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    Congrats! Enjoy!
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    You will really like boiling on that in your new digs.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Very nice! You're going to like that evaporator.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    man. that entire setup makes me jealous lol

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    2019 - 1st year 14 taps 1 Gallon Jugs + 4x 5-Gallon Buckets + Propane Grill + lots of headaches so far

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    That is a sweet little evaporator. Man, you are going to love boiling on that and be inside, life will be good for 2020!!! Congrats.

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    All is Good. What a beaut of a day!
    We are getting close to the sugarin season and we piped in the smoke stack, My father in law helped me with the bricking and we put in a head tank and stand. Now sometime this month we'll boil some water and see what happens!
    DSC00778.jpg DSC00779.jpgDSC00781.jpgsweet view from the doors!
    Last edited by Shirefisher; 01-31-2020 at 04:41 PM. Reason: just cuz

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    That last picture from the open doors is an absolutely gorgeous view.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - going for 100 taps bags and buckets

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    I tapped a few trees yesterday to see if any sap will start moving...

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    Today was the first boil. We boiled up to 12 gallons an hour. We collected 55 or so gallons the last few days and now have sweetened the pans. What a great start to the season. We had 3 generations working on the homestead today!
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    After 3 boils we have over 2.5 gallons of syrup... I hope the season lasts another couple of weeks. I tested my tress and got sugar % from 2-4% through out. I did get a 3% reading in the tank! So that is good.

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