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  1. #821
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    I did the same Karen, boiled off all on hand and now await spring? this early run gave me 3 gallons syrup - Looks like it may be a while now ... thanks for the pics of the Denali set ups (paulflikkema / karen) great to see that steam rolling off !
    The maples
    Stood uniform in buckets, and the steam
    Of sap and snow rolled off the sugarhouse.


    Robert Frost

    2013 12 taps - turkey deep fryer = 4 gal
    2014 20 taps - new 16" x 36" mild steel pan on a Denali 3 burner stove!
    2015 25 taps - 6 gal
    2016 25 taps - 7 gal
    2017 27 taps - 4 gal (short tap season Feb 17 to March 11)
    2018 28 taps - 6 gal syrup

  2. #822
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    I agree, we may have to wait even longer for sap now that the week's high temperatures have been downgraded.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  3. #823
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    Quote Originally Posted by Run Forest Run! View Post
    Day eight for me with no sap.

    Today I fired up the Denali to boil off the sweet that had been sitting (freezing cold) for the past week. I also had a little bit of sap to add to it that had been frozen for a week. After a couple of hours of boiling I took what I had to finish on the stove inside. I got 2.7L of light syrup. I'm very happy with that.

    Everything is all cleaned and scrubbed and waiting for sap. Perhaps I'll see some by the weekend.
    Your run will come in hopefully soon. I find it so crazy the climate changes even from us to you Karen. In the meantime, youve at least got nearly 3 litres of that beautiful initial syrup! It's worth it's weight in gold in my family and we only ever produce a few litres if it ourselves..
    2 acres of sugar maples. Woodburning arch with steamer pans (when broke and energetic) or propane burners with steamer pans (when convenient) Year 4.

    2015 - 35 taps on 30 trees. 1556 L sap and 44L syrup!
    2016 - 42 taps on 40 trees. 2274 L sap and 64L syrup!
    2017 - 37 taps on 36 trees. 1573 L sap and 47L syrup!
    2018 - 33 taps on 32 trees. 2314 L sap and 53.3 L syrup!

  4. #824
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    Well did my first bottling of the season. End up with 9L of syrup from around the 350-370l of sap. Pretty happy with that give the weather we are getting. Looking better for the next little bit as long as they don't change it again. I am ready for the flood gates to open any time now.
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan. Plus outside steamer pan setup.

    2018- ???taps same arch. New 8x12 sugar shack with additional 4 feet being added. Plan on setting up 2 gravity lines plus buckets. Prob around 100 taps

  5. #825
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    Things are flowing today in red bay.
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan. Plus outside steamer pan setup.

    2018- ???taps same arch. New 8x12 sugar shack with additional 4 feet being added. Plan on setting up 2 gravity lines plus buckets. Prob around 100 taps

  6. #826
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    A few dribbles started in a three or four spiles around 3pm. Hoping that tomorrow starts things off for those of us in my area.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  7. #827
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    I’m hoping it starts for you to, good grief, I have been boiling all week


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    2018 28 tree's, 32 taps... 1206 L collected, 19.6 L Finished
    2017 14 trees, 16 taps... for now 465.5 L collected, 10.5 L Finished
    2016 26 trees, 38 taps... for now 675 L sap so far, 10.5 L finished product
    2015 7 Trees, 7 Buckets
    2014 13 Trees,9 Buckets,5 Water Cooler Bottles,1 Turkey Fryer,ended up with 12 L syrup,light to very dark color
    2013 9 Trees ,13 taps and buckets,1 Turkey Deep Fryer,Close to 15 L of syrup , light to dark color

  8. #828
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    50L yesterday mostly from melting sap bags. 60L today. Running out of storage (as usual) but dont expect to much more for a couple days. 18 taps
    2015 - 8 buckets, 332L sap, 8.5L syrup - Barrel evaporator, 2 steam pans
    2016 - 8 buckets, 432L sap
    2017 - 10 bags, 470L sap, 9L syrup
    2018 - 20 bags, 1050L sap, 17.6L syrup

  9. #829
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    Around 3pm this afternoon some of the taps thawed out. I gathered about 10L. There is hope.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  10. #830
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    Collected 85g today from yesterday’s nice weather. Didn’t get very warm today prob-2 at best. Not thinking much happening today. Boiling since 6am
    2017- first year 80 taps 22x36 home made arch and pan. Plus outside steamer pan setup.

    2018- ???taps same arch. New 8x12 sugar shack with additional 4 feet being added. Plan on setting up 2 gravity lines plus buckets. Prob around 100 taps

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