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  1. #1321
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    Hey all, we tapped our 324 yesterday...great day, but the snow was fun to move around! A few trees started to run after drilling. Should be a good week/weekend!!

  2. #1322
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    I started tapping today. I'll have 125 or so on vac this year. I set up at my new place so I have been very busy getting that ready. I'm thinking I could be boiling by Friday.
    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
    https://www.facebook.com/flowercitymaplesyrup/

  3. #1323
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    Arcade ny
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    Just finished getting the tanks situated. Got about an hour worth of tapping in today. Snow is extremely deep this year, anywhere from knee to belly high. Should have a little over 1200 taps this year. Canít wait for my 18 month old to taste some fresh syrup and maple candy! Hopefully it will make her be daddyís little helper.
    2019:250 gallons
    2020:324 gallons
    2021:?

  4. #1324
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    Here we go! Rochester area we had a little sap running yesterday just to clear out the lines. Running into the tank now so maybe boiling Wednesday night if we get the warm up that is forecast for Today and Wednesday. How long do you think you need to boil to protect the pan from freezing by increasing the sugar content? I have a 3X6 drop flu pan this year with no syrup pan connected to it. Would hate to freeze it up first use.
    2012 4 taps and a bunch of propane
    2013 12 taps and a new home made 1x2 flat pan fit to an old wood stove, more propane
    2014 40 on tube flowing down hill to a 1x2 and 3 steam pans on emergency arch. (Drowning in sap)
    2015. New 2x5 flat pan and much better arch. 1x2 on new rocket stove ( this thing cranks, can't wait to use it) 60 on tubing into 250 gal tank. 6 on buckets just for comparison and a little extra!
    2016. Not a good year with the mild weather winter.

  5. #1325
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy acres View Post
    Here we go! Rochester area we had a little sap running yesterday just to clear out the lines. Running into the tank now so maybe boiling Wednesday night if we get the warm up that is forecast for Today and Wednesday. How long do you think you need to boil to protect the pan from freezing by increasing the sugar content? I have a 3X6 drop flu pan this year with no syrup pan connected to it. Would hate to freeze it up first use.
    Iíve have my max flue combo freeze up I never had an issue. I just made sure my floats were working and started a small fire so the flames donít touch the pans. Once I seen some liquid between the flues I let her rip. Iím planting flushing my pans with permeate water every night. An hour before I want to boil Iím going to put a bullet heater in the opening to defrost the pans.
    2019:250 gallons
    2020:324 gallons
    2021:?

  6. #1326
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    As of mid day today we are all in.
    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

  7. #1327
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    Webster New York
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    As of Tuesday 83 taps are in. Was hoping for a run yesterday but didn't really happen. Was cold for a while needs a bit more warmth guess I'm just anxious to fire up my new corsair 😉
    2012.-2016 4-8 taps propane burner. Steam pan. 2- 3 quarts per year

    2017 12 taps. 50 gallon drum arch steam pan and a warmer. 1.5 gallons

    2018. 50 taps Homemade arch 300 gallon oil drum 3 steam pans 8.5 gallons

    2019. 50 taps. 8 gallons made

    2020. 70 taps. New smoky lake 2x4 pan modified homemade arch

    Webster New York

  8. #1328
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    Victor NY
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    Slow run for a 58 degree day. Still a lot of frost in the ground and trees. Did collect 600 gallons of really nice looking sap. Sugared the pans and got 2 draws of light syrup off the rig. This weekend looks to be good.
    Chris
    18 X 20 sugar shack
    1300 taps all on vac.
    2 by 8 Lapierre all stanless evaporator
    Steam Hood
    Lapierre 250 Turbo R.O.
    Polaris Ranger
    30 years experience

  9. #1329
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    UVM Proctor Maple Research Center, Underhill Ctr, VT
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    First good weather of the year often won't produce a decent run. Trees need a good warm spell to thaw, and then a nice slow freeze to totally recharge. Subsequent sap flows are generally better.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    https://mapleresearch.org
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

  10. #1330
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    I will be boiling tonight. I have maybe 150 gallons. My shurflo did an incredible job maxing out at 26” vac. Hopefully my sap doesn’t freeze before work is done today.
    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
    https://www.facebook.com/flowercitymaplesyrup/

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