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  1. #341
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    I went and checked the sugarhouse tonight, it was 28 this morning and it hit 50 here today. I was certain I would have 500 plus in the tanks.......................... 40 gallons.
    That's it 40 gallons total, I would be lying to say I'm not disappointed. I'm hoping tomorrow is a better day but if not I'm pulling the plug Sunday. Disappointing season here, never had a tsunami of sap , didn't have the oh crap day mu tanks are going to overflow like the last two years. Its all good tho, Ro next season, adding some more taps . Rant over, lol
    2011 2x6 leader and 125 taps and 30 buckets
    2012 another 200 taps on line and an addition to the sugar house
    2013 hoping to hit 400 taps on line and 25 buckets and adding a sap Guzzler
    2014 Brand new D&G 3x10 traditional evaporator and going to 450
    2015 D&G 3x10 and kicking the door on 500 on line
    My wife Marci who puts up with me buying "Maple Stuff"
    1 65 yr old father inlaw who is priceless
    And the good Lord above Amen
    Lakeview Blueberries/Maple Syrup on Facebook

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    I feel you Lakeview i cleaned all my tanks in the sugar house and in woods Sat expecting one last good run today. Pumps were running at 9 am when i checked them went to bed at noon with visions of near full tanks when i got up for work. Checked my tanks and had about 35 gallons out of 217 taps. Shut the pumps off and came to work. Im going to figure up my totals tonight and boil the pans out in the morning with permeate. It was my best year so far with the lowest tap count ive had in 5 years.
    2018 217 Taps on vacuum
    Smokylake 2X6 pan set with auto drawoff
    Homebuilt 2 4x40 membrane RO
    Homebuilt filter press
    Rebuilt arch with under and over the fire air we have named V 2.0
    Smokylake steam bottler
    Hoods and preheater
    500 gallon vertical polytank to store sap for RO
    Adding a laser eye to my bottler for autofill/stop

  3. #343
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    we shut pumps off tuesday, turned back on this morning. we had 20 gallons MAYBE. gravity doing better but it has not ran in a few days gather tomorrow boil raw sap or maybe one pass in RO. If no more by this weekend we might be done we are up to 170
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    Flat Lander Sugaring (who would think a guy from Az be making syrup)
    125 on Sap Suckers
    Close to 475 High Vac
    400 gravity adding more
    leader 2x6
    home made preheater
    hoods
    1 7D749 for AOF
    New FLS Tsunami Arch
    4 membrane TR Industries RO 2HP 3 phase 601GPH 250 PSI
    PID Display for Arch Temp.
    Chumlee of the trader

  4. #344
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    Last boil last night, boiled off 180 gallons in the tank, I dumped the 40 from the other tank. It just never really ran here all week . I walked lines looked for leaks , did what I think is normal maintenance and it just wasn't happening. Its all good tho, I'm thankful for what I did get . As a side note to Flatlanders and I's conversation about 3/16th plugs. I have found on my steep grades there were no issues with gunk build up , but on a couple of long flatter runs it was there . Just makes me want to reconfigure the runs to keep them at a steeper angle. These are the 3 year old ones , the newer ones had no buildup. Ill just move those lines to catch a different mainline .Hope everyone has a great spring and enjoy the summer . God bless, Al
    2011 2x6 leader and 125 taps and 30 buckets
    2012 another 200 taps on line and an addition to the sugar house
    2013 hoping to hit 400 taps on line and 25 buckets and adding a sap Guzzler
    2014 Brand new D&G 3x10 traditional evaporator and going to 450
    2015 D&G 3x10 and kicking the door on 500 on line
    My wife Marci who puts up with me buying "Maple Stuff"
    1 65 yr old father inlaw who is priceless
    And the good Lord above Amen
    Lakeview Blueberries/Maple Syrup on Facebook

  5. #345
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    made 5 gal last night of something, I say has different taste GF says its tastes good. does not smell sweet when boiling any more. I should be up around 185 now. Some one dropped off a coors beer keg out behind sugar house must have fallen from the beer gods.
    Business Name
    Flat Lander Sugaring (who would think a guy from Az be making syrup)
    125 on Sap Suckers
    Close to 475 High Vac
    400 gravity adding more
    leader 2x6
    home made preheater
    hoods
    1 7D749 for AOF
    New FLS Tsunami Arch
    4 membrane TR Industries RO 2HP 3 phase 601GPH 250 PSI
    PID Display for Arch Temp.
    Chumlee of the trader

  6. #346
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    Had a good season here. The RO helped out a lot this year with all the low sugar sap. Worth its weight in gold..... Ended with 25 gallons of great tasting syrup so no complaints here. Took down two trees behind the shack to make room for the Tank/RO room. One thing I love the most is Expanding and making everything more efficient. Just got a store shelf out in Colorado so that's going to be a big step up for us to keep them happy with syrup. Let the clean up begin..... Have a great summer everyone...
    2015 New sugarhouse 14x24 looking at 200 taps and 10 buckets,added auf to evaporator
    2014 102 taps on gravity 10 buckets new 2x6 custom evaporator 12"x20" homemade finisher. And one old 8x10 shed
    A better plan in place
    2013 10 taps 1x2 flat pan needed a better plan

    A family that loves pure maple syrup
    One awesome helper ( my son)

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