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    Default Getting sap down south

    After last year with nothing out of the trees, I almost gave up. Temps were good on Friday so I put in about 20 taps. Checked yesterday and some had given over a gallon of sap (thatís a big deal for a small timer like me). Boiled that down and checked again today with another good haul of sap. Hope it keeps up to a bit and Iím be able to get a good bit of syrup.

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    Default Yep

    Yeah trees are back in production mode after the cold.

    What kind of maples do you have there? Reds I assume? What gear are you using?

    Regards
    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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    Good for you Cape I think we talked before? Did you get to bring it into the classroom for the kids to learn? Keep us posted on how things go!
    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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    That was me, 5050. Thanks for checking in. I am just a hobbyist using tubing and milk jugs; boiling over my fire pit in a buffet pan. They are all reds I'm using, but they are some of the biggest reds I've ever seen. I have one that is a solid 36" in diameter. IMG_3650.jpg

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    Nice! Good luck the rest of the season,I have lots to do tomorrow night maybe 200-250gal not home till late will see!
    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
    Nice! Good luck the rest of the season,I have lots to do tomorrow night maybe 200-250gal not home till late will see!
    Did you collect that today? I collected yesterday, no run today though.
    _____________________________________________
    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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    It was what ran the last few but going to collect now from yesterday,some trees on buckets not much but the tubing was running
    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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    Good run here today, 120 gallons and still coming, with what I got in the last day or so, might have a full tote and need to take tomorrow off work and cook again.
    Looks like after this run, next chance will be Monday, then it gets hot again. Really bad weather this season with extended cold then hot again. Rinse and Repeat....
    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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