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  1. #21
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    I know what you mean northwood, the set up and clean up is the same amount of work no matter how much syrup you make. I'm starting to clean up things today. This is the part I hate.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  2. #22
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    Just might get five more days out of this season and they may be good days, fingers x.
    I'm now up to 1.7 imp. gallons of syrup on 31 taps since the last week of March, with enough sap collected today to get well over the 2 gallon mark and all light amber, just like liquid gold.
    First batch was nitreless second was nitrefull
    My goal is 3 imp. gallons so if things don't go well this week somebody's Christmas will be ruined bahahahaha
    And I'm not just clowning around

  3. #23
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    What a weird year you guys are having up north.......
    Our fingers are crossed for a good tail end to the season for you!

    Cheers
    2018 - 9 taps (309 litres) + a generous neighbour (114 litres) - results: 423 litres of sap / 14.5 litres of syrup
    2017 - 4 taps - results: 55 litres of sap / 1.5 litres of syrup (just enough to get us hooked)

    www.fort-wisers.ca

  4. #24
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    The season has ended for me. Had a decent steady run on Sunday and Monday. averaged just over 2 gallons of sap per tap over 2 days. Pulled the 50 buckets on Tuesday, most were still dripping really slow but at 14C was cloudy. now the dreaded cleanup. The 2 feet of snow pack from 2 weeks ago has nearly disappeared and is overflowing the banks of area creeks and rivers. I put out 60 taps late March, had my first boil on April 21st and my 2nd/last boil April 30. Technically I was making syrup May 1 because I boiled into the wee hours. probably end up with about 12 liters of syrup. Good thing I have some 2017 reserve. Time to move on to Summer projects.

    2014 - 40 taps (22L of syrup)
    2015 - 60 taps and a new 2x3 pan (25L of syrup)
    2016 - 90 taps and a brick lined oil tank arch (60L of syrup)
    2017 - 100 taps (60L)
    2018 - 60 taps (12L of syrup)

  5. #25
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    Northwood, sorry to hear about your mediocre yield for 2018. This is when we are grateful for the 'private stash' that we keep to tide us over when the trees and weather don't co-operate. I still have some snow/ice against the house from the ice storm as well. What weird weather we had this year for sugaring. By the end of today I should have all of my sugaring equipment cleaned up.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



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