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  1. #261
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    Turned around 400+L of sap into concentrate today. First boil on the new pan and arch. Run's like a champ. Somewhere around 45L (12USG) per hour. Can't really ask for much more from an 18"x48". May be able to squeeze another 5L/1G per hour on a high pressure day but who knows.

  2. #262
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    Still twiddling thumbs here...think I got all of 6l yesterday...yayy, fireworks!

    ETA: just got home from small road trip, sun out, sap in pails, will probably collect mid-late afternoon to make it worthwhile firing up stove. FINALLY!
    Last edited by Galena; Today at 10:46 AM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional and getting too long. So whittled down a bit!
    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, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...TBA

  3. #263
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    Our sap barely ran yesterday. We got 2300 gallons (1/2 GPT) plus the 1500 from the weekend so we boiled it. At times the releaser in our New Bush was dumping at 3 minute intervals (100 GPH) but then the sun went in and the north wind kicked up and it slowed down to 10 minutes!

    I didn't measure the sugar content of the sap coming in but it must have been high because we made over 110 gallons and I started with an empty flue pan. The first runoff was 63LT (the contents of the syrup pan from last week's boil) and by the end of the boil it was probably closer to 70. It was some of the prettiest syrup I've made! The sap quality was great with no crud in the tanks. I got 70+ gallons of syrup through the first filter in the press before I needed to swap it out.

    I am still optimistic that we have 2 good weeks in front of us. The 10-day forecast looks ideal and the snow forecast for Friday will help as a re-set. Because we're on the eastern end of the lake the west wind blows cold air off the ice into our woods so we'll freeze most nights if it gets close to zero.
    4,600 Taps on vacuum - More to come when Time & Energy Permit
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