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    Default Tapped in Woodville 2019

    Well, the first 100 anyway. New bush is running like crazy. Taking a lunch break then back at it. This year, I'll be 225+ on tubing (about half on mechanical vac, a lot of the rest on 3/16" natural vac.) and 250+ once the buckets are in - though I'm losing the love on buckets.

    It's going to be a wicked good season.
    Woodville Maples
    www.woodvillemaples.com
    www.facebook.com/woodvillemaples
    Something north of 250 taps
    Mix of natural and mechanical vac, S3 Controller from Mountain Maple
    2x6 W.F. Mason with Phaneuf pans
    Deer Run 125 RO
    6 hives of bees
    Keeping the day job until I can start living the dream.

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    Nice! I tapped 10 for a friend and 10 for me today, both early runners on 3/16 gravity lines and they are running strong. Waiting a week or two for the rest. Found a small grove of 30 red maples in the woods near a swamp that I had never tapped before, on almost no slope. Will combine that with another line running a Shurflo pump with one of my S3 controllers.

    Dave
    Mountain Maple farm
    2019: 180 taps, 60 on gravity, 100+ on vacuum using my programmable S3 controllers
    New website:
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    Hey Dave,

    Tomorrow I'm tapping the woods I have on your S3. Things are going to freeze up for a few days, so I'll probably turn the vac on the next run. I'll let you know how it goes. Next year, I'm going to move it over to where I have 100+ taps coming in - or I could get another S3...

    BTW, I haven't forgotten about that blurb. It'll happen. Just not sure when.

    Sean
    Woodville Maples
    www.woodvillemaples.com
    www.facebook.com/woodvillemaples
    Something north of 250 taps
    Mix of natural and mechanical vac, S3 Controller from Mountain Maple
    2x6 W.F. Mason with Phaneuf pans
    Deer Run 125 RO
    6 hives of bees
    Keeping the day job until I can start living the dream.

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    hope you have a great season. See you soon.
    2 x 6 W F Mason arch, Leader WSE AUF drop flue pans
    40 taps 2009-
    180 taps 2012 -
    200 taps 2013 -
    220 taps 2014 -
    250 taps 2015 -
    shurflo pump 2016 -
    new mainlines and saddles 300 taps 2017-
    added Deer Run 125 RO, filter press and CDL water jacket canning unit in 2019
    New 16 x 16 sugar shack 2010
    Bombardier 400
    BX 22 Kubota
    2020 is our 25th year making the " nectar of the gods"
    Just a hobby

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    The epic season has come to an end here in Woodville. Last boil was yesterday and finished everything off today. After a couple of cruddy years, the maple gods took pity on me and provided in abundance. We set all kinds of records here. More than 3,800 gallons collected and 82+ gallons of syrup made. First time over .3 gpt. The peepers were celebrating with us last night.
    Woodville Maples
    www.woodvillemaples.com
    www.facebook.com/woodvillemaples
    Something north of 250 taps
    Mix of natural and mechanical vac, S3 Controller from Mountain Maple
    2x6 W.F. Mason with Phaneuf pans
    Deer Run 125 RO
    6 hives of bees
    Keeping the day job until I can start living the dream.

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