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  1. #491
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    Got a decent run last week, boiled yesterday and bottle 12 liters today... up to 19.5 liters for the season, hopefully picks up this week again after this weather. Still lots of snow around.
    2018: 40 taps, 19.5l syrup
    2017: 80 taps, 20 liters syrup.
    2016: 40 taps, 38.5 liters maple syrup. Bonus 1 liter of Birch Syrup from 12 taps.
    2015: 1st time! 13 taps, 175l sap, 8.2l syrup

    Boiling on arch made from old wood furnace with 4 steam table pans

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    Did my final boil yesterday and then drained and finished off what was in the pans. Today I bottled up the last of my syrup and began the cleanup process in the sugar shack. Pretty sure there will be a couple more good runs this week but I’ve had enough. Once things warm up I will go pull my taps and get things cleaned up and shut down in the bush.

    Final tally 299L of syrup from 289 taps. I didn’t keep exact track but figure based on my lower then normal sugar content I collected around 4000 gallons of sap. Overall I’m pleased with my results even though I’m down a bit from last year.
    Lifelong maple hobbiest
    300 taps on Vacuum
    Surge Alamo 30 vacuum pump with Lapierre Hobby Releaser
    16x48 Lapierre propane evaporator with Smokey Lake auto draw off
    Homemade 2 post RO with MES membranes
    Converted milk house Sugar Shack
    Ford TS110 tractor sap hauler

  3. #493
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    Quote Originally Posted by argohauler View Post
    Hi Marty. When the colour went lighter, did the flavour change at all?
    Not much change in the flavour. Because the darker syrup was from the partially boiled sap sitting in the pans for a few days it doesn't tend to be too strong. Once we push 20 to 30 gallons of syrup through the evaporator the colour almost always comes back 10 to 15 LT depending on the quality of the incoming sap.
    4,600 Taps on vacuum - More to come when Time & Energy Permit
    9,400 gallons storage in Zero and Open Top Tanks
    600 GPH CDL RO - NEW for 2015 a 2nd 600 GPH tower!!!
    3.5'x14' Lapierre Force 5
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    Final pic of all 7 batches, though I had to cheat and carefully 20181-7.jpgdecant #7 into a clean jug due to nitre cloud in the bottom...wtf it came from is beyond me. Can always tell when it's time to pull spiles when you get nitre clouds, no matter how much you filter and how careful you are to keep temp below 190. *sigh*
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...801l sap, approx 28l syrup

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    Gorgeous shot of your 2018 haul. I always look forward to your pictures.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 580.5L sap 13.2 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  6. #496
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    Now that is a nice haul, Galena! That picture should go in your signature!
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    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Liters sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -TBD
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 liters sap, 1.5 liter syrup

  7. #497
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    Thanks Paul and Karen! Hey that's right it can go in the signature! Will get on it...oh pooh, where's there the linky for attaching a pic or does it have to link to an external pic?
    Last edited by Galena; 04-17-2018 at 04:36 PM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...801l sap, approx 28l syrup

  8. #498
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    Default Eastern Ontario 2018

    One day I will take pictures as good as you and I will make you proud lol

    I need a small utility trailer for my atv to use in the Bush, nothing big, nothing pretty as it’s life will be in the forest collecting sap and gathering wood, soooo if you know of any let me know.


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    2018 28 tree's, 32 taps... 1206 L collected, 19.6 L Finished
    2017 14 trees, 16 taps... for now 465.5 L collected, 10.5 L Finished
    2016 26 trees, 38 taps... for now 675 L sap so far, 10.5 L finished product
    2015 7 Trees, 7 Buckets
    2014 13 Trees,9 Buckets,5 Water Cooler Bottles,1 Turkey Fryer,ended up with 12 L syrup,light to very dark color
    2013 9 Trees ,13 taps and buckets,1 Turkey Deep Fryer,Close to 15 L of syrup , light to dark color

  9. #499
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    I wasn't planning on making more maple syrup this weekend but the weather has turned very favourable. Thanks to my new to me RO I have plenty of wood left to boil the sap storm that should be coming. Some great plus and minus temps and no sign of a bud on my tree's. The beaver pond is still frozen which is unheard of for this time of year. I guess I'll pull my taps late Sunday now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    Final pic of all 7 batches, though I had to cheat and carefully Attachment 18570decant #7 into a clean jug due to nitre cloud in the bottom...wtf it came from is beyond me. Can always tell when it's time to pull spiles when you get nitre clouds, no matter how much you filter and how careful you are to keep temp below 190. *sigh*
    That is pretty! A basement full of SS drums is just a pretty but in a different way.
    4,600 Taps on vacuum - More to come when Time & Energy Permit
    9,400 gallons storage in Zero and Open Top Tanks
    600 GPH CDL RO - NEW for 2015 a 2nd 600 GPH tower!!!
    3.5'x14' Lapierre Force 5
    http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/ennismaple/
    www.ennismaple.com

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