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  1. #201
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    When you get busted by the Turkey you've been waiting for cause your checking out all the trees behind you. I'm worse than the kids I holler at to sit still.
    Brian Eldredge
    Mooncusser Maple
    16x24 post and beam sugar shack
    2x8 CDL maple pro Wes fab filter press
    Lots of shiny stuff now I need some more trees

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    When your 40gal canner is delivered to your place of employment and a crowd of people gather to see what the "crazy maple guy" had sent to work this time!IMG_0260.jpg
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps (goal) 3000 taps (actual)
    2019=7000 taps (goal)
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex
    www.northwoodsmaplefarm.com

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    Mapleman85 I can relate when I had my Lapiere Water-loo small evap sent to me back in 2012 I had them ship it to me in Parker Colorado and I got a few phone calls from factory asking me if they had the address right and what I knew that they didn't. I had it sent to the local lumber yard for the forklift service and when I pulled up to get it people were looking at it like it was a Mermaid in an aquarium. Come on boys get er loaded I need this thing in my garage ASAP so I can stare at it for the next 10 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
    Mapleman85 I can relate when I had my Lapiere Water-loo small evap sent to me back in 2012 I had them ship it to me in Parker Colorado and I got a few phone calls from factory asking me if they had the address right and what I knew that they didn't. I had it sent to the local lumber yard for the forklift service and when I pulled up to get it people were looking at it like it was a Mermaid in an aquarium. Come on boys get er loaded I need this thing in my garage ASAP so I can stare at it for the next 10 days.
    That's awesome! I used our car hauler to pick up our 4x16 Leader Vortex. To get it off the trailer I backed the end of the trailer into the garage, put machine dolly wheels under it, hooked it to the UTV wench set the parking brake, and chained the UTV to the truck to ensure it wouldn't it dragged. Then used the jack on the trailer, raised the front end up and very carefully lowered it in our sugarhouse. Redneck ingenuity at its finest!IMG_1849.jpg
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps (goal) 3000 taps (actual)
    2019=7000 taps (goal)
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex
    www.northwoodsmaplefarm.com

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    You know you're a maple addict when you and your wife spent your 12 year wedding anniversary bottling syrup, making candies and suckers to restock before upcoming sales.IMG_1930.jpg
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps (goal) 3000 taps (actual)
    2019=7000 taps (goal)
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex
    www.northwoodsmaplefarm.com

  6. #206
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    When your about sick of farming and want to call it quits but you remind yourself sugar season is coming and things seam better.
    2016- 50 buckets
    2017- 100 buckets, 50 taps on 3/4 mainline and 3/16th tubing + shurflo vacuum.
    2018- 1000 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, 60 buckets - made 378 gallons of syrup.
    2019- ~1600 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, NO buckets.

  7. #207
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    All you can think about is finishing up the current sugarbush so you can get to the new sugarbush and add more taps.
    Leader 2x6 Raised flue with patriot pans.
    300ish taps

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    You know when your looking at a real good remodel job and all you see is all the goodies you can use in the sugar bush. I got a new blower for the new arch, new stainless triplewall flue pipe, kitchen cabinets, lights, a deck of cards, a new wood stove, a range. and sold syrup what a score. And I got payed for demo and removeal . The fact i was more excited about the salvage than the 50k job says it all.
    25 years sugaring
    2018 191taps. Made 80 gallons
    Two taps to a 5 gallon bucket roadside trees.
    A retired dad to hump buckets and do most of the boiling the great wife that let's me spend lots of time and money.
    New Smokey lake 2×6 raised flue SSR on my own version of the silverplate arch.
    2019 new hood and new preheater concept.
    Shooting for 300 taps

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    …....Is being mesmerized watching sap gush into a releaser!!!
    90 taps on vacuum
    155 taps on 5/16 gravity
    105 taps on 3/16 gravity
    about 45 buckets
    neighbor bringing from 45 taps

    http://s848.photobucket.com/albums/a...%20Sugarshack/

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    ........you cry when the woodpecker holes in the tree are draining more sap than you are collecting.
    backyard hobbyist
    2014 - roasting pan on 55 gallon barrel -1 gallon syrup 6 taps on buckets
    2015 - added blower to door -3 gallon syrup 10 taps on buckets
    2016 - 3 gallon syrup and 2 lbs. sugar 16 taps on buckets
    2017 - new Mason 2x3 w/AUF shooting for 20 to 30ish taps and more sugar
    2018 - did not boil
    2019 - Added RO, sudo 8x8 sugar shack, shooting for 50 taps +/-
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
    https://www.saptapapps.com/map/31868...-aab748a6394e/

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