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  1. #11
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    Netsplitter, were you at the Ky Maple School? I brought the "tap tree" that tree was tapped Jan 15th last year, uprooted in Feb, and still pulling sap on March 26th! 10 weeks ! 3/16 is great!

    This ten day forecast is changing way too soon, every 4 days out is seems to change from 20/40's to 30/50's it's makin me crazy, but I'm still not ready, bright side is it's giving me more time to get my expansion finished , been sick the last 3 days, didn't get anything done monday and tuesday , headed out here shortly to finish the pipeline in the new woods on my dad's place.
    2011 15 jugs - almost a gallon
    2017 125 on 3/16
    18"x6' drop flue on home made arch
    2018 240 on 3/16 12 bags
    Deer Run 125 RO
    300 & 800 Gallon Tanks
    2019 450+ on 3/16
    Converted RO to electric and added another membrane

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  2. #12
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    No, I really considered going, but just couldn't carve the time to go. I think it would have been helpful.

    Yeah, I keep hoping the forecast will change towards the cold - Like you, I keep noticing the freeze temperatures disappear from the forecast.

    With the 3/16 tubing, When the sap quits flowing for over a few days, do you all dump the sap that comes out after it starts flowing again? (maybe the first hour or so?). I notice several spots where sap just sits in the tubing due to no flow, cannot imagine it will taste very well after being in there for several days or even over a week.

    I bet I know your buddy in Paintsville KY. Don't really know him, but I have been following a guy on facebook that has a big maple operation there (Maple D Farms) - If I go bigger next year, I think I will ask him if he would let me see his operation.
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  3. #13
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    I never worry about that sap, it is so small amount when it does run it shouldn't matter. I guess you could, but I haven't. If it worries you pull the drop off your highest tap and it'll drain, then push it back on.
    100 -110 taps
    Smokey Lakes Full pint Hybrid pan
    Modified half pint arch
    Air over fire
    All 3/16 tubing
    Southern Ohio

  4. #14
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    I am praying for this weatherman, hope he is RIGHT! https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/wi..._pc?view=table
    2011 15 jugs - almost a gallon
    2017 125 on 3/16
    18"x6' drop flue on home made arch
    2018 240 on 3/16 12 bags
    Deer Run 125 RO
    300 & 800 Gallon Tanks
    2019 450+ on 3/16
    Converted RO to electric and added another membrane

    https://www.facebook.com/Tarheelbill...335/?pnref=lhc
    https://www.facebook.com/KYMapleSyrupAssociation/
    https://www.facebook.com/wvmaplesyrup/

  5. #15
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    We can only hope....this is too warm
    100 -110 taps
    Smokey Lakes Full pint Hybrid pan
    Modified half pint arch
    Air over fire
    All 3/16 tubing
    Southern Ohio

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    Yes indeed. This weather has been crazy, we had a thunderstorm here in Eastern KY last Friday.

    Wednesday is hopefully the start to better sappin days .

  7. #17
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    I am still prepping for tapping, but may pull the trigger late next week. I need to get out in the woods to make sure the paths are clear. I have three days of VA appts. to deal with next week first. Some of you are not too far from me - makes me wish I had prepped sooner.
    2' x 6' / Kawasaki Mule 610/twin 35 gal. tanks
    Arctic Cat TRV 650/Trailer w/ 60 gal. tank & 5 gal. jugs
    In the foothills of Appalachia
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  8. #18
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    I don't think you have missed a thing Newman, I have only boiled twice and they were short boils. I have made 1/2 gallon of syrup when in past years my early taps would make me 3-4 gallons, at least. I think when I get the first good run of weather I'm going to put all 110 in. I smell a warm spring coming. I'll probably be all in by 3rd week of January.

    I'm just up the road from you about 30 miles
    100 -110 taps
    Smokey Lakes Full pint Hybrid pan
    Modified half pint arch
    Air over fire
    All 3/16 tubing
    Southern Ohio

  9. #19
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    Well finally snow and cold temps. I just hope it stays like this for a few weeks.

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