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    Default North East Ohio 2020

    Thought it was as good a time as any to get a thread started for the NEO group. Been working on some upgrades over here and getting ready for another season.

    Early January had Fred and crew install a 500' mainline and 2000' of 5/16" laterals in the woods on the north side of our property. So far we have 18 laterals and I was able to cut in 100 drops with ZapBac spouts in the 65° temps this past Saturday. There are still more trees over there but they're along a pretty steep ravine and I'm not yet sure if it's worth it.

    Also had them install a CDL sap lifter down at the creek where my 3/16 lines (and the new 1" line) dump into a booster, and then re-run and re-pitch the 1" main line up to the releaser at the sugar house. The line now slopes down to the sugar house, but the lifter has to raise sap about 19' to get to it.
    It looks like it'll work much better than what I had last year.

    I'm planning to play around with adding air to my sap tank either with the H2O air blower or bubbling with a pump. Sat in on a seminar at LEME that indicated that adding oxygen to sap can improve maple flavor... enough said...I am in on that one.

    Anyone else with new plans or toys?
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Thanks for getting this thread started this year john. Nothing what I would call major here to report on except this crazy weather we are having. We are pretty much ready to go, got the woods mostly tuned in and ready to tap. Just trying to wait patiently for the season, depending on weather we are planning to tap mid February. Good luck to all this season
    Kevin

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    I hope many of you can make it to the Ohio Maple Days. You've got some great speakers coming. Dr. Abby van den Berg (from UVM PMRC) and Steve Childs (Cornell) will both be there this year.

    https://www.ohiomaple.org/Ohio%20Map...ev%20final.pdf

    Hope you don't get snowed out again!
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    I hope many of you can make it to the Ohio Maple Days. You've got some great speakers coming. Dr. Abby van den Berg (from UVM PMRC) and Steve Childs (Cornell) will both be there this year.

    https://www.ohiomaple.org/Ohio%20Map...ev%20final.pdf

    Hope you don't get snowed out again!
    Looking at the 10-day forecast we might have some snow by next weekend, but not much. It's just now starting to look like winter around here. It better get cold soon or we may be in for another year like 2012...
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    I'll be there for the Morrow county day, always a good day.
    100 -110 taps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    ....Nothing what I would call major here to report on except this crazy weather we are having. We are pretty much ready to go, got the woods mostly tuned in and ready to tap. Just trying to wait patiently for the season, depending on weather we are planning to tap mid February. Good luck to all this season - Kevin
    Hey Kevin...I think your brand new timber-frame sugar house and evaporator are pretty major!! Wish you the best with all that new shiny this spring, that's a helluva an accomplishment...
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye gold View Post
    I'll be there for the Morrow county day, always a good day.
    please introduce yourself
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
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    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Any one thinking about tapping this week?
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    John,
    From across the line to your East. I am going to try to get some lines up and see what the situation is near the end of the week. Might just go with Feb 1 if the weather looks good. Some sap runs have past. I just don't see the deep freeze weather coming. But usually if I tap it will happen!
    A large producer near here tapped Jan 6 and has made 1200 gallon on 1% sap.
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Any one thinking about tapping this week?
    John,
    I was very close to pulling the trigger on tapping today, but weather man changed the forecast for next week from 40’s to low 30’s. Looks like itll be a few weeks for now. Hoping to set taps first week or two of feb. something tells me the super cold winter just isnt going to come this year. I did tap one tree on a bag to test the waters and get a hole out of my system 😂, it tested at 1.9 percent which is good for me.
    Kevin

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