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  1. #701
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    My smaller trees have been dripping and my large trees are just starting. I think you're right Monday and Tuesday and I think I am done here my trees are almost full bloom.

    I have a walk in cooler at my disposal so I keep it there till I can cook it.

    Still haven't gone to my other property to find my buckets. I don't want to know how many I lost.

  2. #702
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    Had collected 80 gallons this morning and fired up late morning. Had a nice steady flow of visitors today, always nice! Sap has been running since 10:00 or so, so that will give my dad something to do tomorrow. Looks like I have Wednesday off from work, which might be very be good!
    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
    www.wnybass.com

  3. #703
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnybassman View Post
    Had collected 80 gallons this morning and fired up late morning. Had a nice steady flow of visitors today, always nice! Sap has been running since 10:00 or so, so that will give my dad something to do tomorrow. Looks like I have Wednesday off from work, which might be very be good!
    Do you host for Maple Weekend?
    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. #704
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Sugarmaker View Post
    Do you host for Maple Weekend?
    No, just an open invite for friends and family today
    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
    www.wnybass.com

  5. #705
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    Just finished emptying pans and giving them a once over , had to start a fire just to thaw them, going to clean collecting tanks tomorrow, hoping to get something to boil in the afternoon. My few yards trees are just barely dripping. The stuff I pulled out of my pans is dark, I am starting to boil it down, but with 12-15 gallons it will take a while on my little finisher, not going to bother with my 2x4 finisher today, maybe tomorrow. At least giving the pans a quick cleaning today will help make the end of the season clean up faster.
    2008 700 ranger xp sap hauler/45 hp 4x4 tractor/028 super stihl
    2x4 mason hobby/blower/new for 2014 smoky lake hybrid pan
    2014 300ish buckets and still need bigger evaporator/14 x 20 square log shack
    2015 2x6 drop flue phaneuf approx. 325 buckets, 1 year older, not sure about the smarter part ?
    gets expensive in a hurry!!

  6. #706
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    Got 250 gal, mostly overnight. Boiled that in tonight. Hoping for a good run the next couple of days. Seems the trees were just starting to run good tonight, but think we will get a hard enough freeze to shut them down for the night.
    270 Taps
    2x6 Home made
    Sap Shack 20x20
    4 Shurflo diaphragm pumps

  7. #707
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    I don't recall seeing this article posted before but this seems consistent with what most people are reporting about low sugar sap.

    http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/ho...thirsty-maples
    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. #708
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    Nice article
    New Holland 4055
    250 taps on buckets
    500 on vacuum
    2x6 mason
    My 3 little helpers
    1 wife that likes me out of the house. LOL

  9. #709
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    Went through 285 gallons last night. The sweet in the pan was dark and then it lightened back up. I think I am still making medium. Taps were still running last night so we will see what I have tonight. Looking forward to another hard freeze to catch up on bottling.
    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.

  10. #710
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    We boiled in 220 last night too. Went out and found just about all of my taps were loose, probably from the long deep freeze. Did a lot of tonking to tighten them up. Got another 250 overnight. Will see what the day brings on top of that. Tried some of the CV spouts on 2 of my tanks this year and already I am seeing a difference on the quantity and quality of the sap for those runs. My lowest tap count, about 56, is way out producing my 69 taps without the CV's. Hmmm....
    270 Taps
    2x6 Home made
    Sap Shack 20x20
    4 Shurflo diaphragm pumps

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