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    Default Tapped in Warren County NJ

    195 taps installed today in Hardwick , NJ . The weather looks favorable for the next 10 days. I hope everyone has a great season.
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    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    We're hoping! Just lost 2 weeks to cold and didn't get to warm today.
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    We're hoping! Just lost 2 weeks to cold and didn't get to warm today.
    Trees were beginning to drip when I was wrapping up around 330pm.
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    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    got 670 in out of 1000, a little dribble last night. hope to get the rest in , in the next couple days. like to know what everybody's sugar % is.
    1022 taps on gravity tubing, 3X11 Leader drop flue rig, 200 gal Lapierrre RO

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    Default That's what I get for tapping early

    Cold weather (sap ice) broke one of the fittings in the vacuum system, so when I turned things on yesterday, had a mother of a vacuum leak from the sap pump. Think after the season, i will change some of the piping to flexible tubing so that things can move a little more. Was able to get it fixed, and I think I got 25 gallons starting later in the afternoon. Today things are running pretty good.

    Took the day off work tomorrow to make syrup!

    Guess I was too eager, but at least I got some done.

    Good luck to all!
    John

    All red maples:
    2013/4 - A few taps and propane burner
    2015 - 54 taps on bags and buckets, 2x3 Mason evaporator - 3.5 gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2016 - 72 taps on home-built vacuum/mainline system, home built RO (2 - 2.5 x 21 membranes) - 9+ gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2017 - 91 taps on home built vacuum system in heated sap shack, home built RO (40 inch membrane), 13 gallons syrup, dreaming of building sugarshack this year...

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    Put out 160 taps this weekend because the forecast looked good. Sap was barely running. The new forecast says it won't run until Wednesday. Not much fun tapping in the rain with 2" of snow still on the ground.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcast99 View Post
    Put out 160 taps this weekend because the forecast looked good. Sap was barely running. The new forecast says it won't run until Wednesday. Not much fun tapping in the rain with 2" of snow still on the ground.
    We collected 70 gallons today. Sugar content was 1.3 on mixed sugar and red maples.
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    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    Well it's really running got forced to fix a hit utility pole last night so all I could do was collect late last night.Now I'm sitting on 375gal n still running as of this am all 5gal buckets running over I have 8 of them I think,hope the chunk of ice keeps it good for me I put white tarp over it?
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    Well it's really running got forced to fix a hit utility pole last night so all I could do was collect late last night.Now I'm sitting on 375gal n still running as of this am all 5gal buckets running over I have 8 of them I think,hope the chunk of ice keeps it good for me I put white tarp over it?
    I checked them yesterday around 5 , not a lot there. I'm figuring today they'll be flooding over.Whats your sugar content?
    _____________________________________________
    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    I only collect water lol !! Down here I can only hope for 1% maybe my say hydrometer is off so I never check it,but now I use it yo test my concentrate from the RO and it it does float a bit!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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