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    If you don't have the stack covers yet garbage cans work as a temp fix... Got the stacks cut through today and are almost ready for a test boil. The blue lighting isn't mood lighting it's a bug light IMG_1904.jpgIMG_1905.jpgIMG_0002.jpg
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    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

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    Sounds like you got the outside work done just in time. Winter is about to arrive!!! REALLY NICE JOB. You and your wife are going to like that setup.
    Gary
    16' X 24' Sugarhouse
    2' X 6' Leader Inferno Arch with Revolution Raised-Flue Pans, Smoky Lake preheater and hood
    Deer Run Maple gas-powered 250 RO
    WesFab 7" filter press
    Kubota 1100 RTV with tracks and 125 gallon tank for transporting sap
    500 taps on tubing
    Very supportive wife who is the best coworker
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    Thanks Gary, it was a very busy week and we're grateful it all came together. We had the USDA out Monday, Tuesday morning I got a call from the state to get our kitchen certified commercial and we frantically scrambled until 1:30am this morning for our inspection at 8am. Good news is we weren't dinged on anything and are now certified!
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    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

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    Congratulations, that's really great news!!! Now you can relax a little I am sure. I know it is nice to get inspections like that out of the way. Good luck getting the finishing touches on the sugarhouse. Now you can spend some time in the woods before the snow gets too deep.
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISugarDaddy View Post
    Congratulations, that's really great news!!! Now you can relax a little I am sure. I know it is nice to get inspections like that out of the way. Good luck getting the finishing touches on the sugarhouse. Now you can spend some time in the woods before the snow gets too deep.
    Gary
    A bit of R&R is much needed, my brother is on his way back to WI for the gun deer season/Thanksgiving so we're spending some time catching up. My wife is covering a vendor show this Saturday and we have 3 other events in December. While she's focusing on the events I'll be putting in drops and saddles. By the end of January we'll be ready to tap. We've found that being prepared is priceless and the season goes so much smoother.
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

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    Very nice looking project Maple Man 85, I hope you have a good year.

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    Got the steam stacks installed today, was told the covers were on a truck on their way from Vermont!IMG_1911.jpgIMG_1912.jpg
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

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    We have a friend that's a pilot and he took us up for aerial photos of our woods and sugarhouse. I got to fly on the return (minus the landing)!!! . You see the pump houses but the line don't up in pictures.DSC_0004.jpgDSC_0008.jpgDSC_0012.jpgDSC_0016.jpg
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    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

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