+ Reply to Thread
Page 21 of 23 FirstFirst ... 11121314151617181920212223 LastLast
Results 201 to 210 of 229

Thread: Mt Washington Valley Sap Report 2017

  1. #201
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lancaster NH
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Yesterdays run was great, nice and clear. Today ran good but getting cloudy, smells fine and hanging at 2 %. Looking at the forecast I think 2 maybe 3 more runs. Might be my best and I missed the February run.
    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

  2. #202
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chatham NH
    Posts
    1,318

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MapleCamp View Post
    Yesterdays run was great, nice and clear. Today ran good but getting cloudy, smells fine and hanging at 2 %. Looking at the forecast I think 2 maybe 3 more runs. Might be my best and I missed the February run.
    , that's some good sap you are getting, my last few runs have been 1.2-1.3%, I've got a few days left I think. Might hold on to Friday. Curious what the rain will bring. Made about 15 gallons last night on 1300 gallons of Sap.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2022 1000 taps?
    3x10 Intensofire
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    A wife and 2 kids.

  3. #203
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lancaster NH
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Yesterday I dropped to about 1%, run slowed a bit but still very clear, buds are swelled pretty good . Sadly I think today is it for me, can't wait for it to be over , but sad to see another season in the books. Good luck with the rest of the season Nate.
    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

  4. #204
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wakefield,New Hampshire
    Posts
    505

    Default

    Hauled in my last 80 gallons of 1.3% sap last night and boiled that off. Just need to cook down what is left in the pans and ill be done with maple for the season. The buds are getting real close here and no nights below freezing so i guess that's it. Better luck next year folks.

    Going to take a stab at tapping a few birch and making some of that.
    6th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    320 taps
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house
    CDL hobby 250 RO

  5. #205
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chatham NH
    Posts
    1,318

    Default

    I hung it up Thursday night, Vacuum pump got really noisy the last few days, thinking I am loosing a bearing. Was still pulling 27" but ot was really loud. Made 240 Gallons on 800 taps. I'm pretty happy with that, I didn't Tap until the 5th or so of March. Going to boil out my rig tomorrow and start working on next year.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2022 1000 taps?
    3x10 Intensofire
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    A wife and 2 kids.

  6. #206
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rock Creek, NC
    Posts
    5,807

    Default

    I'm glad that you had a good season. I hope that the vacuum pump is a cheap fix.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple world!

    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    Four chainsaws and no chickens!

  7. #207
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Walpole, NH
    Posts
    1,378

    Default

    Not bad for the length of season you had. Good luck on your pump repair and getting ready for next season
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    2022 added a used RB25 RO Bucket
    250 mostly Sugar Maples, 15% Soft Maples. Currently,(110on 3/16" and 125 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 15 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

  8. #208
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Walpole, NH
    Posts
    1,378

    Default

    Did you make syrup this year? Missed seeing your posts like you have done in past years.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    2022 added a used RB25 RO Bucket
    250 mostly Sugar Maples, 15% Soft Maples. Currently,(110on 3/16" and 125 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 15 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

  9. #209
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wakefield,New Hampshire
    Posts
    505

    Default

    I was wondering the same thing.
    6th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    320 taps
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house
    CDL hobby 250 RO

  10. #210
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chatham NH
    Posts
    1,318

    Default

    I'm still at it Making syrup. My life is a bit of a zoo with Young kids and a Busy "Real Job" 2023 was kind of a lousy season for me, this year 2024 has Been good so Far, I've only made 80 Gallons but the Sap is flowing hard and I Have fresh tap holes, I've got 900 tapped & 25" of Vacuum. I got a late start tapped my last 250 on Saturday. because I was putting up more 1" Mainline. I've got up 7000 Feet of Mainline now and it definitely helps with the shorter laterals.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2022 1000 taps?
    3x10 Intensofire
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    A wife and 2 kids.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 21 of 23 FirstFirst ... 11121314151617181920212223 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts