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  1. #11
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    I'm trying to get two more IBC tanks right now, as it looks like we're going to run out of storage. My partner is out collecting now, bags are mostly full but still have some ice, and the tubing is running well.
    Last edited by DougM; 02-21-2019 at 03:15 PM.
    Doug
    Maple Creations, Coatesville, IN
    102 taps on plastic bags
    150 & counting on tubing with 2 FloJet pumps
    "Custom" Kawasaki Mule collecting system
    Wood-fired 30"x8' D&G Model 500 raised-flue w/Steam hood
    Sunrise Metals finisher & Wes Fab 7" pressure filter
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    Thanks for posting your updates Doug and Tony! Hoping to see some full tanks when I head down tomorrow. I'm only at 90 taps and collected last Thursday, so hopefully have a lot, but not too much to ro through the night and the day Saturday so I can get the concentrate home and boil and bottle Saturday night and Sunday.
    2014 - 8 taps, turkey fryer, 130 gallons sap, just under 2.5 gallons syrup.
    2015 - 50 taps and counting.
    2016 - 60 taps on 3/16 and a Bill Mason evaporator on order.
    2017 - 115 taps on 3/16, homemade r/o.
    2018 - 150 taps on 3/16, r/o a big help, but lots of leaks killing yield.
    2019 - sticking with 150 taps or maybe less, focusing on good vacuum and less waste to increase yield. Doubling up my r/o, and made a vacuum filter that looks promising.

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    We boiled off 835 gallons of sap in 13 hours yesterday, working through another 450 today. That doesn't include what's coming in, but they seem to have slowed down today
    Doug
    Maple Creations, Coatesville, IN
    102 taps on plastic bags
    150 & counting on tubing with 2 FloJet pumps
    "Custom" Kawasaki Mule collecting system
    Wood-fired 30"x8' D&G Model 500 raised-flue w/Steam hood
    Sunrise Metals finisher & Wes Fab 7" pressure filter
    http://www.facebook.com/maplecreations

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    Hey Ian, meant to follow up sooner, but work and the kids and of course maple kept me a little busy. I've got a bunch of 5/16th taps and some line for you...I'll try to get it by in the next week. Ok if I just set it out by your garage if nobody is home?
    2014 - 8 taps, turkey fryer, 130 gallons sap, just under 2.5 gallons syrup.
    2015 - 50 taps and counting.
    2016 - 60 taps on 3/16 and a Bill Mason evaporator on order.
    2017 - 115 taps on 3/16, homemade r/o.
    2018 - 150 taps on 3/16, r/o a big help, but lots of leaks killing yield.
    2019 - sticking with 150 taps or maybe less, focusing on good vacuum and less waste to increase yield. Doubling up my r/o, and made a vacuum filter that looks promising.

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