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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoerBoel View Post
    MikeC82: Where is the screenshot from?
    I make em.

    Have a formula based on day high, low the previous night, and previous 60 hour temp trend. Works pretty good for early in the year - but breaks down a bit once the REALLY heavy flow comes later on. Still trying to tweak it. I think it has something to do with the sun at the end. Need some way to plug in solar radiation lol.

    This is the results from last year -

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    2018 - 65 taps - 494G / 1827L Sap - 11.6G / 44L Finished Syrup
    2019 - 100 taps - 514G/ 1945L Sap - 19.2G/ 73L Finished Syrup
    2020 - 137 taps -

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC82 View Post
    For Brockville - Prescott

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    Where'd you find that graphic Mike? Would be great to use as a reference....

    TJ

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    We are planning to start getting ready this weekend. Our new RO needs to get plumbed, the releasers need to be put back together and taken out to the woods, the evaporator needs to be put back together and a million other odds and ends. The plan is to start tapping on Sunday to get a headstart so we can be ready when the real start happens. Since we need about 5 days to get tapped and the lines checked, primarily on weekends, we can't risk not being ready in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurkeyJohn View Post
    Where'd you find that graphic Mike? Would be great to use as a reference....

    TJ
    Hi Turkey John.
    I make them myself based on the two-week temperature forecasts from a couple models I get online. Seemed to work pretty good last year. Helped me to know when I had to pick up and when I could leave the buckets out for the night. As with most maple syrup things though, nothing is every really for certain
    2018 - 65 taps - 494G / 1827L Sap - 11.6G / 44L Finished Syrup
    2019 - 100 taps - 514G/ 1945L Sap - 19.2G/ 73L Finished Syrup
    2020 - 137 taps -

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    Long Range forecast for Ottawa. Full week of sap weather starting next Sat. Will be putting out the taps next Sat am (or maybe Friday evening). Looking forward to boiling in my new sugar shack (I made expansions this year. :-) )

    14 day forecast Ottawa Feb 14 2020.jpg
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    2020 -30 trees 32 taps. ~900 Liters sap collected. Syrup count: 27.1 liters of syrup.
    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 Liters sap collected. Syrup count: 22.2 liters of syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Liters sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -18 liters syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 liters sap collected. Syrup count: 1.5 liters of syrup

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    We got about 2600 taps in this weekend despite some mechanical issues with my truck and the ATV. The going isn't terrible in the woods - but not great either! My calves feel like someone beat them with a framing hammer.

    The forecast doesn't look that warm for us next week. +4 on Sunday and Monday might get the lines flushed out a bit but probably not worth gathering. The rest of next week and beyond is too cold for any significant flows.
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    Agree w. ennismaple about the weather. Might get a push Sunday into Monday in Eastern Ontario, but I will believe it when I see it. We just bought a new rig the other day new stove and a continuous flow pan with flutes. Very excited to see how it works. Mother Nature seems determined to make us wait.

    For what it's worth (and that's not much) - here's my season flow prediction before it all gets started. Good luck to anyone tapping this weekend!

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    2018 - 65 taps - 494G / 1827L Sap - 11.6G / 44L Finished Syrup
    2019 - 100 taps - 514G/ 1945L Sap - 19.2G/ 73L Finished Syrup
    2020 - 137 taps -

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    I will be tapping Saturday here in n Addison. Should be enough to flush the alcohol out with a little help from VAC. then heading for a freeze late next week. Also a good time to check for leaks. I think itís worth the effort and be ready to go when she flows. Good luck !
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    Weather forecast are as reliable as the weather it seams. Was going to tap this weekend but think I will hold off now. Long range forecast has changed again. Looks like after a brief warmup next week itís back below freezing for the next couple weeks. If it changes again, which it likely will, Iím ready to go. With only 400 taps to put in I can do that in a few hours. Donít want to jump the gun. Iím actually good if it does hold off a couple more weeks as I still waiting for the steam hood for my new evaporator. Cheers to a good season
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    I took the time on Monday to snowblow my access trail - about 300m of it at least - so we can get into the woods when needed.
    Other than that - all I need is 30 mins warning and we could be off to the woods. I'll look at the forecast again come Saturday and consider. I look for 7 of 14 "good sap days" in the long term forecast to get started.
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