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  1. #501
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    3-28 Shawano county. Pulled close to 250 gallons yesterday off of 90 taps. Starting to run out of banking snow by the storage containers. But I know where there are some piles from plowing. ;-)
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    3-28. went and collected about 120-130 gal had a little left over from yesterday cook..got the 2x6 fired up and ran for a few hours. all went well a nice day to cook but with a swirling wind made it hard to see in the pans at times. ended up with 4gal.scrubbed and rinsed the bulk tank and collection barrels out..time to bottle and wait to see if we get another run.

  3. #503
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    4-1
    Cooked all weekend long. Finished 9.5 gallons off of my 90 taps. Looks like another cooking coming up this weekend but I will be pulling taps on Sunday the 7th. No where's close to last years season. I experimented a little with a 15 tap gravity line.
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    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

  4. #504
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    4-1. collected about 190 gal. it just is not been a good year here yet .will cook in a few days ..might be done.

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    4-3.collected.got the 2x6 fire up about 11am cooked till 6:30pm .a fair day some wind the sweet from last cook looked and tasted fine. as the 2x6 got up to temp there was a off smell for a short time. the syrup taste was good so the sweet must of been close to getting bad. had some company for most of the afternoon. Short of 7 gal I think I have enough to fill orders. Last cook of the season. second shortest season that I can remember. 4-4. pulled all of the taps but left the lines hang.trees were dry. picked up collection barrels and now the start of the clean up process.

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    4-5
    Boiling today thru Sunday. Probably another 10 gallons finished. I'm not expecting much sap flow this weekend but it looks good at my location for next week.. I may not pull everything after all on Sunday like I had planned.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

  7. #507
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    4-8
    I ended up with 20.75 Gallons for the season off of 90 taps. I did have 55 gallons of sap that I dumped, not sure if I had to or not but it was getting pretty cloudy compared to the rest. The last 6 gallons that I finished off was very foamy and quite a bit of Niter. It took every prefilter that I owned to get thru those 6 gallons. The previous 10 gallon boil only needed 4 prefilters for the entire batch. Cleanup gets finished tonight.
    I hope everyone had a successful season, although it wasn't as long or as good as in the years past.

    Trapper
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

  8. #508
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    Running good here in Clark county yet on bags. Sap I hauled yesterday was at 3.4% (mostly red maples).

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    This will be the first time in 50 years of cooking that I will have a roof over my head. 14X20.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper2 View Post
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    This will be the first time in 50 years of cooking that I will have a roof over my head. 14X20.
    You will enjoy the feeling of being out of the elements and wonder why on earth it took so long to get a roof over your head.
    backyard hobbyist
    Mason 2x3 w/AUF
    2020 - added small vacuum and gravity 5/16 tubing and sap sacks
    N 42* 18' 31."
    W 79* 34' 15."
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