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  1. #131
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    Unfortunately I think Iím done for the year. Had a nasty sickness go through the house finally checked today and all my sap was spoiled, was sitting since Wednesday. 200 gallons down the drain. Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good total of 13 gallons on the seasons
    2018 - 30 buckets boiled on 2 barrel evaporators 2.5 gal
    2019 - 48 on tubing and 30 buckets 2x4 WF mason XL

  2. #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsrover View Post
    Well I say that and then pumped 600 gallons into the milk tank last night. Not the best looking sap...a little cloudy...but its flowing pretty good right now. All of a sudden next week looks good too, at least the first part of it.
    Boiled another 300 gallons today. VERY dark compared to even just yesterday. Trees starting to bud (here in Cornwall anyway) and I pulled the last few gallons of syrup off the evaporator and am finishing it on the stove as I type. Done for the year.
    1980 - 6 taps, stone fire pit, drain pan evaporator, 1 pint of syrup
    2016 - 55 taps on 3/16 and gravity, new sugar shack, 2x3 Mason XL, 16 gallons of syrup
    Inception of Young Love Maple
    2017 - 170 taps on 3/16, 30 on buckets, 2x4 Mason XL, NextGen RO. 50 gallons of syrup
    2018 - 19 more acres, 250+ taps on gravity and buckets, 2x5 Smokey Lake arch and Beaverland pan.

  3. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsrover View Post
    Boiled another 300 gallons today. VERY dark compared to even just yesterday. Trees starting to bud (here in Cornwall anyway) and I pulled the last few gallons of syrup off the evaporator and am finishing it on the stove as I type. Done for the year.
    Do you tap Reds or Sugars?

  4. #134
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar Bear View Post
    Do you tap Reds or Sugars?
    All sugars.
    1980 - 6 taps, stone fire pit, drain pan evaporator, 1 pint of syrup
    2016 - 55 taps on 3/16 and gravity, new sugar shack, 2x3 Mason XL, 16 gallons of syrup
    Inception of Young Love Maple
    2017 - 170 taps on 3/16, 30 on buckets, 2x4 Mason XL, NextGen RO. 50 gallons of syrup
    2018 - 19 more acres, 250+ taps on gravity and buckets, 2x5 Smokey Lake arch and Beaverland pan.

  5. #135
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    Anyone in CT still running? Looks like today will be some and maybe Mon-Wed next week?
    2014 - 7 taps on buckets with turkey fryer
    2015 - 57 taps on gravity lines with Mason 2x4 XL
    2016 - 65 taps with Shurflo and Mason
    2017 - moved and counting maples
    2018 - Um, I need an RO

  6. #136
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    Still going in Watertown. My trees are located in a very cold area so usually 2 weeks behind everyone else.
    2' x 3' backyard evaporator with homemade steam hood
    34 gallons produced in 2018
    100 taps (90 on 3/16" tubing)
    Homemade RO added in 2012
    https://sites.google.com/view/mattat...aplesyrup/home

  7. #137
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    I picked up 35 gal sap yesterday, i'm 75 away from 2000 gal - trying to reach that number

  8. #138
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    tapped Feb 1 and pulled taps yesterday but sap was still flowing slowly on most taps whether a CV tap or regular tap.

    40 taps
    508 gallons sap boiled about 3 gallons discarded.
    over 11 gallons of syrup made
    drop lines into individual buckets more productive then tubing as usual. Got about 18 gallons per tap on my 8 individual buckets.

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