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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileySugarbush View Post
    Tim, is there an easy way to donate to Proctor??? We owe you and your team something!
    John...glad the process worked for you and thank you for the kind words.

    Anyone wishing to make a donation to Proctor can make a check out to: "The University of Vermont", including "PMRC Research" in the note section, and mail it to: UVM Proctor Maple Research Center, 58 Harvey Rd, Underhill, VT 05489 Gifts such as this are most appreciated and are used for unfunded projects for which grants are not available.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
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  2. #82
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    We collected 320 gallons the last 2 days. The sap is pouring out of the lines as we put things away. Its been a great season. 45 gallons, it was our best year ever. Its seriously time to consider a RO.
    2017 160 on 3/16th

    2x6 homemade arch

    2x4 copper drop tube flue pan

    sawmill shed converted to sugar shack

  3. #83
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    We collected 180 on Friday and another 187 Saturday. The finisher is full so bottling this morning then get ready for another big night. Syrup turned really light last nigh once we pushed the old stuff through. Could set an all time record this year. We need 48+ to do that.
    2 X 6 Smoky Lake with auto draw and reverse flow
    16 X 16 Smoky Lake Filter/Finisher
    2017 82 on gravity and 31 on drops to buckets

  4. #84
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    We have a flood of sap since the snow and cold, but a test boil showed buddy smell and flavor. So we are done. Just shy of 50 gallons for the season.
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    180 taps on sacks
    75 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  5. #85
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    Rileysugarbusch are you tapping silver maples or sugar maples? Im south of you and have sugar maples and the syrup i made yesterday was amazing and light in color.

  6. #86
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    Quote Originally Posted by maplenutter butter View Post
    Rileysugarbusch are you tapping silver maples or sugar maples? Im south of you and have sugar maples and the syrup i made yesterday was amazing and light in color.
    All sugars. The sap I checked was fresh off the tubing system, which are generally higher in elevation and bud earliest. Maybe if I tried some sap from the sacks it would be better.

    I'm glad you got some good syrup!

    Where are you located?
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    180 taps on sacks
    75 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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    Belle Plaine/Henderson area.

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    We have over 300 gallons hanging on the trees so I went down to check it. A test boil showed clearly that that was buddy too, so no good.
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    180 taps on sacks
    75 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  9. #89
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    I'm getting the best run in 4 years. This is the first time evry tree is running. Tomorrow I will be running both evaporators. The root cellar is holding 120 gallons overnight at 40F. Tomorrow I should be able to collect another 150 gallons.
    2016- 32 taps, 3 1/2 gallons
    2017- 150 taps, 13 gallons after building an evaporator
    2018- goal is 240+ taps. 20+ gallons.
    2018 Reality- 235 taps, 5 gallons of syrup. Average 50 birch taps and 3 gallons of syrup.
    2019- 180 maple taps, 20 gallons of finished syrup.
    ~ 160 birch taps, 13 finished gallons of syrup.

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  10. #90
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    Looking like it is going to be the best year for us. Pulled taps on Sunday can't keep up and getting tired.It was still running strong. Collected 120 gallons on Friday. 160 gallons on Saturday and 140 on Sunday. Don't know if we will be able to cook it all. We have about 22 gallon of syrup so far all running darker this year. Last 2 batches are the lighter.
    all on 100 taps
    on the south end of Mille lacs Lake.
    Family taped for many years
    started again 2009 after 25 year break with 40 taps
    2011 60 taps
    2016 90 taps

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