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  1. #11
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    Swapped out a full 5g bucket this morning and saw a couple others that got a good run over the weekend.

    How're everyone's trees doing?
    2016 - 5 taps - soda bottles and water jugs - boiled over a firepit - 3 quarts
    2017 - 15 taps - 4ft drop lines to 5g buckets - barrel evaporator named "Bessie" - ?? gallons

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    I imagine I will put about 150 gallons in the holding tank tonight. That since Thursday.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2011 - 12 taps, coleman stove/turkey fryer boiling
    2010 - 15 copper tube taps, no boiling

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    Collected about 10 gallons on 12 buckets since Friday. Shut down arch, ro, and vacuum today for the year. Might have a propane boil or 2 left.... time to break out the trout pole

  4. #14
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    Yeah I collected about 24 gallons from 15 taps last night, but the early taps i put in are pretty slow and probably won't yield much beyond this week.
    2016 - 5 taps - soda bottles and water jugs - boiled over a firepit - 3 quarts
    2017 - 15 taps - 4ft drop lines to 5g buckets - barrel evaporator named "Bessie" - ?? gallons

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