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    Default Near Wilton, NH

    just thought id drop in and say hi. most of the posts seemed geared toward bigger setups. I've seen a lot of "hobby" setups with 100+ taps. i guess im in the micro hobby category! 2nd year doing this. daughter asked last year, and after finding a few trees in february, we made our first ever maple syrup. did the stove/firepit and pan thing. wasnt bad, we were a little late, so only made about 3 qt's, but she had a blast. this year, i got a barrel evaporator. i know it isn't super efficient, but has to be better than the stove! so i tapped 10 trees over the weekend. got about 2.5 gallons of sap, which i guess isnt bad for what i have. have 12 trees total now, all within 100 yards of my house. i have 6 acres, never really looked out back for other trees before, but depending on how this year goes, i may have to expand! mid to high 40's daytime and freeing overnight for a few eeks it looks like. good luck to everyone!

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    oh, you'll expand all right.

    You may now Abandon All Hope.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

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    Quote Originally Posted by eustis22 View Post
    oh, you'll expand all right.

    You may now Abandon All Hope.
    Yup, I agree with that. and good luck
    2016 Feb 27. 45 or so taps. Dry stacked brick “arch”, enamel coated pot. About a gallon.
    2017 108 taps. Sugar shanti and a rocket stove with custom 28” pan. About 6 gallons
    2018 150 or so taps. Sugar shanti 2.0. & Barrel “arch”
    Gravity lines into 5 gallon jugs. To be hand carried 1/4 mile out of the forest.

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    I started watching my boss, then got myself 5 buckets and made my own barrel evaporator 10-15 years ago. Now I have a 2x8 and more work than I have at work. Wouldn't change a thing. Stupid maple bug
    Brian Eldredge
    Mooncusser Maple
    16x24 post and beam sugar shack
    2x8 CDL maple pro Wes fab filter press
    Lots of shiny stuff now I need some more trees

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    so i'm lost now huh....i still go out to the bucket right by my driveway and look throughout the day. 'look, an inch of sap!" my daughter checks in the morning before school. the next couple days should be good with the weather forecast. might get to fire up the barrel this weekend for the first time.

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