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  1. #11
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    We're up and running. Having a blast with our new RO. Don't know why I waited so long. 175 Gallons in three days with only about 15 hours of boiling and less than two cords of wood.
    2400 taps all 3/16 gravity
    New CDL 600 GPH RO that is freaking awesome
    4x14 Leader/CDL rig with a steam-away
    Still havin' fun

  2. #12
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    Sap not running very well here even with highs in the 40s. Cloudy overcast days have the sap holding tight. Weather looks marginal rest of week with deep freeze coming Thurs into Friday
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

  3. #13
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    Runs have been very consistent the last couple weeks. Even got a 1GPT run on a sunny day last week that temp never got higher than 36 degrees. Fighting some freezing valves etc that come with overnight temps in the single digits but the logistical merry go round of where to put sap to hold a day is fun. Should be good sap weather til Wednesday then time to clean evaporator and acid wash RO waiting for next run
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

  4. #14
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    Wow, what a run overnight. It was perfect storm, thawed ground, hard two day freeze and then sunny 50 degree day with a front moving through. Got more than 1.25 gallon per tap in just over 12 hours and it is still going like gangbusters....
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

  5. #15
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    For sure! We are over 2.5 per tap since yesterday at 1400!! Looks like a late night Mike.

  6. #16
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    Agree Mike, ours are still running like mad.
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
    Homemade arch
    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
    Also do homebrew

    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/ZMANSYRUP/

  7. #17
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    The deluge continues but is slowing some. We got more than 2.5gpt over 24 hours again. Tank cleaning is put on hold for now. i need dark syrup anyway����. Good luck to those just starting up north, the sap faucet is about to turn on full bore
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

  8. #18
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    Extended forecast has no freezes after tonight in the 10 day and a 60 degree day on Monday. We tapped earlier than ever before and may end earlier than ever before unless something changes... our end is typically first week in April. I will leave pumps on and see how long I get sap.
    Hoping for another freeze or two.
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

  9. #19
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    Wow Maplewalnut, the forecast here is one warm night and all the rest below freezing. What a difference a few miles can make. I boiled 5 days in a row this past week and if the forecast is right it's non stop all this week. BUT we will see!
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
    Homemade arch
    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
    Also do homebrew

    http://s928.photobucket.com/albums/ad121/ZMANSYRUP/

  10. #20
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    Well the sap has all but stopped here after no freezes in days but the pumps stay on. Two days to go still without feezing temps and then three days in mid-low 20s at night. Curious to see if that is enough to reset for one last run. No peepers yet so we stay in the game

    Mike
    Algier 2x6
    Around 2500 taps
    Polaris ATVs, Ski Doo snowmobiles to get around
    Atlas Copco, Surge SP-22 pumps
    Lapierre 600 RO




    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...Sugar%20shack/

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