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  1. #1
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    Default Tapping in Tioga County

    We have started tapping January the 18th and have a long time to go. Hopefully I have enough tapped to make alittle syrup this week. Try out the new evaporator and make sure everything else works.
    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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    Finally got the new one hooked up? Good luck this year.

    Scott
    2017
    7,000 high vac taps
    6x16 leader evap
    2200 GPH Lapierre Turbo RO
    2400 GPH Springtech RO
    To many tanks to count


    www.waysidemaplefarms.com
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    Hey Scott! Got it all hooked up and Nick came down to make sure everything was hooked up and right. Then the big wigs came down from Canada and fine tuned the motors and made sure it was working like it should. Watching the air bubbles in the back pan is really neet. Sounds like a train coming in. Looks like we have a couple of days when sap should run so I hope I will be able to try this baby out. LOL Cant wait!! Keep in touch
    Richard
    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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    Sugarmaster, good luck with the season. What do you have? Air injection in the flue pan?
    136 on high vacuum for 2019
    A&A 2X8, raised flue evaporator
    hood, parallel flow pre heater and air over fire
    12X28 sugar shack

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    Default Covington

    Haven't tapped yet. Came across a sheep farmer with a 250 gal stainless tank on a trailer he uses to water his sheep. He's letting me borrow it for sap! I just ordered an evap from A &A Metal Shop over in Ulysses, a few weeks ago. I hope it comes before I REALLY need it. I also am buying two 275gal poly tanks. Need to build a stand to put one on for a holding tank before the evap.
    I should have about 50 taps this year.
    2011 and prior
    40+ gravity
    transport to a friends evap
    borrowed 4 wheeler as a mule

    2012
    40 Gravity (buckets and main line tubing)
    Boil over open oan
    Borrowed 4-wheeler as a mule

    2013
    50+ taps
    2X3 Evap from A&A Metal Shop
    Barn built from pallets
    borrowed 4-wheeler.

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    Tapped in Little Marsh January 12. Made modifications and adjustments on the run. Good luck all!

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    Started tapping today. Hope to finish up by Sunday night.
    Brookfield Maple Products
    Lapierre, USA Dealer
    Certified Organic
    +/-4500 taps on Vacuum
    3x12 Natural Gas Evaporaor
    Lapierre Piggy Back
    Lapierre 1200g/hr RO

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    Good Luck Bud. I plan on starting maybe Sunday if I get my new mainlines situated. Looking to take adavantage of a 4 day weekend next week.
    Jared

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    Hey Bud! Nice to see you on here!
    I just got a call from A&A Metal Shop in Ulysses...my evaporator is ready for pickup!! Psyched! Couldnt be better timing!
    2011 and prior
    40+ gravity
    transport to a friends evap
    borrowed 4 wheeler as a mule

    2012
    40 Gravity (buckets and main line tubing)
    Boil over open oan
    Borrowed 4-wheeler as a mule

    2013
    50+ taps
    2X3 Evap from A&A Metal Shop
    Barn built from pallets
    borrowed 4-wheeler.

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    Got another 500+ in today. Fixed starter in sap truck, hooked up new double lines to vacuum pump. Still have to get RO and evaporator ready, and clean big tank on the hill. Hoping to have 6 guys tapping all weekend, and everything ready by Sunday night.
    Rob, good luck with the new evaporator, you should stop by my place when you go to pick it up.
    Jared, good to here from you, good luck this year, let me know if you need anything.
    Brookfield Maple Products
    Lapierre, USA Dealer
    Certified Organic
    +/-4500 taps on Vacuum
    3x12 Natural Gas Evaporaor
    Lapierre Piggy Back
    Lapierre 1200g/hr RO

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