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  1. #1
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    Default How is it going?

    Where is everybody this year? Nobody has been letting us know how the season is going for them. For me the taps have been running slow. No big runs. I tapped half on 2/16 and the other half on 2/23. Made 27 gallons of syrup so far. Mostly amber but the last boil turned a little darker. Will see what tomorrows boil of 350 gallons of sap gives me.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    I know! Where are the Jersey folks? I always enjoy hearing about 5050's progress.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup
    2019 - 28 taps, 1409.5L sap 40.12L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



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    Boiled a total of 460 gallons of sap today. Made a little over 8 gallons of syrup. Had some drama thou. A whole developed in our syrup pan. At one point it was "peeing" into the fire box. With playing with the amount of fire in the box we were able to get it to seal up. Tomorrow we will have to disassemble the front pan and fix it.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    Got pan fixed. Boiled yesterday with no drama. Taps are slowing down. Even trees that were tapped 2 weeks age are shutting down. Will be pulling the taps on Thursday Made 41 gallons of syrup so far. All looks nice.2019 syrup.jpg
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    Nice you made some good stuff!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    if anybody is still on here, been busy, boiled 14,145 gal, made about 230 gal of mostly lighter syrup. last two years mostly dark. best year in 20 years. just finished the big cleanup.
    1022 taps on gravity tubing, 3X11 Leader drop flue rig, 200 gal Lapierrre RO

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    Well sorry all for the absence but I retired in October and spent the winter in Florida keys diving fishing and enjoying the warm sun,but don't like to post I'm not home but back now and first year not making syrup in quite some time,I really missed doing it but really enjoyed the keys!! May need to buy syrup from someone here?
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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