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    Default Syrup is Red not a good sign for me!

    This has usually for me been the color of the last run or next to the last when it looks Red thru the bottle, hope not it's still February
    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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    my first batch this year had a red tint to it. I'm in northern Vermont and have a lot of season left. hopefully you still have more runs!
    Awfully thankful for an understanding wife!

    “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
    - Vincent “Vince” Lombardi

    Good luck to all!

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    History for me was red means stop and it was the end,but last year I had a nice run of light Amber after the nice red,but will see weather not looking good for us?
    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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    I used the weekend to rinse everything out hoping with the few nights this week and next of 30 degrees we may get another batch or 2.
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    2020 ...Hopeful
    2019 165 taps , 24 gallons syrup made.
    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    I boiled a 260gal batch this weekend to 3.5gal or so syrup of this nice red.
    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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    I'll be optomistic. I think we're still going to get a few good runs.

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    I also usually get red at the end of the season, but have also got it mid-run. Relax and keep on tapping.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...890.04l sap...gave some away, some snafu'd....23l total for me from more like 690l all told

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