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  1. #21
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    Don't shut the pumps off! Looks like the season will go till May this year! Make lots of money man!

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    I got my trees tapped today beautiful weather and sap running good and I also cut out holes in barrel for 2 steam pans just need to do the door and vent
    Last edited by Jacob; 01-26-2018 at 03:58 PM.
    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

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    Just finished tapping the 3/16 line. Sap over here is running nicely. I've got 5 lines with about 100 taps total running to the ground to flush out. Rainy, wet and slippery out there, but sap is running and that's all that matters.
    Hope to finish setting up the sugar house tomorrow, after our 6 year old grandson's wrestling tournament. I decided to stop looking at the weather forecast yesterday,...just too confusing.

    For the record, we are about 1/2 reds over here, I'll tap them later next week if it's not in single 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...

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    I agree John the weather looks like it is just up and down
    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

  5. #25
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    the deep freeze is back to the northeast. anyone have any syrup made already?
    Matthew Cross
    Madison, Ohio
    400 taps on vacuum with surge sp-22
    200 buckets
    30 x 10 leader max w/ Pre-heater

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    Not here. I have about 300 out of 1000 tapped so far (cv spouts). Honestly I dont expect to be making any syrup until the end of Feb if the extended forecast holds.
    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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    Hues and Mat, No syrup here yet, but the 3/16 ran through the night Saturday and I think they may start up again Wednesday-Thursday.
    Maybe enough to sweeten the pan before we hit the cold temps. Even then it looks like its flirting with above freezing on Saturday. Who knows?
    I don't trust the forecast past 6 days anymore and don't want to hold back based on a 10 day outlook... If they're wrong I miss out for the third year in a row.
    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. #28
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    That's why I decided to tap 1-20-18
    I'm not a big scale production at all but my first year(2016) I collected 100 gallons of sap from 27 taps on buckets
    From my 3 collection times so far from tapped date I've already got 100 gallons, but I upped my taps to 54 and decided to tap my yard trees( glad I did) they are some of my best producers this year( gallons and % of sugar in sap)2.5 % and they are all soft maple in yard...
    I have a giant soft maple tree in our backyard that I'm reluctant to tap because it is literally right next to our septic tanks does anyone have any experience with this?
    I know it would produce a lot of sap just not sure about whether it would be influenced by our septic tanks?

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    The trees always look bigger just above the septic system😉.Tap it, but don't advertise that you did. All you'll get will be sap out of it. It's down around 10° now so gonna take awhile to get going this evening. We may get a little the next 36 hours or so, than back to Winter weather for quite sometime. A time to get done those "ideas" you have to improve something in your operation that there's "never time to do."
    35 years making syrup.
    President of Ohio maple producers
    4000 taps today...hopefully 5000 soon with some high yields tapped in 10 years?
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    [QUOTE=I have a giant soft maple tree in our backyard that I'm reluctant to tap because it is literally right next to our septic tanks does anyone have any experience with this?
    I know it would produce a lot of sap just not sure about whether it would be influenced by our septic tanks?[/QUOTE]

    The tank's not leaking... is it???
    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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