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  1. #181
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    I'm hoping sap returns going into the weekend....my pan is finally sweetened just as the sap ran out. Already have to clean some mold outta my storage tanks
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

  2. #182
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    Still no sap as of last night

    Frickin' warm spells.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

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    Its been chilly, but, I'm not sure its been cold enough. Hopefully we get one more run. I'll be lucky to get 2 gallons if we don't.

    sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by eustis22 View Post
    I'm hoping sap returns going into the weekend....my pan is finally sweetened just as the sap ran out. Already have to clean some mold outta my storage tanks
    I was in the same boat last Thursday. Got my 2x4 sweetened....then the that first Nor-easter, a cold few days, and now a 2nd Nor-easter and cold temps. through the weekend. I made 3 gallons of syrup and then drained my pan and will finish on a fryer today. I don't want to risk losing my sweet. I'd probably be fine letting it sit. Just don't want to risk it.
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    Had a few small runs this weekend and boiled about another 80 or so gallons. I will probably pull that out of the pan and finish it one night this week. It will probably slow for a few days after the storm and then get flowing again. I will try and pile up a bunch of snow for sap storage over the next week or so.

    sam

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    I will be pumpong about 140 gallons into mny holding tank tonight....sap ran great the last 3/4 days in haverhill.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

  7. #187
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    Still running great. I'm hoping my RO pumps gets here before I amass 200 gallons. I['d like to thin out my sap herd.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

  8. #188
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    I shut down my lines last night. I on't yet have season totals as I pumped 140 gallons into the holding tank for ROing tomorrow. My first ROing ran thru 110 gallons over 9 hours giving me 35 gallons of 6% sap. Turned into a 3 hour boil. But I had a heavy niter buildup going on in my syrup channel so I had a hard time with foaming. Took a tour of some Maine sugar shacks over Maple Sunday and asked the pros to sample my syrup. 2/3 said it was very tasty (I wil concede the pros do it much better as the samples I had were amazing). Third guy "Burnt". Me: "What????" It was a letdown, yes, but I learned my lesson. Clean after every boil. Burning all pine helps a LOT with cooldown time so I'll be doing that next year going forward. I love my new Mason and getting pretty fond of the RO.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

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