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    Default How was this year compared to last year

    Now that the maple season in northern ohio is for the most part over how was everyones season compared to 2013. Mine was about half of last year. ADARK and B were what I made the most but also had some substandard. The interesting thing to me was all of it was very sweet not what one would expect. Cleanup here is already underway, time to get the clubs out and gas up the MC.

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    Almost as good as last year. Still going on vac. Still tastes good. Should be a nice run this weekend. We were at .48 gal syrup/tap last year and are at .40 right now. Sap flow on sap sacks was below average this year but good on vac.
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    This season was a slow start but I made up for it the last week of the season. End the season with the same amount as last season. First year with vac that help. I had one run that was mid-amber the rest was dark.

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    Finished the year at 140gal. Eight gal less than 2013. Sap was sweet starting at 37 to 1 and ending at 43 to 1. Almost all medium , about 20gal light and 20 gal dark the rest medium. Glad to have this year over, washing tubing Sat. and demand is really good with some very nice early orders.
    Maple Syrup producer of 40+years
    320 taps on vacuum all hard maple
    3x12 Lapierre evaporator
    South Madison

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    Final numbers 329.5 gallons. .46/tap(.48 last year), vacuum taps were .56/tap. A great season! Made 81 more gallons than last year, but had 200 more taps
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    finished up here on the lake with 158 gallons of syrup. mostly medium from start to finish with some dark amber mixed in. no light of grade b. averaged out to .26 per tap which is good for our younger more soft maple heavy woods. buckets are washed and should finish rinsing out the tubing today after work. made more syrup than last year but we did hang a couple more buckets than average. very happy with this years final results
    Matthew Cross
    Madison, Ohio
    400 taps on vacuum with surge sp-22
    200 buckets
    30 x 10 leader max w/ Pre-heater

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    We ended up making 90 gallons of mostly medium. This is a little less than last year for us. Not a bad season.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    750 taps 400 on tubing/Liquid ring vacuum pump
    120 3/16 tubing
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

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