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    2,000+ gals sap = full barrel and canner today. 200 gals finished so far.

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    Van, About how many taps do you have all together? And on how many acres?
    2012- (first year), 7 taps, 3 quarts of syrup boiled on a borrowed turkey fryer.
    2013- (second year), 41 taps, very close to 4 gallons of syrup (and some candy) made so far.

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    another barrel and a bit yesterday, back to light amber. I'm up to around 3,500 with 100+ old taps to put in and then a new sugarbush to open up this week. not sure how many acres I tap, but I have permission to tap over 2,000 acres. I never will do that though. Happy working by myself. I should be around 4,000 taps this year. still haven't made up my mind on the auto drawoff.

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    If you want an auto draw off, i have a new marcland in the box that i will sell.
    4x14 Hurricane Force 5
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    7800 Taps on vac.
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    just got one today, thanks randy. Needed other stuff, so figured what the heck! no sapping today though, dentist visit. arhggg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainvan View Post
    dentist visit. arhggg.
    Too much sugar in your diet....? Seems like a maplers occupational hazard.
    2011 30 taps (first year)
    2012 35 taps (the lost year)
    2013 16 taps
    Wood-fired home-made evaporator
    Glenlivet-fired operator

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    We have finally 1000 taps in and 1000 to go before the next run. I expect this weekend. NOAA says a high of 35 tomorrow then way colder for most of the rest of the week. Dentist! You've met my business partner, Adam, he just had his tooth pulled last month. It is the one for the last 3 years he told me it would hurt when we would have syrup. If it was too thin then it didn't hurt. I guess we have to depend on the hydrometer now.
    We are working in Phoenicia quite a bit lately. We will try to stop by if we get a chance in the next couple of weeks.
    Millbrook Maple
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    Store - Arkville, NY
    Saphouse - Somewhere in witness protection area.
    2.5 X 8 1990 Grimm Lightning
    600 GPH RO
    2000 Taps and growing each season
    30 Buckets
    Always looking for more sap!

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    650 Taps in yesterday. Half way there. Looks like good sappin weather for the weekend. Happy Tapping Jody!!
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    3 x 10 Waterloo Thunder bolt oil fired
    2000+ Taps and Growing on High Vacuum

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    600 tapped, sap house is ready. 200+ more to go in this weekend on the cold side of the valley. First boil was 2/22 in 2012, maybe the same day in 2013? Here's to a good season for all..
    Riverdale Farm & Forest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dar-View Maple View Post
    650 Taps in yesterday. Half way there. Looks like good sappin weather for the weekend. Happy Tapping Jody!!
    Brad and Swett
    We were wondering what you guys are up to. I'm going to try to get Adam over there this year. Keep March 16th planned for the hotel. Sap or not it is going to be our last Detour show. Also, we got a new pump for this season. If you guys want to get a releaser and moisture trap, I'm sure we can let you borrow it for the season if you want to get started with vac this year. 15" would be better than none. You know where to find me.
    Millbrook Maple
    Catskill Mountains
    Store - Arkville, NY
    Saphouse - Somewhere in witness protection area.
    2.5 X 8 1990 Grimm Lightning
    600 GPH RO
    2000 Taps and growing each season
    30 Buckets
    Always looking for more sap!

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