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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    looking at your sap/syrup ratio, you have some real good trees there Galena! That's over 4% sap, impressive.
    Thanks maple flats, I love my sugars :-) and most of them are big trees, though my three little 1-spilers in the bush also did their share of the work!
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    ....when you pay close scrupulously close attention to the rules for entering syrup for a fair, turn up and enter it...then watch someone waltz in with an entry that violates at least three rules for entering at that particular fair. And you want to yell at them for not paying attention to the rules of entry, but you don't. *SIGH*
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    ....Maple Trader is the only form of social media you use...


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    2019 - First season ever
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    Amen to that!
    2016-First year
    17 Taps
    Block arch & steam pans
    About 1 1/2 gallons
    2017-20 taps
    About 3 gallons
    2018-13 taps
    Same Block arch & steam pans (modified arch & pans)
    2019-12 taps (keep losing trees)
    43.62N 87.78W

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    I'll second that.

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    MT is certainly the sanest form of social media out there, if not the most active
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    ...when you get a new toy, a grading meter in the mail and it's like Christmas :-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    When you polish your evaporator instead of your Harley 😃
    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
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    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    ...when you get a new toy, a grading meter in the mail and it's like Christmas :-)
    Susan,did you get the new Hanna?
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce L View Post
    Susan,did you get the new Hanna?
    Hi Bruce, mine is the mauve-y one, model # H1759. Seems to work fine :-) Certainly didn't want to fork out $300+ for every other model they seemed to have!Screen Shot 2019-10-03 at 8.38.01 AM.jpg Oh when would be a good time for me to come and visit?
    Last edited by Galena; 10-03-2019 at 07:40 AM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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