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  1. #131
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    I had a really good sap run last yesterday and into the last night on the tract in middlefield/durham. Quick freeze overnight and it ran like gangbusters today. Collected 55gal from monday night, and 110 gal today at last check about 4pm it was still running very strong. Bottled 4 gallons from over the weekends boil, and still have about 2 gal of sweet from the pan I need to bring down. plus a good buddy dropped off a 5gal bucket of fresh dug steamers. Looks like ill be busy boiling a bunch of good stuff!
    Last edited by Person25; 02-18-2020 at 06:24 PM.
    1990-2013 - 35+, 7/16, on milk jugs+3gal galv buckets, 55gal drum firebox, 125 year old 10 gallon porcelain pot, outdoors yaknow.
    2014------- - 40+ Brought the operation indoors, new 10x12 sugar shack, new 2x3 Mason.
    2015-2020 - 60+ 5/16 Buckets, 3/16 tube, DIY RoBucket, on the mason in the shack, me, the dog, sometimes the ole'lady

  2. #132
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    Ive got some room on the evaporator to cook those steamers that sounds delicious.
    2017 25 taps on buckets got me hooked 1 gallon of sweet
    2018 51 taps on 3/16 tubing/ DIY oil tank evaporator 8.5gallons finished
    2019 60 taps 7 gallons finished ended season short
    2020 New 2x4 divided pan ready to get away from the headache that is steam table pans

  3. #133
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    Looking out the kitchen window at 5 AM there's an almost full bucket staring back at me - The steam will be rising here good part of the day as another 2 day freeze up is coming tonight.

  4. #134
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    I picked up 120 gallons yesterday through last night.
    My 275 IBC storage tote is expected to overrun today, so I fired up the RO.
    I'm expecting a boil later tonight and/or tomorrow morning depending on how things shake out today...
    Weather looks promising for a good top off of the tanks today.
    2020 - 70ish taps on shurflo 4008, 10 taps on buckets. Mason 2x4 XL. DIY R.O.
    2019 - First Season with a Late Start. 10 taps on buckets, block arch and 2.5 gallons of syrup.
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  5. #135
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    I collected another 40 gallons from 24 taps last night but I got some moth's in my covered buckets last night.

    Any body else findings moths?
    2019 getting back into it
    17-18 not able to tap
    14-16 present: Portable Oil Tank evaporator 40+ taps
    09-14: Pot on Stove to Barrel - 20 taps

  6. #136
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    No moths, but got a few mosquitos!
    2017 - 20ish taps on buckets, boiling outside in two baking pans
    2018 - 50 taps, 20-buckets, 30-tubing, homemade arch from oil tank in my barn, 17 gal syrup
    2019 - same set up, 20 gal syrup
    2020 - ro bucket! Let’s see how well it works!

  7. #137
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    Also no moths but flys and mosquitoes. That and another 60 gallons of sap since yesterday afternoon.

    The pan is back up to a boil hopefully I will get thru all the sap today.
    2017 25 taps on buckets got me hooked 1 gallon of sweet
    2018 51 taps on 3/16 tubing/ DIY oil tank evaporator 8.5gallons finished
    2019 60 taps 7 gallons finished ended season short
    2020 New 2x4 divided pan ready to get away from the headache that is steam table pans

  8. #138
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    All you with no moths - They all flew to my place - must have picked out 2 dozen this AM. All caught up here, sap at 1035 gal so far.

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