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    Default Tapped in Monongalia County

    I tapped one small section this afternoon.
    I will be adding more this week when I have time.
    Nothing flowing today, I'm hoping to see some sap tomorrow when it gets above freezing.
    I bought an older Gast vacuum pump on eBay.
    I have it hooked up to my antique Bender Releaser.
    I know it is early but the long distance forecast looks ok.
    Can't wait to start a fire in the evaporator.
    I have a Leader Half Pint and a home-made Mattatuck Madness RO.
    150 taps. All on vacuum this year.
    I tried the Leader 5/16 checkball taps last year.
    I'm going back to 7/16 this year.

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    I am still not ready yet, so I am ignoring the warm-up this week. Also, probably a bit colder her in Preston county. But, I am very curious how it goes this week

    Keith

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    I had good flow for 3 days. Added a few trees each day at lunch hour.
    Saving half for the future. Maybe 2 more weeks.
    All done for now. It was a good opportunity to test new vacuum pump and releaser.
    Releaser needs a little more fiddling, but it works.
    I will be testing RO tomorrow.
    Then cooking a small batch.
    Very small, but the first run is usually delicious.
    My favorite.

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