on gravity tubing, 75 on 4008 Shurflo
    2x6 Creekside Raised Flue Reverse Oil Fired evaporator
    CDL 18" vacuum filter
    NGMP 100 HPRO RO
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX, Long 510 sap haulers
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Where is everyone? Should be out in the woods! Now that the Christmas rush is over it is that time again. The fever is starting even if it is a low grade one for sugaring. We are taking the pumps
    and other gear out of storge and checking it over for problems. I think we will have an early year and I dont want to miss an early run. This week we are helping out a young new sugar maker. A neighbor, 7th grade, has been dreaming of this for 2 years now and finally Mom and Dad have agreed. He is starting out with the basics and history of making maple syrup. I sent my right hand man, Todd , out with Luke to teach him how to set up a small sugar bush with 1200 taps. It does my heart good to see this kid so excited when he goes out in the morning to work and at the end of the day, even when he is so tired, to be the same in starting the next day. So we all should remember to encourage these young folks whe they show an interest in learning to be a "Sugar Maker"
    I am a 3rd generation maple producer, with 80,000 taps & 28 sugar bushes.
    2 evaportors, 6x16 & 5x16 Water/Loo Small Turbos
    2 ROs, 1 2400 gph & 1 1800 gph
    2 10" filter press full banks
    Sap Tanks rangeing from 600 to 6000 g
    (Hired Boys says "All numbers subject to change" Ha Ha)

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