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  1. #1131
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    Just finished putting out 30 more taps for a total of 44 on bags. Have 14 more that I could put out. May wait a few more weeks for those. Early ones have CV spouts. These ones are clear seasonal. Want to see if I notice any difference.
    Last edited by Chickenman; 02-10-2019 at 01:29 PM.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
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  2. #1132
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudr View Post
    The fish wont be biting today, drill holes in trees not ice today! Haha
    Probably shoulda. Weather is looking brutal From Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    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) New NextGen RO 63 gallons made
    2019: 210 taps 73.5 gallons made
    www.wnybass.com

  3. #1133
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    1500 taps in this weekend. Need about three more good nights after school to finish. Looks like there may be run this Thursday or Friday that I will hopefully be ready for.
    Steward's Dairy Farm
    3x10 Leader Vortex Maxflue Revolution pans and steamaway
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  4. #1134
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    I put in 140 of the 3/16ths taps after work today. Only one line I couldn't get done because it was on the ground, separated at a T where a branch must have come down on it last week in the wind. Hopefully I can get that fixed up before the soaking rains start tomorrow. Probably wait a week or so for the buckets.
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    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) New NextGen RO 63 gallons made
    2019: 210 taps 73.5 gallons made
    www.wnybass.com

  5. #1135
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    Suddenly second guessing my decision to tap. lol
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    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) New NextGen RO 63 gallons made
    2019: 210 taps 73.5 gallons made
    www.wnybass.com

  6. #1136
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnybassman View Post
    Suddenly second guessing my decision to tap. lol
    Nah. I still plan to tap tomorrow even though it might freeze up for a week. It's a chance to work out any bugs early before the big runs. Holding off on buckets though.
    New for 2019 Smoky Lake 2x6 fuel-oil fired, raised flue, hoods, SSR
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse (in the city)
    200 taps, 160 on Shurflo and Lunchbox vac, 40 Buckets
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  7. #1137
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    I'm not sure I'd say I'm second guessing, but I am pretty frustrated with how the forecast has changed.

  8. #1138
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    I don't know which is worse waiting for the weather to stabilize to tap or waiting for it to get warm so we can collect from the taps that are out. I've collected about 100 gallons of sap, made 3 quarts of syrup and have 50 gallons of 5 gallon ice cubes, and 44 empty bags swinging in the breeze.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, 72 taps
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

  9. #1139
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Sugarmaker View Post
    Nah. I still plan to tap tomorrow even though it might freeze up for a week. It's a chance to work out any bugs early before the big runs. Holding off on buckets though.
    I do hope it at least loosens up enough to flush the lines. Talking a lot of wind through this little warm spell the next two days, so I am not expecting much.
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    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) New NextGen RO 63 gallons made
    2019: 210 taps 73.5 gallons made
    www.wnybass.com

  10. #1140
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    I tapped on 2/3 - all drop lines and buckets. Collected about 55 gallons total. 7 of which to fill the evap. I am newer to the hobby and have seen talk of tapping to early?

    Roughly 50 taps

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