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  1. #841
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    Got the last of it today with 130 gallons or so of 2%. So that was at least 2 GPT on gravity. I so wish I was running vac. Hopefully the rest of this season turns out okay.
    CDL 2x6 Raised Flue
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse (in the city)
    200 taps
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnybassman View Post
    I am likely going to have to dump a half a tank of sap in the morning. Too much at once and with that warmth I just couldn't keep up with it. Got real cloudy late in the day. At 1.2% I guess it doesn't hurt my feelings. 3 hours of sleep two nights ago and 1 1/2 hours last night. Can't do much more than that.

    On a positive note I bottled the first 8 gallons today and it all stayed Amber Rich. I would have put money on it going much darker.

    I really don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about the rest of the season. Seems once you start battling cloudy sap it a problem from there on out. I'd like to see the sugar bump up a little too. Maybe I'm just tired and cranky lol
    RO? I think it makes sugaring more relaxing and even more fun.
    CDL 2x6 Raised Flue
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse (in the city)
    200 taps
    https://www.facebook.com/flowercitymaple

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  3. #843
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    So collected tonight 33 taps 40gal. Sap since yesterday only 2 buckets with cloudy sap that I had to dump, boiling on friday

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    Bassman said he's going to build two RO units this summer and sell one to me. I will give him a quart or two of syrup for his labor.


    Been my best three day stretch of my young career. Looking forward to a break, and I know my wife is too. Been all dark/robust until tonight's batch which is likely very dark/strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudr View Post
    Bassman said he's going to build two RO units this summer and sell one to me. I will give him a quart or two of syrup for his labor.


    Been my best three day stretch of my young career. Looking forward to a break, and I know my wife is too. Been all dark/robust until tonight's batch which is likely very dark/strong.

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    Hey, I might need that quart or two!! lol

    But yeah, an RO has got to be in my future.
    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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    Not much for good freezes in the forecast the next 2 weeks. I hope it's inaccurate in our favor.
    CDL 2x6 Raised Flue
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
    20x20 garage converted to sugarhouse (in the city)
    200 taps
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Sugarmaker View Post
    Not much for good freezes in the forecast the next 2 weeks. I hope it's inaccurate in our favor.
    Not as good of a freeze as I was hoping last night. This morning ground still soft and no skim ice on puddles. Was 29 when I got up. Accuweather is showing teens and low 20's late next week.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wnybassman View Post
    Not as good of a freeze as I was hoping last night. This morning ground still soft and no skim ice on puddles. Was 29 when I got up. Accuweather is showing teens and low 20's late next week.
    I was hoping for another run on Sunday but as it's been stated the weather isn't that cold. What is everyone's thoughts?

  9. #849
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    Gonna boil some off tonight after work. Temps in my area look to have lows in high 20's and low 30's. Probably not ideal but still should flow once it warms, correct? Got a little desparate the other day and got some snow from a local plaza to put around my storage barrels. People were probably wondering what the heck I was doing. Haha. The stuff syrup makes us do!
    Last edited by Troutman10; Today at 09:56 AM.
    2011: Turkey Fryer, 3 Taps, 1 Quart!
    2012: Crude Block Setup, 14 Taps & 2.5 Gal. Syrup
    2013-2016: Fuel Tank w/ Steam Pans, 20 Taps and between 4.5-6.5 Gallons
    2017: Next Gen Maple 2x3 Hobby setup, 25 taps & 4.5 Gal.
    2018: 34 taps & ____ Gal.

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