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  1. #101
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    Sorry to her about Richard's mom. Give him my best please.

    yep I am always on the search for lighter syrup!!!
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

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    less than its here 2018 gonna be the best yet... fingers crossed always...

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    Will do Brad.

    When I measured my syrup last night it was before I adjusted the density. I did that this morning and ended up with 16 gallons to put me at 91 for the season. My grade finally came in at Dark. I think that it has been 4 years or more since I last made Dark.

    I don't understand what's going on. We haven't had a freeze since Wednesday and from 2:30 yesterday afternoon until 6:00 this evening I've collected 500 gallons of sap. It was 64* when I collected my first load at 10:00 this morning and it was raining when I gathered tonight. I didn't check the sugar content of the sap tonight but yesterday afternoon it was still at 2%.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lampron View Post
    Will do Brad.

    When I measured my syrup last night it was before I adjusted the density. I did that this morning and ended up with 16 gallons to put me at 91 for the season. My grade finally came in at Dark. I think that it has been 4 years or more since I last made Dark.

    I don't understand what's going on. We haven't had a freeze since Wednesday and from 2:30 yesterday afternoon until 6:00 this evening I've collected 500 gallons of sap. It was 64* when I collected my first load at 10:00 this morning and it was raining when I gathered tonight. I didn't check the sugar content of the sap tonight but yesterday afternoon it was still at 2%.
    Maybe someone at the Fire Department is going around filling sap tanks.lol
    I had my best 24hr run yesterday still not great at 550 gallons, but I'll take it, I think that the Trees are just getting going.
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    It was a vac weekend. I actually had enough sap to boil all weekend for open houses. Heck I was even able to squeeze it to 6%. And now the ground outside is hard, I think we have another week.
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    yes it was def. a vac weekend!!!
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

    www.willowcreeksugarhouse.com
    585 or so on Vacuum, about 60 on bucket and tubing
    Welsh 1397 vein pump and a Lap mech vert releaser
    2x6 ss phaneuf Drop flue, Leader woodsaver blower, homemade hood
    300gph H2O RO
    husquvarna 562 XP
    less than its here 2018 gonna be the best yet... fingers crossed always...

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    I broke the century mark last night and am at 103.5 gallons now. It was another batch of Dark too. The syrup filtered better last night, I was able to get it all through without having to break down the press mid filter.

    The sap that I gathered last evening was a little cloudy but still tested at 1.8%. I'm not getting the "the end is near" bacteria in the releaser yet which is a good thing. It's 19* here this morning and it's supposed to hit 48* this afternoon. That should clear things up and get the sap flowing again. The weather looks good for another run or two before the warm spell this weekend.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    Russ, if you have 2 posts on your r.o now and you get 600 gallon runs and crunch them every night how do you have enough permeate to wash the soap out of both membranes? Dont you need 1000 gal of permeate to rinse 2 posts...what am i missing? The are 8 inch membranes right?
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    My sap has been cloudy for a while now. Last weekend's warm-up really kicked it into gear. Last night's boil graded out at a 35, so still a solid DR.

    Plenty of season left. Haven't made any VD yet, there's ice on the ponds and snow in the woods.

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    Parker your not missing any thing. Your getting AOC #s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker View Post
    Russ, if you have 2 posts on your r.o now and you get 600 gallon runs and crunch them every night how do you have enough permeate to wash the soap out of both membranes? Dont you need 1000 gal of permeate to rinse 2 posts...what am i missing? The are 8 inch membranes right?
    I have 4 inch membranes and I don't do a soap wash after every use anymore. If I don't have enough permeate for a soap wash I do a hot permeate wash instead. The flow rates from the MES membranes is fantastic and they clean up easy.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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