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  1. #31
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    Has been very busy here. We have bottled nearly 90L of syrup, most recently this weekend it was very dark and so we will likely be pulling our taps this weekend also. If we keep having years like this I will need to add some air flow and pay closer attention to the wood (size and dryness) as my efficiency was not very high.
    Geoff
    Big Daddy's Sugar Shack
    2014 - 4 Taps
    2015 - 8 Taps
    2016 - 12 taps, propane boiler 6L
    2017 - 100 Taps, 24L
    2018 - 100 Taps, 100L
    1.5x6 CDL Econo Evaporator

  2. #32
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    Well, I am not sure what the 2018 yield will finish out at yet, but the total so far is 13.5gal of heavy syrup. By heavy, I mean i run it thicker than syrup so i can dilute with the semi-syrup in the pan.

    My best year yet!
    2014 - 6 buckets, 4 coffee cans and a propane burner - almost 40L of sap and 1.6L of syrup
    2015 - 103 taps on gravity. Homemade oil tank arch and a Smoky Lake 2' X 5' hybrid. - 2.66 gallons of syrup
    2016 - 101 taps, 550 gallons of sap, ~10 gallons of syrup all dark.
    2017 - 138 taps, 225 gallons of sap, 5.55 gallons of dark syrup, still procrastinating on the vac.
    2018 - ~150 taps, I lost track of the sap it was incredible!, over 20 gal of syrup, all dark.

  3. #33
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    Finished up last week, had a great year! Got 194 imp gallons, 2nd best year. Now onto the cleanup.
    Murray

    About 1000 taps on vacuum
    1 Sap Ladder & 5 cans
    21/2 x 10 Waterloo/Small with preheater & hood,
    Ystec autodrawoff,Homemade filter tank with pump,Lapierre Sirofilter
    Air over & under fire

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