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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Darn I really like that little RO.
    even better than that clear press contraption as i understand it
    Fred Ahrens
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Jason, how’d it go for you with the new reduced tap count? We broke the 40 gallon mark over here. A personal record and all thanks go to the CDL Hobby RO. Pulled over 2800 gallons of water and figured I saved over 90 hours of boil time and - most important- lots of wood. Darn I really like that little RO.
    John I should hit 26-30 gallons. With 100 buckets that's pretty respectable I think. At least one more boil tomorrow maybe even later in the week who knows. I relearned what I already knew: gathering 100 buckets and boiling raw sap was as time consuming as running 1000 taps on vac and boiling 8-12% sap.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    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 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLegJohn View Post
    Broke the 2000 gallon mark. Hopefully, it freezes tonight and we keep going. That sap that came in last run wasn't good. Hopefully, we get a freeze tonight. If not, it is the end for us.
    Nate great job.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    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 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred View Post
    even better than that clear press.... as i understand it
    Yup... .
    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 heus View Post
    John I should hit 26-30 gallons. With 100 buckets that's pretty respectable I think. At least one more boil tomorrow maybe even later in the week who knows. I relearned what I already knew: gathering 100 buckets and boiling raw sap was as time consuming as running 1000 taps on vac and boiling 8-12% sap.
    Jason, I'm just above 40 gallons, so far on close to 300 taps, those are some nice trees you've got over there!

    Did get about 100 gallons in as of 6 tonight...little cloudy but it's sap. Will check in the morning.
    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 after downsizing I now have the luxury of choosing only my very best 150-200 year old trees.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    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 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Today is definitely the last boil for me, while I collected 5-600 gallons yesterday and night, it was barely 1%.
    Mike

    450 taps on vacuum - 2018 - 150 gal
    530 taps on vacuum - 2019- 190 gal
    24 x 32 Pole Barn Sugar House 2018
    Smoky Lake 2x8 Silverlake Raised Flue w/ concentric exhaust 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by heus View Post
    John after downsizing I now have the luxury of choosing only my very best 150-200 year old trees.
    That's a nice luxury Jason. I'm lucky to see 1¾ mostly at 1½ and at times, only 1%. Couldn't/Wouldn't do it without the RO.

    And just so Fred doesn't get all confused... to that I'll add: "the Leader Clear Press is King..."
    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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    You guys across the line have done real good! We finished gathering today. Sap (250 gal) went to neighbor and will be in the dark robust class. I have our evaporator in clean mode. Will clean lines and bring in the equipment within the next few days too. Last 5 gallons of very dark syrup made Sunday during the 17th annual Taste and Tour. (we just got it in prior to the close down for CV-19.) We had a good crowd on sat.
    Jason, I think your right, boiling raw sap is a lot of work! If I doubled my tap count I would have to look at a R.O.! We ended the season at 183.5 gallons of syrup in NWPA.
    Always good to see how you guys do to the west of us also.
    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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    Hoping for a good sap day, today. Looks like it froze up good last night. Something amazing I realized last night. I have not had to add more than 3 drops of antifoam to my back pan total this whole season. Even back when I was boiling raw sap before, I had to regularly add it. On another note, the steam began to smell like late season yesterday when I was boiling. Syrup still tastes great, though. My sap yesterday was 2.1% which is the highest its been in a few weeks.
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 105 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 12" vacuum filter
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Sap Hauler
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    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 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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