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    I have to work out pricing...thinking it'll be $15 USD/toque (black only) plus taxes and shipping. Howzat sound to you guys? Oh and it will be a very limited run...I'm thinking a dozen. May go to more if peeps express serious interest - messaging me would be good so I know you mean it!

    Now back to the thread...you know you're a maple addict when you start shovelling paths out to your trees even with heavy snow coming down, so you're all set to tap on the weekend :-)
    Last edited by Galena; 03-02-2016 at 12:34 PM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    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
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...531l sap (minor snafu and some given away) far, approx 12l syrup so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    Now back to the thread...you know you're a maple addict when you start shovelling paths out to your trees even with heavy snow coming down, so you're all set to tap on the weekend :-)
    I just came inside from doing that.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup
    2019 - 28 taps, 1409.5L sap 40.12L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



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    Hehe glad to see my cold hasn't affected my Jedi mind skills! :-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    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
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...531l sap (minor snafu and some given away) far, approx 12l syrup so far

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    You know you're a maple addict when you willingly get up at 6:30 am on a Sunday and are here online by 7am :-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    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
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...531l sap (minor snafu and some given away) far, approx 12l syrup so far

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    You know You're a maple addict when you hang every bucket you own, go buy 25 more, hang them, and go buy 25 more....

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    When your first year you only had 15 milk jugs for sap and that surely isn't enough, so you hang red solo cups from spiles and run from tree to tree emptying them every 15 mins.
    first year 2012 50 taps late season made 2 1/2 gals.

    2013 2x6 homemade arch 180 taps. 20 Gals.

    2014 40 on 3/16 gravity 160 on buckets.

    http://omasranch.wix.com/omasmaple

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    You "work from your home office" every day that you think the sap will run. Your boss thinks that maybe you're having a "fling" but he doesn't know it's with a bunch of sap buckets.
    2015 - 40 buckets w/ drop lines
    275 oil tank evaporator
    2x4 flat pan
    made 5 gallons!
    2016 - 90 buckets
    same evaporator and pan
    hoping to make 12 gallons
    2017 - 85 taps on vacuum w/lunchbox
    50 buckets
    Smoky Lake 2X4 drop flue pan

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    ...you wake up at 8 AM, looking forward to the day the run is supposed to start and by 1 PM you confirm it. Then at 6 PM you devise a plan to collect sap by flashlight at 2 AM in the middle of a boil.
    CE
    44° 41′ 3″ N

    2019 -- 44 Red Maples - My home and sugarbush are for sale.
    2018 -- 48 Red Maples, 7 gallons
    2017 -- 84 Red Maples, 1 Sugar Maple, and 1 Silver Maple , 13 gallons
    2016 -- 55 Red Maples, 8 gallons
    2015 -- 15 Red Maples, 6 Birches - 3+ gallons maple syrup
    An awning over my deck is my sugar shack.
    An electrified kitchen sink and an electrified steam table pan are my evaporators.

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    When you start the next fire in your
    evaporator from the coals of the previous
    fire
    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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    When in between firings you figure amount of wood burnt to produce days worth of syrup add in cost of bottles plus label and your Only $30.00 dollars in the hole not bad


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