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    What do you eat when your spending hours boiling off sap and no time to cook?

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    I mix nuts and dried fruit with Raw honey and coconut oil and sometimes dark chocolate in a pan. They are packed with the stuff that keeps me going, don't take up too much space, and relatively easy and cheap to make. Especially when buying the nuts in 1lb bags.

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    some of the wife's make chili, soups , and of course being here in NH we have deer meat on the grill outside, fresh biscut's with maple syrup on them, American Chop Su, you name it we have it we eat good, Hot dogs are the favorite in our sap, boiled eggs on and on
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    No sap to boil YET so I don't have to think about it,we have made pancakes,oatmeal made with boiling sap!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    We have a hot dog steamer in our sugar house. We go through a ton of dogs over the winter. Other than that baked beans, chili, sloppy joes. Mostly stuff we can do up I the crock pot.
    West Sumner Sugar House
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    400 +/- Taps - 2 Shurflo systems - 2x6 Algier Evaporator - MES Dolly 300
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    No sap to boil YET so I don't have to think about it,we have made pancakes,oatmeal made with boiling sap!!
    Collected about 50 gallons today on the hillside. Nothing on top of the hill running yet. 1.8 on sugar content
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    2020 ...Hopeful
    2019 165 taps , 24 gallons syrup made.
    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    We keep a few of the shaker bottles of pancake mix at the sugarhouse, real quick to warm up a cast iron pan a little water in the shaker and there you have dinner, lunch whatever. I pick up a half dozen of these shaker bottles , a big tub of hot cocoa and a couple of cans of coffee before season starts, now im covered for most of the season , for myself and who ever shows up.
    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
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    I just fired off my evaporator so I'm eating a Sam Adams!
    180 gravity mostly reds
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    2x6 waterloo small maple pro

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    I took deer meat to Alpine in Blairstown and got 30# of hot dogs made. I have one of those campfire forks and cook them next to the stack, it's not bad in the beginning but after awhile I don't want to see another hot dog.

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    My buddy usually sets up his smoker just outside the sugarhouse. While boiling all day he will make dinner for the family. Of course we will have to do a quality control test occasionally. Might be anything from trout to pork roast.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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