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  1. #501
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    Hello everyone, hope everyone is having a good season so far... I am upgrading my evaporator so just putting this out there for anyone looking to sell there evaporator. I am looking for a 2x6, 2x8, 3x8 etc or bigger to couple with an ro.. if anyone has an evaporator for sale after the season, let me know... willing to drive for pick up. Can email me at...billyjbutler@yahoo.com or text at
    613-762-0217
    2010 - 28 taps, homemade brick arch
    2011 - 421 taps, 2' x 6' homemade evaporator
    2012 - 276 taps
    2013 - 385 taps, new 2' x 6'
    2014 - 600 taps, new 7" short bank filter press

  2. #502
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    Received my goodies today from CDL, I got 100 spiles, 500 Ft of 5/16 tubing and new drill bit and a spike puller.

    Is it 2019 tapping season yet? Lol


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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

  3. #503
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    Belleville, Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by butler View Post
    Hello everyone, hope everyone is having a good season so far... I am upgrading my evaporator so just putting this out there for anyone looking to sell there evaporator. I am looking for a 2x6, 2x8, 3x8 etc or bigger to couple with an ro.. if anyone has an evaporator for sale after the season, let me know... willing to drive for pick up. Can email me at...billyjbutler@yahoo.com or text at
    613-762-0217

    Feel free to contact me, we are still running. And will be boiling tomorrow. Don't know how long day to day at this point. I have a CDL 250 Hobby RO and 2x8 evaporator that I would sell as I would like to upgrade next season. 613-849-3180 Chris Lamer. We are 5 minutes north west of Belleville
    2016 Added additional 75 Taps (800 total)
    2015 Tubing installed 700+ taps
    AirTech Vacuum Pump and CDL extractor
    20x36 Sugarhouse built (and still not big enough)
    250 CDL Hobby RO
    2014 2x8 Cross flow
    300 taps+
    450 Honda ATV
    2013 3x4 single pan
    50 taps
    40L Made last year off propane and one pan

  4. #504
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    We will be done this weekend. Tomorrow will be a big boil which will likely spill into Sunday. With the high temperatures forecast for early next week and our very low energy we will be done no later than Sunday night.

    It's normal to be tired of making syrup by the end of the season but when it's been 53 days (and counting) since the first boil and 63 since you started tapping we won't shed a tear when the last fire goes out!
    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

  5. #505
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    Pressure washed the steam away and syrup pan today,came out nice and shiny with no acid. Will let steam away dry a couple of days,then lift it and pressure wash the flue pan. Started washing tubing in one bush today since the weather finally got nice,but ran out of water with the leaky Lapierre saddles
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
    www.leggettmaplesyrup.com

  6. #506
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    Ennis we are with you, we are also pushing for a finish this weekend, By Sunday all the extra wood we cut will be gone. We are pushing to make one more drum to hit 1.9L per a tap. 8 out of 10 drums in golden and 2 in amber. And 0 Dark. Real strange year. Too make syrup, this year it was surly was a lot of hard work. Long days, and thank heavens for an RO, god only knows how much wood we would have needed this year! If feel sorry for those who fell short, well some of us had the best year ever.
    2016 Added additional 75 Taps (800 total)
    2015 Tubing installed 700+ taps
    AirTech Vacuum Pump and CDL extractor
    20x36 Sugarhouse built (and still not big enough)
    250 CDL Hobby RO
    2014 2x8 Cross flow
    300 taps+
    450 Honda ATV
    2013 3x4 single pan
    50 taps
    40L Made last year off propane and one pan

  7. #507
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    We are most certainly done! We got through what sap we had on Saturday and left a bit in the tanks hoping for one more boil on Sunday. Despite a hard freeze we got almost no sap from most of the bush by Sunday afternoon so we pushed the evaporator through with water, rinsed The Beast and filled it with sap to soak for a month. The RO is drained and put away and we got 450 taps pulled to clean up one section of the bush.

    Final numbers were:
    - Our best year for syrup/tap
    - Our best year for total syrup
    - Average 2.1% sugar. Not bad for an area that was hammered by caterpillars the last 2 years. The money to spray our bush last spring was worth every penny!
    - Average 135 gallons of syrup made per chord of wood.
    - 17 boils in total. More than normal but we got sap in dribs and drabs.
    - Our best woods for GPT was our oldest section of bush at just shy of 20 GPT. We replaced a lot of the mainline and half the laterals last year and it certainly looks to have paid off!

    We hope to get the rest of the bush cleaned up this coming weekend if it all possible so we can finally take some time off. We are exhausted after such a long season.
    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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