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    Default Not much time left

    We did get a good freeze over the weekend and the sap started running again today. I only got 55 gallons today, but I hope for a big day tomorrow. The forecast gives a couple freezing nights this week, but temps as high as 65 so the trees are not going to hold back the buds much longer. I have boiled just over 1,000 gallons and usually boil 1,600 - 1,900. I sure hope to have a few good days before it is all over.
    2' x 6' / Kawasaki Mule 610/twin 35 gal. tanks
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    My sap is getting cloudy . I only got 15 gal. From 60 taps today .

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    Mine was not cloudy today, but it was foamy when I dumped it into the tank. I have seen that before so I think I have good sap. I will start boiling again tomorrow after work.
    2' x 6' / Kawasaki Mule 610/twin 35 gal. tanks
    Arctic Cat TRV 650/Trailer w/ 60 gal. tank & 5 gal. jugs
    In the foothills of Appalachia
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    Some of my sap today was slightly yellow, but not cloudy yet. I got 110 gallons today and it is supposed to freeze tonight and get very warm again. I hope I can keep up. I am not a fan of weekday boiling, but I have no choice. When the sap runs, we run!
    2' x 6' / Kawasaki Mule 610/twin 35 gal. tanks
    Arctic Cat TRV 650/Trailer w/ 60 gal. tank & 5 gal. jugs
    In the foothills of Appalachia
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    my taps are running good here in knox county collected today collected around 750 gallons off 600 taps cooked all day made 7 gal of syrup my syrup is still nice and light im between vermont fancy and grade A medium so im hopen it will last a little wile yet,stopped cookin tonight i still have 425 gal of sap to cook tomorrow plus what we have to gather tomorrow.
    3x8 water/loo small brothers evaporator
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    Collected 70 gallons yesterday - sap getting darker. 70 today with storms and no freezing nights until at least Saturday/Sunday is not encouraging.
    2' x 6' / Kawasaki Mule 610/twin 35 gal. tanks
    Arctic Cat TRV 650/Trailer w/ 60 gal. tank & 5 gal. jugs
    In the foothills of Appalachia
    http://www.facebook.com/newmanmaple

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    Default about to pull the plug

    It looks like my season is comimg to an end sap from my tubing has a yellow tint to it sugar at 1.5% syrup is grade "B" cleaned pans on saturday pressure washed all tanks etc. with hot water and after boiling 1500 gallons pans look worse than before I cleaned them. My buckets are at 2.5% so I probably will boil what I can get from them, but the tubing has been shut down what a disappointing season. Some tell me I should be running vacuum and an R.O. and I wouldn't have this problem. Anyones input on this would be much appreciated. Hope everyone is having better luck than I am.

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    I cannot help you about an RO, but I would not do without vacuum . I make as much syrup from 400 taps on vacuum as I did 750 buckets. There is no better and cheaper up grade than vacuum.
    Maple Syrup producer of 40+years
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    You guys are about done and we have not had a first run yet!

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    Woodburner, are your trees still holding out, i don't think we're seeing any openning buds over here. But then my eyes are that good.
    John Allin

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