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  1. #111
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    I lied! When I got out there it was a really cold wind and I decided not to gather. Sap will be either still good or solid tomorrow!
    I was a little surprised that it ran today. But after years of doing this I have seen that happen before too.
    27 deg F right now.
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    It looks like ours started up for a bit today. Will check in the morning, but like Chris said, it'll probably be frozen solid. Looks like lots of sun for the weekend, that should help.
    John Allin

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    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
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    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
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    Not much today at all. Too cold and the 3/16 tube was still frozen in spots until about 5, then it began to run a bit. Bags were dripping slowly all day but not enough to go after. With 26° expected tonight; I doubt I'll see any sap tomorrow either. Darn I was all set to go at it today - and we had all the kids (with 7 grand kids in tow) set to come out for a good boil.
    Rather than waste the day, I went out and dropped a standing-dead locust...that stuff is rocket fuel. Saving it for my contest syrup :)
    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...

  4. #114
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    How is everyone else sap flow mine has been very slow past couple days although I am within couple blocks of lake erie so colder here. Some trees giving nothing but all trees were doing great before warm up when I heard it was turning cold again I ran the drill back in each tap thinking maybe they may have dried up with the warm spell now wondering if that was wrong
    2015 tapped my tree
    2016 added two neighbors trees
    2017 I tapped my whole street
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    Having somewhat of a run today. Still too cold for the floodgates to open, but managed to pull in about 800 gallons the last 3 days. Plan to boil tonight. I am thankful for this cold reset.
    Now just a sap producer. Hopefully 1000+ taps for 2020
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heus View Post
    Having somewhat of a run today. Still too cold for the floodgates to open, but managed to pull in about 800 gallons the last 3 days. Plan to boil tonight. I am thankful for this cold reset.
    I'll second that. It looks to be a little on the cold side of things this week for big runs, but considering how much heat we've endured,I want to be on the cold side. I have been pleasantly surprised how well it has run in the late afternoon the last 3 days. I am just nearing a half of a crop(goal) so hope there's alot to go.
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    Maybe today it will break loose.
    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...

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    A little warmer yesterday and collected more than previous days out of 30 taps I collected 23 gallon all my trees are big, mature and get plenty sun each tree has a 5 gallon bucket on tubing another week and looks like really warm temps
    2015 tapped my tree
    2016 added two neighbors trees
    2017 I tapped my whole street
    Cement block arch
    2018 got me a barrel and put in 2 steam pans still tapping street

  9. #119
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    Just talked with a buddy over in Perry OH. He collected 240 gallons today off of 220 buckets. All clear and 2-2.5%. Heading home now to hop in the gator and start gathering.
    By the looks of it, this could be a good run.....
    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...

  10. #120
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    We got 80 gal off 70-75 taps (75 taps out but a handful are barely producing anymore) ours also was 2+% so yes a good run! Monday's run was 55gal so was a bit surprised to see how full the buckets were
    2019: tapped 2/20/19, 92 taps on buckets
    2018: tapped 2/11/18, pulled 3/27/18 75 taps on same buckets 'Optimizer' inverted filter rack =30.5 gallons finished syrup
    2017: tapped 2/5/17 fuel oil tank evaporator two 18"x28" flat pans, 50 taps on drop lines/Buckets, Small scale RO =11 gallon syrup
    2016: tapped 1/25/16 1st year, 25 taps on buckets, copper kettle over a fire =4.5 gallon syrup
    6x4 gator sap collector and kid hauler

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