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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    NE PA (Pocono's)

    Default January journal

    Happy new years to all traders
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Loudon NH


    Happy New Year!!!

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

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Walpole, NH


    Happy New Years to all and may your trees run long and sweet.
    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009


    it's 2 below this morning. I'd like to get out a little bit around noon and hang some tubing.
    happy new year
    90 taps on vacuum
    155 taps on 5/16 gravity
    105 taps on 3/16 gravity
    about 45 buckets
    neighbor bringing from 45 taps


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    It's -9 here, going way up to +11 if the forecast is right. Now that I'm on a blood thinner, this is too cold for me, I'll wait for about +20 F.
    Happy new year anyways to all. Keep warm.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  6. #6
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    Mar 2011
    Winfield, Iowa


    -18 at 6:00 AM. Glad the wind isn't blowing, much. Happy New Year everyone! Ted

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Albion PA


    Happy New Year to all the maple folks!
    Hoping to make syrup again this spring too! (guess this makes almost 60 years of sugaring for me, about 200 years documented for our family) Our small operation keeps me active in the spring and is the size that I can do the whole thing by myself if I have too. But usually there are friends and family that come along for the ride also. Hope your maple season is good in 2018! We are currently hunkered down with temps near zero and snowfall at about 1 inch per hour rate. Adding to the 2.5 feet we have on the ground in Albion area. With our sugarbush being all roadside trees a thaw is desired to get those big snow banks at the ditches down to a low level so we can think about hanging our 35 short run tubing systems. Lots to do in the sugarhouse to get things cleaned and ready too. But today we just enjoy the steady snow fall and dream of the hot fire in the old King evaporator!
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Salisbury, N.H.


    Happy new year ,,,just up from the r.o. room.....35 degres in there...glad i checked and got the other heater plugged in.....going to hit the woods tommrow...lots to do
    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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Corinth, New York, United States


    I removed the bad fridge from the sugarhouse and put kero in the heater today. I double checked the heater in the RO closet and all is good. Tomorrow I will start cleaning the sugar House and doing some mods to the evaporator. I have a new to me 500 gallon poly tank that needs to be hooked up to the RO infeed if I can figure a way to temporarily set it without a pad. Don't normally tap till mid Feb but it seems to always creep up on me. Jeff
    2018 217 Taps on vacuum
    Smokylake 2X6 pan set with auto drawoff
    Homebuilt 2 4x40 membrane RO
    Homebuilt filter press
    Rebuilt arch with under and over the fire air we have named V 2.0
    Smokylake steam bottler
    Hoods and preheater
    500 gallon vertical polytank to store sap for RO
    Adding a laser eye to my bottler for autofill/stop

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Cornwall, CT


    Have everything cleaned organized and ready except my IBC totes. Will take those to work this week and get them scrubbed up. Will run my new pump line next week and probably start running sap lines the week after. I tapped 1/11 last year and was boiling 1/17. The weather doesn't look like that this year but you never know!
    1980 - 6 taps, stone fire pit, drain pan evaporator, 1 pint of syrup
    2016 - 55 taps on 3/16 and gravity, new sugar shack, 2x3 Mason XL, 16 gallons of syrup
    Inception of Young Love Maple
    2017 - 170 taps on 3/16, 30 on buckets, 2x4 Mason XL, NextGen RO. 50 gallons of syrup
    2018 - 19 more acres, 250+ taps on gravity and buckets, 2x5 Smokey Lake arch and Beaverland pan.

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