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    Sap is flowing although not as well as you would expect with a 45 degree day yesterday. Still snow and lots of ice in the woods so maybe thats keeping the sap at bay. Lots of tubing leaks this year, not sure if its just the tubing getting older or a bad squirrel year but it will take some time to find them all. Sp-22 maintaining 20+ inches of vacuum but deadheaded they are 24-25 at releaser.
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO




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    Yesterday and today were the biggest sap runs we have had in years. The 600gph RO is a lifesaver, the 250gph unit would of never kept up. Filling barrels daily and weather looks good for the next week or so. No rest for the weary. Vacuum is 25 and 24 on two sp-22s, cant complain with that
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplewalnut View Post
    Yesterday and today were the biggest sap runs we have had in years. The 600gph RO is a lifesaver, the 250gph unit would of never kept up. Filling barrels daily and weather looks good for the next week or so. No rest for the weary. Vacuum is 25 and 24 on two sp-22s, cant complain with that
    Monday into Tuesday night was my biggest run ever no complaints here either!
    Jared

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    I also had the biggest run ever but I also have the lowest sugar content I have ever had, 1.5%. I feel like I am boiling pure water.
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
    Homemade arch
    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
    Also do homebrew

    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/ZMANSYRUP/

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    Paul- my sugar has been decent. Monday was a little over 2% and even yesterday afternoon I was at 1.75%. Keep in mind these are woods tress as you know.
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

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    Still getting sap but with no freeze in last couple days, sugar has plummeted. On top of that I have hit the holy grail of sugarsand. We forge ahead and hope tomorrow's hard freeze happens to reset trees
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

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    A lot of damage from blizzard last week. An inch of rain, 60mph hour winds and then 2 ft of snow wrecked havoc on sugarbush. Nearly every pine and hemlock tree 12 inch diameter and under are uprooted or snapped in half. It was a quick thinning of evergreens. Lines are now free from trees but it has been too cold last few days for sap and leak checking. Certainly some taps are out that we have yet to see. another 10-16 inches of snow tonight/tomorrow is making this a challenging season weather wise. Oh and by the way...day 5 without power.... If it is not restored today I fear it will not be til next week with additional storms forecasted.
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Sp-22 power and lots of tanks
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

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    And Mike I thought we had it bad. Only 20" in the woods. Lots of hemlock and others down as well. But on the positive side we have power. Good Luck!

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    We came through the storm in good shape. Lots of snow but no trees down and didn't loose power. We will see what this storm brings us. I feel bad for you especially with your open house Saturday. Good luck.
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
    Homemade arch
    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
    Also do homebrew

    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/ZMANSYRUP/

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    Maplewalnut, how did your year end up?
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
    Homemade arch
    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
    Also do homebrew

    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/ZMANSYRUP/

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