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  1. #11
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    We tapped vacuum line. Approx 1100 taps. Got about 2000 gal sap this weekend. Based on weather forecast looks like 3rd or 4th week February before we will do buckets.

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    Looking for a used arch and pan if anyone in northwest Ohio has anything available2x6 or 2x8


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    Thinking about going all in Wednesday. Whats your plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprings sugar View Post
    Thinking about going all in Wednesday. Whats your plans?
    Wednesday looks like a good day to start! I am going out of town for the weekend though so my start will have to wait until next week. I have been hoping since this trip was planned that I wouldn't miss any good weather next weekend while I was away. Until the last few days I thought that was going to be the case. Good luck!
    RC Maple

    14X14 sugarhouse - new for 2012
    RO Bucket - RB10 - New for 2019
    2x3 barrel evaporator with continuous flow pan
    55 taps - all on buckets
    This is next year!

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb329/RCMaple/

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    We tapped yesterday and going to finish tapping tonight or tomorrow in Seneca County. Hopefully have some good sap Wednesday and Thursday

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    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

  6. #16
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    I got back from my weekend away and after a busy couple of days got 50 buckets out yesterday. I usually do 55 but I was trying to avoid getting that drowning in sap feeling...and also that's a few less gallons to carry out of the woods. It's great exercise though and I may add to my total - we'll see how it goes. I was hoping for 29 degrees last night but I think we only had 31. According to accuweather next Monday is the next night below freezing at 30 degrees but later in the week we get back to some colder temps.
    RC Maple

    14X14 sugarhouse - new for 2012
    RO Bucket - RB10 - New for 2019
    2x3 barrel evaporator with continuous flow pan
    55 taps - all on buckets
    This is next year!

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb329/RCMaple/

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    Evidently the 31 degrees we had last week was enough to get a run though not a big one - we got a good Saturday boil from it. I was hoping for 31 or better Sunday night but only got 32. They did run enough over a couple days to boil last night. I am all caught up with sap and it looks like later this week after the rain goes through we will see some temps cold enough to reset things. Sugar content this year hasn't been very good. Most times when I check it it looks like 1.5%. Judging by the amount of syrup I have made that may be close.
    RC Maple

    14X14 sugarhouse - new for 2012
    RO Bucket - RB10 - New for 2019
    2x3 barrel evaporator with continuous flow pan
    55 taps - all on buckets
    This is next year!

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb329/RCMaple/

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    Sooo hoping for a cooler weekend, otherwise I'm afraid our taps will really dry up.
    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

  9. #19
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    The next couple weeks look real good. Hoping my vacuum taps hold out for another couple weeks with a drill date of 1/20/18

  10. #20
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    The last few days have been pretty good for sap flow. I did skip boiling last night to get to a basketball game though. Got another 3 gal of syrup jugged up though and I needed to get that done. Looks like the next few days should be good as well.
    RC Maple

    14X14 sugarhouse - new for 2012
    RO Bucket - RB10 - New for 2019
    2x3 barrel evaporator with continuous flow pan
    55 taps - all on buckets
    This is next year!

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb329/RCMaple/

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