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    Default Micro2 by Leader

    I am looking into purchasing a Leader Micro2 before the end of preseason order sale. I will be running 250 taps all yard. fence row trees.

    What concerns or feed back should I be aware of before buying one?

    Thanks
    2019 - 180 taps buckets and bags, 50 gallons of syrup
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    I used a Micro2 this season. For 250 taps on medium vac it was fine. If your taps are not on vac I would go with the single membrane unit. Unless you can store sap for a couple days to get enough to be able to wash and rinse properly. The best I could do on cold sap was 180 gallons processed per hour splitting it 50/50 (with 1.8-2% sap). I also toyed with the idea of plumbing it so on low sap flow days I could use it as a single membrane, and then use it as a 2 membrane unit on good flow days. For a beginner unit is does its purpose. For someone like me that has had a "professional" unit in the past, with recirculation and all the bells and whistles, it seemed a bit primitive. For the price you cannot beat it though.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO (for sale)
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Jason
    Are you going to use the Micro2 next year? selling high brix sap?
    John Allin

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Jason
    Are you going to use the Micro2 next year? selling high brix sap?
    I am looking to purchase so I can boil at a higher concentration in turn hopefully allowing me to collect more sap. Only selling syrup.
    2019 - 180 taps buckets and bags, 50 gallons of syrup
    Lean to off the barn for sugaring
    Lapierre 2x8 Classic
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Wes Fab 7" short bank press
    I own Stihl's
    Chocolate lab

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Jason
    Are you going to use the Micro2 next year? selling high brix sap?
    No just raw sap. It will be for sale.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO (for sale)
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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