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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Northern Illinois


    Heavy run today, several bags running over. Sap tested at 2%. Making darker syrup then we have been. Going to be a late night in the Sugarhouse.

    Good luck to all, the fat lady might be warming up but she's not screaching yet.
    New To Maple in 09'
    16' x 24' Sugarhouse
    2' x 4' WF Mason
    125 Taps On Bags
    IH 806 Diesel & Allis WD
    2 1/2 Horses & Yes Chickens
    An Aussie Named Mable Sugar
    Wife, Kids And A Couple Of Friends To Help!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Rockford, IL


    Believe it or not another 73 gallons today. Boiling it now. If I hadn't stopped because of work hours this year would have come close to doubling my highest year. Looks like three more potential sap flow days ahead though.....
    Anyone else still collecting and boiling?
    2018 100 taps 1443 gal of sap, 27 gal syrup
    2017 70 taps 9 gal syrup had issues
    2016 70 taps 399 gal
    2015 49 taps 551 gal of sap, 10 gal syrup
    2014 30 taps 302 gal of sap, 6 gal syrup.
    2013 30 taps 530 gal of sap, 8 gal of syrup

    2x4 Flat pan.
    Homemade block evaporator
    2-55gal barrels for storage
    Homemade RO 4x21XLE

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Homer Glen, IL

    Default Still Holding On

    No buds on my trees and this looks like it will be the best week of the season - and the last. Have about 3-1/2 gallons per tap since Sunday and should have more in the next couple of days. Glad I resisted the urge to tap early this year.

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