+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 204

Thread: North east ohio 2018

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lake County Ohio
    Posts
    1,065

    Default North east ohio 2018

    With reports from lots of other areas, I thought I'd get a thread started for the NE Ohio group.
    With the warm-up coming I plan to tap what lines I have set out Saturday and place some more out on Sunday.
    Any one else getting ready, or already boiling?
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ashtabula County, Ohio
    Posts
    1,596

    Default

    John I am going to have to sit this thaw out. Too much going on for me with coaching and still I'm waiting on 2 Goulds pumps that are being rebuilt. I plan to get the evaporator and sugarhouse ready this Sunday, then tap the following Sunday. Good luck on your season.
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Geauga county, Montville
    Posts
    301

    Default

    Iíll let this warm up pass and get things in order this weekend. Watching the forecasts closely at this point.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    750 taps 400 on tubing/Liquid ring vacuum pump
    120 3/16 tubing
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    N.E.Ohio
    Posts
    61

    Default

    Hey guys
    Im going to wait it out as well, unless they change the weather forecast again they are calling for a cold snow filled February. We will see what happens but id rather get consistant runs instead of time and freezing between them
    Good luck this year
    Kevin

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lake County Ohio
    Posts
    1,065

    Default

    Hey Kevin,
    Gotta say that if the latest forecast (today's) is correct, I'm going to sit tight til the end of the week. I'd like to see if this newly identified arctic blast is going to fill in - if so - it's gonna be batten down the hatches time!
    Guess I'll just go get more wood in. Got a new Timber Wolf Splitter that's a beast and fun to run anyway.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    madison ohio
    Posts
    78

    Default

    I'm going to wait on tapping just a little longer too. Plan on fixing tubing and cleaning up the sugarhouse. Its getting closer
    Matthew Cross
    Madison, Ohio
    400 taps on vacuum with surge sp-22
    200 buckets
    30 x 10 leader max w/ Pre-heater

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lake County Ohio
    Posts
    1,065

    Default

    Whether you're tapping or cleaning up, it's going to feel good being outside in double digit temps!
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Auburn, OH
    Posts
    1

    Default Time to Tap?

    John - Thanks for getting a 2018 thread going for NEO. I boil with three friends and we're in a debate on whether to tap yet or not. The forecast seems like we should see some sap flowing so I'm interested in what everyone else is thinking as well. This thread will be helpful - Thanks!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Chardon, OH
    Posts
    398

    Default

    Every year we have itchy trigger fingers out there
    The way i see it is were having one of the coldest winters on record and its just past mid-January... thats a recipe for frozen trees!
    Hey, here's to hoping everyone has a good season this year!
    Jeremy
    Black Squirrel Lodge Family Sugarbush
    Hambden Township OH

    MY MAPLE PAGE


    Builds:
    100GPH Portable RO Build
    12x16 Sugarhouse Build
    1HP Gear Pump Style Cream Machine Build

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lake County Ohio
    Posts
    1,065

    Default

    The forecast for the rest of the month sure looks tempting to me. Worst case I'm about 3 weeks early, but not if I look at what's happened the past 3 years. I'm tapping at least 1/2 this weekend.
    Last edited by johnallin; 01-25-2018 at 06:51 PM. Reason: remove bad link
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts