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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    ... we figured the trees were just to cold.
    Congrats at hitting 0.5 gal/tap. May there be more of those in your future.

    Yes...the "just a tad too cold" was a common problem in the normally cooler areas and sugarbushes this year. Some years cold is good....other years not so much.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Could have been better but our one woods we had about 175 trees on a north slope that didn't run much,trees just to cold.They would start late in the afternoon then within a hour they would quit again.Checked them lines allot until we figured the trees were just to cold.
    I know what your talking about.....my north woods of 275 taps ran the least this year that I have ever seen it. The sugar was higher on the north (the sugar was higher in all the woods however). No doubt my south facing woods which is the majority more than compensated.....this year. Many years I struggle though to get 1/2 of the crop above medium due to these south sides. Not this year, I never had a year where I didn't make a quantity of dark amber until this year. All light and medium until the last week when it went Commercial real fast.

    Congrats on the 1/2 gallon and if I remember, your on 3/16" only with no artificial vacuum? Thats great for no vacuum pump!
    Mark

    Where we made syrup long before the trendies made it popular, now its just another commodity.

    John Deere 4000, 830, and 420 crawler
    1400 taps, 600 gph CDL RO, 4x12 wood-fired Leader, forced air and preheater. 400 gallon Sap-O-Matic vacuum gathering tank, PTO powered. 2500 gallon X truck tank, 17 bulk tanks.
    No cage tanks allowed on this farm!

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    hey guys, Im in Eau Claire. trying to get ready for season. made a big post and it didnt work because i was logged out. i know it auto saved but How TF to i use that lol.

  4. #154
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    Anybody tapping yet? I know someone by Glenwood city got some sap to fill their lines and I've heard of a small number of trees dripping in chippewa area. I tapped some test taps in eau claire but no go yet. Should see some action by this weekend I hope.
    2016 7 taps= 1-2 gallons of syrup
    2017 135 taps on bags/buckets =17 gallons syrup on block arch
    2018 75 taps on bags/buckets in new locations =50 gallons syrup (2 month season) on insulated barrel stove with auf and hobby r.o.
    2019?

    Creator and Mod of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers on FB

  5. #155
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    I'm also helping a friend run 3/16 natural vacuum lines in connorsville. Hooking up to mainline and also a small diaphram pump. Anyone run one of these already?
    2016 7 taps= 1-2 gallons of syrup
    2017 135 taps on bags/buckets =17 gallons syrup on block arch
    2018 75 taps on bags/buckets in new locations =50 gallons syrup (2 month season) on insulated barrel stove with auf and hobby r.o.
    2019?

    Creator and Mod of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers on FB

  6. #156
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    It's pretty quiet on here, need more maples. Everyone must be in the woods working : ). Not tapped yet, but am ready to rock at a moments notice. I too am hoping for some action later in the week!!!!

  7. #157
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    We tapped today on south slope. Best tree had a medium drip. My WI Fb group is buzzing about who's tapping and where its running.
    2016 7 taps= 1-2 gallons of syrup
    2017 135 taps on bags/buckets =17 gallons syrup on block arch
    2018 75 taps on bags/buckets in new locations =50 gallons syrup (2 month season) on insulated barrel stove with auf and hobby r.o.
    2019?

    Creator and Mod of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers on FB

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