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    Default First taps in today - Central va.

    Well I put in some test taps this evening. We have had 20 ish degree nights and 40ish days this week, although it's been too warm
    so far this year. I was wondering if we were going to have ANY season. I'll report out on the progress! Happy Sugaring
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    Same situation here. Im not going to tap until february i don't think. Let me know if you have any flow pls.

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    any luck with you, we are supposed to get decent temp here in SEVA in the next couple of weeks.

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    I have about 8 gallons of sap so far, just tapped 4 more trees tonight
    Waynesboro, Virginia
    2015 first year 9 taps, turkey fryer and round pans
    Turkey fryer with steam table pans, a little faster, but still lots of propane
    Completed barrel evaporator for 2 steam table pans
    2016 season - New design barrel evaporator, with pre-heat pan and combustion air blower.

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    We had snow flurries today and lots of wind
    Waynesboro, Virginia
    2015 first year 9 taps, turkey fryer and round pans
    Turkey fryer with steam table pans, a little faster, but still lots of propane
    Completed barrel evaporator for 2 steam table pans
    2016 season - New design barrel evaporator, with pre-heat pan and combustion air blower.

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    I've got nothing in south east Virginia. we have had a couple of good freeze, my guess not good enough for sap.

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    IMG_1602.jpg26 gallons from 7 taps - check out my new barrel evaporator in "Home built maple equipment! It's snowing here today, so I think I'll fire it up next weekend.
    Waynesboro, Virginia
    2015 first year 9 taps, turkey fryer and round pans
    Turkey fryer with steam table pans, a little faster, but still lots of propane
    Completed barrel evaporator for 2 steam table pans
    2016 season - New design barrel evaporator, with pre-heat pan and combustion air blower.

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    Nice stove budy

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    26 gallons is impressive. I had about a gallon and boiled down three gallons I had frozen from last year.

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    I'm posting from central NC because you all are the closest to me. I'm new at this, put my first taps in yesterday at noon, it was 44 degrees, temp at 6:00 am today was 26, high should be about 47. I tapped two red maples and put two spiles in a big sycamore out back. I'll report back if I get flow.

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