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  1. #791
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    Nice vac levels. Show off. Haha.

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  2. #792
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudr View Post
    Nice vac levels. Show off. Haha.

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    I went back this afternoon to see how one of the lines that was disconnected and laying on the ground was doing after I fixed it. It is doing fine


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    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    2012: Converted the flat pan to continuous flow. 33 buckets. 9.5 gallons made
    2015: New to me Lapierre 18x60 raised flue, new shack, new everything!! 59 taps 23.75 gallons made
    2016: 85 taps 19 gallons
    2017: Purchased 2.5 acres and tubed half with 3/16. 145 taps total 49.25 gallons made
    2018: 200 taps. 162 on 3/16ths 38 on buckets
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  3. #793
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    Default question on tree size....

    So i only have 10 taps in, mostly in Sugar maples in the woods. But I have this huge Norway Maple near the house, and a monster 8' circumference Silver maple.

    So I put taps into both of those big trees. The Norway made a gallon of sap yesterday, but the Silver, which is in full sun in the yard all alone, has done almost nothing.

    Do the larger trees take longer to thaw? I was sure that the Silver would produce a bunch given its open sun area, and large size.

  4. #794
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    Usually silver maples are a pain to get any sap out of on buckets. If you get any sap, it will most likely be a small amount compared to a sugar maple plus a low sugar content.

  5. #795
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    So the silver maple is not a good gravity runner? i was wondering as the other trees, albeit only a day or so, are really dripping.

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    Rich, my experience has been that silvers run alot like reds. Some trees will fill the bucket while others barely keep the bottom of the bucket wet.

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    got in 15 taps today all on buckets, most were running good, still have 25 to go, hope to get the rest in tommorow

  8. #798
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    I tapped 60 trees on 2/13/18...traditional buckets/taps. Bucket bottoms were barely covered on 2/14/18...didn’t collect. Collected late this afternoon (2/15/18) and yielded 53 gallons of sap. I have 2 55-gallon food-grade barrels to fill. I’m planning to boil Saturday...hope to have enough sap (including what I collect during the boil) to get 3 gallons of syrup. I’ll report back later.

    Good luck!
    Dino

    Ps...this is my third year....evolved from milk jugs and miscellaneous pots, boiling in the woods, to 60 traditional buckets and taps with a 2x4 ft stailess steel pan and firebrick lined fire pit. Most of my sugar maples are tapped so now it’s just trying to be more efficient! Learning lots from this site...thanks!
    Last edited by Dinorocks; 02-15-2018 at 05:11 PM.

  9. #799
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    Flow was halfway decent the last two days, got about 235 gallons out of 188 taps. Buckets are just about stopped and the tubing is still running a little bit. Sugar content is the worst I've seen since I started checking sap eight years ago or so. Put 165 gallons through the evaporator today and am knocking on the door for the first draw.
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    2012: Converted the flat pan to continuous flow. 33 buckets. 9.5 gallons made
    2015: New to me Lapierre 18x60 raised flue, new shack, new everything!! 59 taps 23.75 gallons made
    2016: 85 taps 19 gallons
    2017: Purchased 2.5 acres and tubed half with 3/16. 145 taps total 49.25 gallons made
    2018: 200 taps. 162 on 3/16ths 38 on buckets
    www.wnybass.com

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    Marginal flow today with 60 degree temps. I am going to collect tomorrow and probably boil Saturday. The cool off should keep the sap from spoiling.
    New for 2019 Smoky Lake 2x6 fuel-oil fired, raised flue, hoods, SSR
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    200 taps, 100 on tubing 100 buckets
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