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    Default coventry, ny

    got the worst of the taps in, hoping for some good weather!
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    I see you are near Bainbridge, how much snow do you have? I have between 3-3.5' of snow on the ground and the top is so fluffy even snowshoes don't work. I'm planning next Sat., after it might hit 40 Wed. to settle things some.
    Last edited by maple flats; 03-01-2015 at 04:41 PM.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
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    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
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    yeah we have about the same, the side hill we just did had drifts up to our waist lol. the other side of the sugar bush isn't quite as bad only like 2' deep lol
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    i am in coventry as well.there is around 18-30 inches on my land,depending on drifts.i need to hit my woods,but will wait till next weekend,hope we get some settling for the snowshoes.probably not today though,as it is snowing to beat the band out there.

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    yeah I am on top of the hill on 206, there is one corner of the bush I wont be able to tap for a while, the drifts are eye level sitting on the tractor lol
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    Hey Rubicon, I thought this was familiar. I was the one who stopped in and took the tour of your new facility a few weeks ago. I spent the last two days installing all new tubing and tapping one of our smaller Bush's. What a struggle between the snow and terrain that a mountain goat would say we are crazy.
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    I'm over the hill a little from you Rubicon, Smithville Flats. Most of our taps are in Willet. About 3 foot in the woods. Got about 2,500 drilled, another 1,500 to go. Should be done by next weekend. I've meant stop by your sugarhouse when you were building it,but just hahaven't taken the time.
    shrunken producer, from 8,000 taps to 4,000 to 5800 to 9500 to 11,000 vac
    5x16 woodchip fired evaporator with 5x10 max flue and 5x6 revolution front pan
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    I'm in south new berlin on top of the hill and have the same conditions so it's going to be a long time before I even think about tapping unless it warms up and melts enough to get to the woods.I am only a hobby operation so it is not affecting my income but I have cabin fever real bad even though I am 75 and a one man show I want to get out there and TAP TAP TAP!
    homemade barrel evaporator 2 x 4 divided flat pan 40 taps 10 x 8 sap house hood and pre heater

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    glad to hear so many people are sugaring in the area! chrismxz583, glad to hear you are making head way too! lew I would love to see that wood chip evap running! we have a big 750 hp wood chip boiler at work, its amazing what those boilers can do!
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
    8x12 kitchen
    H20 7.5 1200 Econox for 2018
    H2O 10" filter press half bank
    2000+ on 3/16 for 2018

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    12rubicon, come over anytime. Maybe you could have some input on some changes I'd like to make.
    shrunken producer, from 8,000 taps to 4,000 to 5800 to 9500 to 11,000 vac
    5x16 woodchip fired evaporator with 5x10 max flue and 5x6 revolution front pan
    CDL 3600 RO
    Double 10"filterpress

    sp-11, bb2, airtech L63, L160, L230 vac pumps
    CDL low profile electric releaser
    MES 8000 electric releaser
    CDL 4000 tap mechanical releaser

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