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    Default New Sugar Shack

    Hey Everyone,

    Ive been reading for a couple years on here, but have yet to post. After working outdoors on a homemade barrel evaporator, i have decided to upgrade to a 2x4 this year and build a shack. It will be nice to get everything indoors under one roof.

    Shack is 14'x16' on a 20' slab, with an overhang for firewood

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    Nice start, it will be so much nicer to be inside boiling! We upgraded ours this year from our first that was 10 by 20' to a 18' by 32'. I am just getting it closed in now. (see my post "late start below". What kind of evaporator
    are you getting?
    maple enthusiast - 2018 - 295 taps new Leader MicRO single, new Leader 15 gal canner
    2017 - 270 taps new Sunrise JDL Extreme w/preheater AUF & new Leader 5 plate Plastic Filter Press, made 53 gal.
    2016 - 140 taps new Wes Fab short bank filter press, made 17 gal.
    2015 - 85 taps new Sunrise 2x4 spitfire, made 23 gal.
    2012 - 2014 Turkey Fryer , made 1 to 2 gallons / yr

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    Thanks, its going to make life so much easier to be inside, warm and dry!

    Im going with a 2x4 mason hobby XL, going to jump from 20 taps to 50

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    Nice - way more enjoyable. You are going to like it.
    2016 - helped at afriend with a small operation, 300+ taps. = hooked
    2017 - 20 taps @ home, 1 gal @ home on propane, then hauled to friends operation
    Bought a whole shack locally, with a Leader 1/2 Pint, moved it home
    2018 - 50 taps, 9 on 3/16 gravity and 41 pails -14 gallons of good sweet stuff

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    Yep, 20 to 50 taps this year. Next year 50 to 100, then 100 to 200!!! You are caught up in it now! It sure is fun though ....
    maple enthusiast - 2018 - 295 taps new Leader MicRO single, new Leader 15 gal canner
    2017 - 270 taps new Sunrise JDL Extreme w/preheater AUF & new Leader 5 plate Plastic Filter Press, made 53 gal.
    2016 - 140 taps new Wes Fab short bank filter press, made 17 gal.
    2015 - 85 taps new Sunrise 2x4 spitfire, made 23 gal.
    2012 - 2014 Turkey Fryer , made 1 to 2 gallons / yr

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    It sure is! It seems to be a slippery slope!!

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    It's the uncurable maple bug, 20 last year, 200 in 2 years and 2000 a few years after that!
    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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    Danny,
    Good looking sugarhouse! Lots of work but you will really enjoy it next spring when boiling!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Thanks guys, getting there little by little. Weather has been killing me!SHACK3.jpg

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    Hey Danny your way ahead of me. I just have the sill bolted to the concrete and 4" of snow on top of that ha ha Jay
    Your Shack Looks Great!
    Zucker Lager

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