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  1. #711
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    I went about a full grade lighter, maybe more. I'm happy, never did that before.
    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 of it this year. 140 taps total
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  2. #712
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    Yep, so did we. Went from dark to a light medium. Shutting down for the night and will see what the weekend brings. Looks like warm weather for us all next week. Probably a season killer. Got another 450 gal in today.
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  3. #713
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    Picked up 180 gallons of beautiful, clear sap today. Just finished. Back to medium but I won't for certain until it's filtered. Looks like one more good run coming here. I am very glad I staggered my bucket tapping. I am getting a lot more sap now than I would otherwise. The oldest buckets are really slowing down.

    With the fat buds I am thinking this weekend might be it. No off flavors yet, but I have close to a "full crop" for a gravity setup I guess. Still haven't really made dark though. I think it's the new tubing and only a single pass through the RO. Last year I was doing 2 passes and I think it affects the color.
    Mason 2x4 XL with AUF/AOF and float box
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse
    2015: 80 taps, 21 gallons made
    2016: 143 buckets, 32 gallons made
    2017: 90 on tubing and maybe another 60 on buckets
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  4. #714
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    I had the day off today so my dad finished boiling the 100+ gallons remaining while I bottled what needed to be bottled up to date. Worked perfect, he killed the fire as I was finishing cleaning everything up. I had two pots of dark and one lighter (the middle one for this run) but blended all together kept it all in robust.

    I think I've only got one more run left in me, and my trees. I'll be pushing 50 gallons if it is a halfway decent run.
    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 of it this year. 140 taps total
    www.wnybass.com

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    Broke over 40 gallons bottled tonight for the season so far. I think I have only one run left in me too. I'm thinking around 45-47 gallons for the season on somewhere between 180-190 taps all on gravity by the end of this coming weekend. I guess I would consider that a full crop if a quart per tap is normal without vacuum. I'm ready to move on to spring and work on sales so I can justify more toys. I really want a bigger rig and a heated room in the sugar house for the RO.
    Mason 2x4 XL with AUF/AOF and float box
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse
    2015: 80 taps, 21 gallons made
    2016: 143 buckets, 32 gallons made
    2017: 90 on tubing and maybe another 60 on buckets
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  6. #716
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    Still plugging away. Finishing up the 150 gallons collected today, another 30 to go. Running good right now, probably another 100+ by morning. 1.7% this afternoon
    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 of it this year. 140 taps total
    www.wnybass.com

  7. #717
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    Boiled 200 gallons last night. I think the leftovers I collect today is probably it. They were still flowing pretty good at 6pm last night when I collected. I test boiled on the stove because I was paranoid about buddy sap but it's still okay. A lot more trees have swelling buds now and looking at the forecast, it appears it's over.

    Really weird season, but I should hopefully hit my 50 gallon goal tonight.
    Mason 2x4 XL with AUF/AOF and float box
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse
    2015: 80 taps, 21 gallons made
    2016: 143 buckets, 32 gallons made
    2017: 90 on tubing and maybe another 60 on buckets
    https://www.facebook.com/flowercitymaple

    Ask me how I'm paying my home off in less than 7 years and how you can too without changing your current budget. PM me to find out.

  8. #718
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    With the up coming forecast, I called it a season today after the boil. . Time to clean the tanks, buckets and lines.
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    1 wife that likes me out of the house. LOL

  9. #719
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    Boiled a 100 today, got about 45 in the tank and will add tomorrow mornings collection to it and call it good. Then on to the worst part of the season. lol
    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 of it this year. 140 taps total
    www.wnybass.com

  10. #720
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    We gathered 500+ today. One of our 4 tanks was really nasty, so will keep that sap for the 2 month soak to clean the pans. Have another tank that is close to done, but the 2 that are on the CV spouts are really running strong... Will boil tomorrow yet and maybe even Monday. Then I think we will be done as well.
    270 Taps
    2x6 Home made
    Sap Shack 20x20
    4 Shurflo diaphragm pumps

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