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    Default Mt Washington Valley Sap Report 2017

    Made 2 gallons of Dark Syrup last night, it was pretty close to Amber Rich, I'm sure it will lighten up next week, seemed like lots of sugar sand . Looks like I've got a few Days to get the rest of my Taps in. Nothing like some warm Syrup samples right off the filter tank. That never gets old.
    Nate Hutchins
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    We have about 300 gallons in the tank. Gonna fire up tomorrow. Cant wait! This warm spell definetly helps with getting some thngs in order around the sap house and with the trees. Glad to hear you made a little syrup nate!

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    Tapped another 100 today, it was hard to get motivated to go out side this morning with the cold/wind/and snow squalls . I think i can finish up tomorrow, laterals are getting shorter. I can now walk under some lines that I was stepping over 2 weeks ago. At least I can travel on top of the snow now. Still 2 feet deep in the shady spots.

    Got My Deep cycle Batteries for the sap guzzler Friday and built a Ice Trap/ Debris screen for the pump with a 4" sch 40 T fitting, and a clean out cap. Also mounted a vac gauge and a valve just after it. Can't wait to try it out on Tuesday.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
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    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    Very nice Nate. Our boil this past Thursday looked like it was going to be Amber but ended up Dark..

    Hoping to get a few more taps out tomorrow before what looks like a few runs this coming week.

    Ian MacMillan
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    2015 - 15 buckets, 2 bags and 5 on 5/16 gravity. Made about 1 gal of maple and a whole lotta learning points. Currently working on birch and building the sugarhouse.

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    Let us know how the Guzzler works out. I assume you got the 12 volt version? Did you buy it directly from Bosworth or threw a dealer?
    Sugaring for 45+ years
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    I Bought the Guzzler Direct from Bosworth, Had it in 24 hrs, I Hooked it up to 2 Interstate Deep Cells Battery's. I tried it last night Dry in my Garage and it was pulling 20". I think they pull better with liquid in them going to hook it up at the woods this afternoon.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    If it's like my Shurflo pump it will pull more vacuum when pumping liquid. Be interesting to see how much.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

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    Hooked my pump up to the mainline tonight, to my surprise the vaccum went up to 20 pretty quickly, no sap flow so still froze up tightly integrated guess, hopefully my system is tight will know better tomorrow I guess. Fingers crossed.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    250 gallons today. not too bad.

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    I'd say that is pretty good, I only got 25 gallons. Trees must not have thawed enough. I guess that's the difference between woods trees and headge trees/field trees.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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