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  1. #91
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    I had 1300 gallons to boil today from Friday and this morning, made 20 gallons of very Dark syrup with great flavor, another 500 gallons came in today, I am not sure of the quality it was awfully warm, but it was a good bit colder in the woods with all the snow cover, I'll test boil some in the morning and see what it tastes like. I'm at 140 gallons .
    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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    Been following your season with interest..glad you are getting some goods runs here at the end..good luck!
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
    5x16 wood fired "Mighty Marvin"
    50 cords in the shed
    Old, old R.O.
    Charter member Andover/Salisbury Mapleholics
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    Thanks Parker, Good luck to You, I had to wrap it up last night, Syrup was still good but very Dark, Wife reminded me that I had promised that we could go on a family trip during her April vacation, I was thinking it was next week, but everyone knows what thought thought, so I turned the pump off last night. And boiled out my rig, I ended up with 155 gallons. Ironically I got nearly 400 gallons of sap today with the pump off, must be my 3/16 lines still producing. I told a buddy he could have it although it is just 1% and he doesn't have an R.O.

    Good luck to everyone still going.
    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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    Hauled my last load tonight, I got 200 gallons from 6pm yesterday to this afternoon. Its pretty yeasty, I was on a family trip for the last 6 days , went to Washington DC with the family. Went out through southern Vermont, out to Binghamton NY ,on rt88,then over to Waverly NY and down through Pennsylvania to Gettysburg, it was a nice ride, on the way home we went up through Hanover ,Hershey, over to port Jervis and up through to lake George then back to vt, it was about 100 miles longer than going through NY city but we saw some nice towns.

    Probably missed out on a fair amount of sap but it's hard to say really, it was still coming in decent today with the pump off. But I now have the pans soaking in nasty sap and hopefully they will be nice and clean in 8 weeks.
    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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    Well 2020 is here I have been making some improvements this season
    Sold my 4x8x4 CDL woods Tank and Replaced it with a 5x12x50" LaPierre Tank. Last season the CDL tank would overflow on good runs before I could get home from work.

    Replaced my 600 gallon permeate tank with a 1000 gallon bulk tank that was my sugarhouse sap tank and purchased a 5x10x4.5' tank from CDL for the sugarhouse. Stuck the bulk tank out through the wall and trimmed around it so now the sugarhouse is secure. Will post a picture if it will work

    Just purchased a Gast pump 2567 with a 1.5hp for my 150+ taps at the sugarhouse and A new LaPierre electric releaser to go with. This system will have lots of Ladders so I figured that the electric releaser was the best route even though it's such a small orchard.

    Just took Delivery of a CDL modulating Auto Draw. I always said that I thought an autodraw was a waste of dough but I seem to boil alone alot more these days(what does that say about me) and it can get pretty busy firing with wood and make 10 or more gallons per hr.

    Finally this weekend in the frigid Cold I am going to attempt to put up another 1500' of Mainline in an attempt to shorten Laterals and get more vacuum to the taps.

    Hopefully all these improvements will make for a little more enjoyable and productive sugaring season. I have enjoyed everyone that I can remember in my 38 years.

    I have been trying to be more involved or atleast present at our NH Maple Producers meetings. They really do a great job promoting Maple in NH. It amazes the amount of time a handful of people put into the association for everyone else's benefit. If your not a Member of your state or county Association you might want to consider it. They really are there for you weather you are in Maple for Sport or to make money they make it easier for us.

    Looking to start Tapping around the 20th, good luck to everyone who takes time to read this , and everyone who doesn't.
    Last edited by n8hutch; 02-14-2020 at 07:51 PM.
    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.

  6. #96
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    Impressive upgrades. Im just about ready to tap but will wait to 1st week in march. Good luck with the main line today, I wrestled with some yesterday at -1 was not to cooperative. My biggest addition this year is tracks for the quad what a difference . I also trimmed my laterals to 5-7 per and more main line. Good luck this season
    44 27'08/71 27'56
    300 totalish taps 250 on tube and bosworth sap sucker
    50 bucket and bags about 40-50 gallons a season
    on a 2 by 7 home made evaporator and sugar shack
    1st gen circa 1966 still learning stuff

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