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  1. #181
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    Yeah, my production is way down. Old tap holes I think for me. I put mine in late Feb, early March.
    getting about 1/2 G per tap yesterday. Thought it would be double, triple that.

    It is what it is....the moto of old sappers.
    Jeff Emerson
    www.emersonsmaplehill.com
    3x12 Leader with over air, custom piggyback, 600gph CDL RO
    2700 on 25" vacuum, +1200 buckets (buying sap)
    350 big bear and 1950's Ford 600 wood hauler, Husqvarna!

  2. #182
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    Collected only 20 gallons since 4-14. Nested the 20 in the shade in a snowbank to hold it for the final boil next week. Hoping for a better collection this upcoming week.

  3. #183
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    Now it’s about a quart per tap on what seems like a good day. North slopes and valleys still have 15” of snow.
    I will hang around and see what we get for a few day. Plenty of time to clean the syrup pan!
    Jeff Emerson
    www.emersonsmaplehill.com
    3x12 Leader with over air, custom piggyback, 600gph CDL RO
    2700 on 25" vacuum, +1200 buckets (buying sap)
    350 big bear and 1950's Ford 600 wood hauler, Husqvarna!

  4. #184
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    This past weekend collected 60 gallons and made about 1.5 gal of syrup. If I would not of added 5 more taps a few weeks ago to the 17 I tapped beginning of march I would not of had as much the past couple weeks. The old taps are still flowing but not at the pace the new ones are. I made more syrup in the past 2 weeks than I did all of march. We will see what we get yet this week probably not much but will be calling it a season and pulling the taps next weekend.

    2017 - 7 taps 1.5 gallons
    2018 - 22 taps so far 3.5 gallons.

  5. #185
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    Collected about 100 gallons on about 60 taps this past weekend. They were still flowing, but pulled all the gear. Called it a season. Ended with about 7.5 gallons

  6. #186
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    Between 4/15 and 4/20 I got about 110 gallons of sap from 50 taps. I collected on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the day and Sunday boiling. A few of my maples that are out in the open have buds that look close to opening. I considered pulling the bags from those but will see how they look when I return next weekend.

    A lot of my forest trees barely have buds and there is still 12"-14" of snow on the ground. The trees were running strong this past weekend. The forecast has a couple of lows below freezing this week so I think I will have enough to work with next weekend. That will be the end of the season for me.
    Joe Bob
    50 taps on bags, 95% red maples
    Homemade evaporator

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