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    Default Northeast Ohio?

    When do the NE Ohio sugarers plan on tapping? Of course it depends on the weather but I hope to be tapped by the first week of Feb.
    Now just a sap producer. Hopefully 1000+ taps for 2020
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    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
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    I'm looking at Feb myself, we'll see what happens after this cold blast get through here.
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    Chris Im hoping the cold lasts at least 3 more weeks. I am just not ready yet. Going to vac for the first time so Im in the process of setting that up. Have a new evaporator this year too. I returned hour PM by the way.
    Now just a sap producer. Hopefully 1000+ taps for 2020
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    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
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    i agree with you heus, im not even ready yet i need two more weeks but three would be better

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    My hood should be here next week. So we could be pretty much ready once it's plumbed in. We are getting very excited for the season to start and will be watching when all of you tap.

    Adam

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    Hi guys, I don't expect to tap here until the end of the month at best... maybe the 26th if it warms up some. Looks like decent temps this Sat and Sun, but it's supposed to be windy which could shut it down. This weekend could be good for some work outside but, all next week looks like it never gets above 27, so the 26th at best and maybe even a bit later.

    Anyway, I've been working on a new dump tank with an automatic bilge pump to transfer sap up into the big collection tanks and save my arms - so holding off doesn't bother me too much.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
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    It looks like the 28th or so, the current blast of cold weather will have moved through and the temps look decent. I'm still a rookie and depend on the recommendations and actions of the experienced guys to help guide me on when to tap the first tree of the season.
    2012 50 taps on a homemade 2x4 arch w/ WSE pans
    2011 1st year -24 taps on a 2x2 homemade flat pan

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    I think I will go ahead and tap tomorrow. I know it is going to freeze back up over the next few days, but it will be warmer by the end of next week and I have more daylight hours on the weekend to work with. Besides you never know if we might get an early warm up again this year and end the season early. Gotta make hay while the sun is shining, oh wrong season, but same concept.
    25 Taps in 2012
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    Did you tap, big guy?

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    I did, got a whole 75 gallon before it froze up again and now it seems like Monday before any real chance of more.
    25 Taps in 2012
    100+ Taps on Bags in 2013
    200 in 2014
    New A&A 2x6 for 2013
    Dreaming Big!

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