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  1. #2571
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    shipped sap this morning, sugar way down but quality seems ok so were still in it until i get the word
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    Have to go check my tank but my sap guy opened the drain this morning as his smelled bad....
    William
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  3. #2573
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    Found 300 gallons of milky 1%. Let it go. Boiled in rig last night. Now for the cleanup.
    William
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    Sounds like you had a great season.

    Spud

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    Made 40 gallons yesterday. Flavor was heading into the realm of what I call "malty". Sap flow at the releasers stopped, and by the time we finished boiling by chasing the sweet with permeate, the syrup wasn't filtering very well. Done Done Done..........
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    about .8gal/tap overnight, testing 1% but seems to good enough for buyer
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    shipped another load this morning and got the word this afternoon we are shutting it down. still getting a good deal of sap but quality was gone.
    looks like about 6.3lbs/tap or .57gal/tap.
    next week looks like some cooler nights, I wonder if some of the real cold spots can hang on.
    ready to yank spouts and move on!
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    So I see my first of the season sugarhouse boiling yesterday. Iím wondering how they have made out starting this early. With a big operation Iím sure they will be awhile before there done tapping.
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    That is unbelievable. But I suppose we have technically had the weather for it. Personally with my 100-150 tap set up I will be waiting, but that was probably quite a site to see before January


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    We finished installing the final telephone pole at our new collection station (sap shack), run most of the 1 1/4" mainline, and are working on the elevated portions of the 2" pump line and 1 1/2" vacuum line tomorrow. We hope to have both tightened and tied to the point where they are reachable on foot from the ground this week. Once we have those lines done we can setup the sap shack and then install sap lines.

    It's coming fast and right around the corner.

    Mike
    Tapping since 1985 (four generations back to early to mid 1900s). 200-250 taps on buckets and then tubing in the mid 90s. 2013- 275 taps w/sap puller 25 gal. 2014-295 taps w/sap puller 55 ga. (re-tapped to vacuum theory) 2015-330 taps full vac. 65 gal, 2016-400 taps 105 gal, 2017-400 taps 95 gal. 2018-additional 800' mainline and maybe 400 new taps for a total near 800 taps. 2x6 Leader WSE (last year on it) supported by a 250 gph RO.

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