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    Big sap again yesterday, 7,200 gals from 4,000 taps. 1,600 were tapped in January with the zap bac spouts. Caught up to last year to date total and should surpass it tomorrow. Back to winter tomorrow night, then more big sap next week.

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    Thanks for your answers on this a couple weeks ago. You were right, and indeed the sap did start running again just fine!

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    My guess is that your weather was like mine with no freezes from Wednesday till now, Saturday night. Buckets don't do too well in that situation. Tubing with good vacuum, that's the ticket. I pulled in 10,000 gals this last run. A day to refuel and clean tanks, evaporator, etc....then more sap Monday!

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    Van, if you're not careful, you will need to buy more barrels again and then sell at an additional farmer's market to sell it all. How will you get any time to fish that way?
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
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    Besides the expense of building a warehouse to house more barrels, there goes the boat!
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    No worries selling my crop Dave, and I have lots of room for barrels. I am done for the year. Average year for me. For those still going up north, good luck.

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    Yes, I remember all of the room you had.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Well, guess Iím not done. Good freeze last night for the upper bushes and Iíll be boiling again tomorrow. Still 1.6% and looks, tastes, and test boils fine. Good thing I just cleaned the ro and evaporator.

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    I had a freeze the last 2 nights, but my trees have green on a good number of them, just a hint of green.
    Last edited by maple flats; 04-14-2019 at 06:07 PM.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Back to boiling.

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    Now I’m done with another three barrels filled. Started cleaning up today and getting ready for next year. Still tanks to bring in and taps to pull.

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