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  1. #21
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    Over the last 20 years of making syrup 80% of the wood I have used has been black locust. The last couple years I have introduced more pine however, mainly to keep coal build-up to a minimum. What's nice is locust doesn't rot in the woodpile

    Have not done too much this month. Made some sugar for the first time a few days ago and it turned out pretty good.
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
    2010: New 2x4 SS flat pan w/preheater
    2012: Converted the flat pan to continuous flow. 33 buckets. 9.5 gallons made
    2015: New to me Lapierre 18x60 raised flue, new shack, new everything!! 59 taps 23.75 gallons made
    2016: 85 taps 19 gallons
    2017: Purchased 2.5 acres and tubed half with 3/16. 145 taps total 49.25 gallons made
    2018: 200 taps. 162 on 3/16ths 38 on buckets
    www.wnybass.com

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    Yesterday I packed another barrel worth of Dark. Trying to keep ahead of demand leading up to Christmas. Today we cleaned all of the equipment to be ready for the next barrel.
    Then I made 2 trips to my one local retail outlet to restock. Among other things I had to wax seal more bourbon barrel aged maple syrup for that store (I seal all of those bottles in wax). They are now fully stocked but from now thru Christmas I'll need to restock every week and last year a couple of weeks I got an email notice that they were very low on bourbon barrel aged maple syrup and I had to restock 2x those weeks. This year their new location has done at least 5x the volume since they first opened in the neww location 7/1/18.
    I love this season's great sales!
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  3. #23
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    Dave,
    Where do you get your sealing wax from?
    2008-2013 30 Taps half buckets, half tubing
    30"X42" pan over oil arch
    2014- 1200 on vacuum, 200 gravity
    2015-2017: 2500 on vacuum
    2018- 2500 on vacuum, 100 buckets. selling sap & helping in saphouse.

  4. #24
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    I bought mine from LD Carlson online. It comes in 1# packs. I bought 4# in July of 2017, have sealed almost 2000 bottles, and I still have 1# un-opened.
    I heat it on a small sauce pan I bought specifically for the wax and that pan will not need to be filled more until maybe 5-600 more bottles. A little goes a long ways.
    I heat it very slowly on our gas stove and turn the burner to about the lowest it can go. I have been thinking I may look into getting an electric melting pot with a thermostat, but have not yet.
    While it is not needed to seal the bottle, I just think it looks nice for an upscale value added product. Besides, customers know nobody has opened it either!
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Ohh boy i have been slackin this summer filling the sugarhouse woodshed....i have had a good 30 cords cut and split in half outside the shed.....fine splitting and stacking inside now....we have been getting alot of rain...yesterday when i was picking the wood up (a year old wood (pine)) with the crane water was running right out of the wood.....splitting the wood...wet right thru.....ha ha.......mabey it will freeze dry....
    Im gonna keep after it full time till im out of wood here then start trucking wood back here....burn 40 cords a year most years
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
    5x16 wood fired "Mighty Marvin"
    50 cords in the shed
    Old, old R.O.
    Charter member Andover/Salisbury Mapleholics
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    I finally have all the trees and tops off my lines and have rerouted some. Bought up my materials today and went over to my buddies shop and we made a two handed tubing tool for 3/16th (yeah no more cussing trying to hand mount fittings). Now I just need to fix animal chews and re-tension lines. I want to run one new line before December. Then make drops and I'm ready.

  7. #27
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    I was finally able to make it up the hill with concrete (just as it started to rain again). My cousin and I got the concrete mixed and poured for the root cellar footer. I'm going to try to get the block laid over the next week. Building a float box this evening. And I got my drawoff valve ordered.
    Matt,
    Minehart Gap Maple

  8. #28
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    Pulled a stupid when cutting a blow down off a new 1 in pipe with the chain saw. In a hurry I was cutting over the wire and pipe when it sprang up and cut both. So needless to say I had to splice new pipe and run new wire yesterday. I got it all tied and finished tying about 1500 feet of new wet line. Tomorrow I am going to finish plumbing the RO in the new RO room in the rain and maybe change drops in the afternoon.


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    2014 125 taps 16 gallons
    2015 210 taps 49 gallons
    2016 164 taps 75 gallons new 2X6 leader max flue and homemade AOF/AUF arch
    2017 1500 taps 196 gallons RO added additions to building new tap lease
    2018 1588 taps 276 gallons
    upgrades for 2019 season 3 phase vacuum pump, stainless tank in woods, tubing replacement

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