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  1. #81
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    Started a boil yesterday n had 0 sappage. Will hopefully run enough today n tomorrow to complete the batch.

  2. #82
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    Has anyone had any luck? I boiled down 50+ gallons this weekend and only collected 28 additional gallons. It is slow.

  3. #83
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    I got up to the shack sun night and my tanks where overflowing (2 275 totes) ro bucket started last night and started boil at lunch today. I should finish this batch before sunrise Tuesday
    2020 first season ever, wife to be said she wanted to give out maple syrup @ upcoming wedding. I get carried away easy.
    100 taps on 3/16. 30 buckets. 12x20 sugar shack. 3x4 flat pan on barrel arch. Rb 20 kit RO. Tapping in iron county Michigan.

  4. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    Has anyone had any luck? I boiled down 50+ gallons this weekend and only collected 28 additional gallons. It is slow.
    Itís all start n stop here. Good run Monday very little Tuesday. Havenít had 2 or 3 straight days of good runs. Hope that changes starting today. Forecast looks promising anyway but Ma nature sure seems unconcerned about my schedule!

  5. #85
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    Boiled on Wednesday, got 1-7/8 gallons of syrup from 62 gallons of sap. Hoping for another big sap day today and tomorrow so maybe I can boil again on Sunday. My snow for sap storage is dwindling much faster than in previous years...
    All my life I wanted to make my own syrup. Now I'm livin' the dream!

  6. #86
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    Wow you've got much better sugar content than I do. I'm getting a gallon syrup per 50 gallons of sap this year. And all my trees are sugar maples
    2020 first season ever, wife to be said she wanted to give out maple syrup @ upcoming wedding. I get carried away easy.
    100 taps on 3/16. 30 buckets. 12x20 sugar shack. 3x4 flat pan on barrel arch. Rb 20 kit RO. Tapping in iron county Michigan.

  7. #87
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    Newberry, Michigan
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    Default Big runs

    Finally got a big run yesterday. Got 210 gallons and it looks like we may have one good one left on Saturday. Have 15 gallons syrup so far and looks like another 5 or so after I boil. Gonna be busy.
    2006 - 12 taps on open fire
    2011 - 50 taps new 2 x 4 flat pan + warmer
    2012 - 65 taps new 16 x 16 sugar shack
    2013- 75 taps and no more, well maybe 85 now
    2016-97 taps
    1 Lab and my wife's Springer

  8. #88
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    Newberry, Michigan
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    RMG in Rudyard Michigan got 31,000 gallons of sap yesterday. Thatís a lot of syrup.
    2006 - 12 taps on open fire
    2011 - 50 taps new 2 x 4 flat pan + warmer
    2012 - 65 taps new 16 x 16 sugar shack
    2013- 75 taps and no more, well maybe 85 now
    2016-97 taps
    1 Lab and my wife's Springer

  9. #89
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    I guess I hadn't worked out the syrup bug downstate this year, so I packed up my 2x6 about 200 buckets and everything else and headed to my camp near Germfask to finish out the season. Picked a good week and a half, great weather and the new trees ran like crazy. If there was more sugar in it it would be better. Should end up making around 25 gallons. I had fun doing it, but if I was to do it again I will get a small ro.

  10. #90
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    Ended with over 30 gallons of syrup. Not bad for a week and a half, still working on clean up and washing buckets for a second time in the same year.

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