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    Default Eastern Ontario 2019

    Anyone tapping in Eastern Ontario yet?
    2 acres of sugar maples. Woodburning arch with small evaporator and propane burners with steamer pans Year 5.

    2015 - 35 taps on 30 trees. 1556 L sap and 44L syrup!
    2016 - 42 taps on 40 trees. 2274 L sap and 64L syrup!
    2017 - 37 taps on 36 trees. 1573 L sap and 47L syrup!
    2018 - 33 taps on 32 trees. 2314 L sap and 53L syrup!
    2019 - 30 taps on 29 trees. 1640L sap and 51 L syrup!

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    Drilled a few trees today,but only to put hook anchors in for the mainline.Was nice to see sap run,but season isnít here yet.
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
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    Not yet. Based on the forecast I am thinking it may be the end of the first week of March unless things change. Looks pretty cold this week coming.
    2015 - 2 taps, 1 gal of syrup
    2016 - 63 taps, 18.75 gal of syrup
    2017 - 111 taps, 3 gal of syrup
    2018 - 117 taps, 25.35 gal of syrup

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    Not even close to tapping yet. The forecast isn't looking even remotely close til March 7th which is usually the date by which I set my spiles. And if the season does start late, I may tap only my 4 biggest trees and leave the bush maples and smaller trees, cause I have to be done by end of April. Don't need a Maplegeddon!
    Last edited by Galena; 02-24-2019 at 08:33 PM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    gonna start this week, hoping this rain will make it easier to get around the bush
    Ian McDonald
    2000 on vacuum
    1000gph cdl ro
    2.5'x12' intensofire

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    Ok hood to hear. I havenít yet.. we are expecting another freeze for a week so Iím going to hold off also
    2 acres of sugar maples. Woodburning arch with small evaporator and propane burners with steamer pans Year 5.

    2015 - 35 taps on 30 trees. 1556 L sap and 44L syrup!
    2016 - 42 taps on 40 trees. 2274 L sap and 64L syrup!
    2017 - 37 taps on 36 trees. 1573 L sap and 47L syrup!
    2018 - 33 taps on 32 trees. 2314 L sap and 53L syrup!
    2019 - 30 taps on 29 trees. 1640L sap and 51 L syrup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontario Ian View Post
    gonna start this week, hoping this rain will make it easier to get around the bush
    I was out that way yesterday, lookin at St Raphael ruins with an eye for using them in the future for a photoshoot. Nice part of the province :-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    I checked my log and I had my first boil in early March last year. I'm planning on tapping in two weekends. Will be an interesting season. Still getting more cold and snow..I'm going to need to snowblow a path around my trees to get them!

    Hey Galena.. I sledded through Kemptville on Saturday and ended up at the clubhouse.. you mentioned you live nearby.. I looked for buckets hanging but I think I saw your sugar shack!
    Last edited by paulslund; 02-25-2019 at 01:03 PM.
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    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 Liters sap collected. Syrup count: 22.2 liters of syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Liters sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -18 liters syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 liters sap, 1.5 liter syrup

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    We're 75% tapped. We got a few hours tapping done on the Saturday of the long weekend. This weekend we had 7 of us at it on Saturday and 4 of us tapping yesterday so we managed to get about 3,000 taps drilled.

    It was not fun. Snowshoes to get around are pretty much mandatory and any taps that are hanging are frozen into the ground. Yesterday morning we tapped in pouring rain followed by high winds in the afternoon.

    We should get the balance tapped this coming Saturday so we are ready to go when it warms up enough.
    4,600 Taps on vacuum
    9,400 gallons storage
    2x600 GPH CDL RO
    3.5'x14' Lapierre Force 5
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    I'm with Les...too cold yet here to make sense to tap.....Have a new boil pan thanks to Mano-Steel, has the baffles, thermometer and drain valve, can't wait to fire it up....also new chimney and connector for the barrel....Blew the budget, even bought a rain cap this year....14 day looks like I'll be a while yet to tap....few warm spells but nothing that lasts...

    TurkeyJohn

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