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    Get to know your neighbors and invite them over while you are boiling off next spring. Maybe they will let you tap some trees. Start small and grow as you learn once you catch the bug it becomes addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdiamond View Post
    Get to know your neighbors and invite them over while you are boiling off next spring. Maybe they will let you tap some trees. Start small and grow as you learn once you catch the bug it becomes addictive.
    I've already got the bug that's the "problem" lol

    the guy to one side of me has no trees. the other side I THINK has 2 maples, and that was actually my plan PDiamond lol.

    my father in law is about a 10 minute ride away from me, I was thinking about tapping a couple of his along the edge of his property that are easily accessible. the problem becomes collecting. I cant collect until 1-2 PM and I wont have time to go both places.

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    How do you plan to boil the sap?
    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:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    How do you plan to boil the sap?
    Out door grill.
    I want to get a stainless pan to boil in.
    I'm just going to keep adding to it until it's close. I'll be making granulated sugar out of most of it so I just have to get it to about 220-225 or so (if my memory is working before I have my coffee) and I can finish inside on the stove. it should still be solvable then i think.

    though now that i think about it... i should probably be closer to 217 shouldn't I? I'm trying to have the least amount of water in the house, but make it as easy as possible.

    once I get to syrup I can store it right? I wish I could make an inexpensive RO lol

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    something like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNamelessPoet View Post
    Out door grill.
    I want to get a stainless pan to boil in.
    I'm just going to keep adding to it until it's close. I'll be making granulated sugar out of most of it so I just have to get it to about 220-225 or so (if my memory is working before I have my coffee) and I can finish inside on the stove. it should still be solvable then i think.

    though now that i think about it... i should probably be closer to 217 shouldn't I? I'm trying to have the least amount of water in the house, but make it as easy as possible.

    once I get to syrup I can store it right? I wish I could make an inexpensive RO lol

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    Ok *cracking knuckles* ...first, get yourself a whole lot of propane tanks and be ready to make many runs to the nearest refill station. Is there any way you can contain the heat so you aren't heating the great outdoors? Then get to a restaurant supply store and get a couple stainless steel hotel pans. How deep is up to you - how strong are you? My 4in deep hotel pans hold some 4 US gallons of sap. Also get a big stainless steel pot for finishing in, cause syrup comes roaring up the sides in a hellish froth when it's almsot ready. Get some welder's gloves too so you can lift the pan when it's freakin hot.

    You're in the right range for finishing syrup at 219-225...but I would caution against trying to do it out in the open. In order to take it to sugar you need to go to around 265. I very much doubt you want to do that in a big ol unwieldy hotel pan.

    Yes you definitely can store the syrup....in fact you should plan on it. Ice is the poor man's RO. Ditch the ice, keep the liquid that is left, boil that. Good luck.
    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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    oh boy... I had a nightmare last night about sugaring... I was trying to finish in. Wok of all things and after I started boiling it, I could carrots and zucchini in it... never took it out and when it got close to being finished I started in the mixing bowl and realized the veggies were still in there.

    that was after boiling the 1st batch to 0% water lol... what a mess

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    Calm down, maple should be kept fun for everyone.
    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:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    Calm down, maple should be kept fun for everyone.
    bah, made it before so I'm not nervous. just funny I had those 2 dreams last night lol.

    I least I didnt spill it on my 3 year old!!!

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    Maybe that dream with the wok and veggies is actually a premonition ;-) Oh and keep your little helper out of the kitchen when you're finishing off a batch - it takes only a moment's distraction for a batch to boil over and create a truly hellacious mess.
    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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