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  1. #141
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    Default Weekend Boil

    The new homemade R.O. I built for this year works great and took 525 gallons of sap at 2% down to 100 gallons of 11%. End of the season for me. Boiling off this concentrate this weekend. Hope to get a little over ten gallons of syrup

  2. #142
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    I am based in Murrysville and officially ended my season today. Sap hasn't been running much and red maples are starting to show signs of budding (most of my trees are reds). I pulled down all my buckets and cleaned all my equipment. Was a good season, lots of fun and a little over 6.25 gallons of syrup on 36 taps.

    https://www.sugartree.run/2019/03/In...n-is-over.html

    https://www.sugartree.run/2019/03/20...son-recap.html
    Last edited by DRoseum; 03-31-2019 at 08:48 PM.

  3. #143
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    Folks,
    Gathered everything this morning and made 6 more gallons of Amber Rich. Checked containers and they have about the same out there again. So will be making syrup again tomorrow if every thing holds together!
    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

  4. #144
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    Franklin, PA
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    haven't had time to read the forums much since the start of march... I'll be pulling taps and sanitizing the lines later this week... I need to catch up on sleep... too many nights up til 3am...

    I have a question regarding RO.... and I should post in the other forum... but when you guys RO say 300 gallons, how long does it take? I have a single 4x40, that I'm running at 190 PSI and roughly 200 GPH... just wondering how long it takes you guys to cut it by 50% . I'm only pulling about 15 gallons of perm / hour... I know I have a messed up bypass valve in the mix, but was too late to change it when I noticed it... but still, 15gallon / hour seems awfully slow I would think.. but maybe I am just over hopeful.. For next year, I envision a wall of like 20 RO 4x40 canisters all running in sequence LOL

    50 gallons of syrup so far...
    2019 290 taps on 3/16"
    2018 20 taps on milk jugs
    2017 10 taps on milk jugs

  5. #145
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    I looked around and it was April! Where did the season go? Still hanging on up north but it looks like we will be done this week. supposed to be 54 today, so it should run, taps are beyond a normal length of 6 weeks. I am keeping my sap quantity expectations low for the next several days. My wood shed had to be restocked with some split wood that was for the house when we had a wood stove in there. Might have enough wood to make another 10 gallons of syrup?
    I havent heard the peepers, but some others have.
    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

  6. #146
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    iby,
    Good job getting 50 gallons of syrup made!
    I believe today maybe the last day of the 2019 season in the great white north. Sap run was a drizzle yesterday. collected, boiled for a hour and made 2 gallons of Very Dark great tasting syrup. Will consider starting clean up in next day or so. It's been good. Lots of friends and family visiting during boiling events.
    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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