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    Default Fountain county!

    Tapped on January 30 with 59 buckets and 115 taps! Collected 150 gallons of sap the next day! Off to a good start! 2.6% sugar content. Started boiling today, February 1st!

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    Have poured 17 gallons of syrup so far this season!! Sap has been running good. It’s been coming in at 2.4% then I run it through my homemade RO and it brings it up to 4%.

    I got over run with sap yesterday and so I ran all of it through my RO to get it in the gravity fed storage tote, then to make sure I wouldn’t have it spoil, I kept cycling through my RO. By the time it was gravity flowing to the pan it was 7.5%.

    I got through 700 gallons of water today in 8 hours on my 2’x6’ evaporator!

    It’s a good day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiceman View Post
    Have poured 17 gallons of syrup so far this season!! Sap has been running good. It’s been coming in at 2.4% then I run it through my homemade RO and it brings it up to 4%.

    I got over run with sap yesterday and so I ran all of it through my RO to get it in the gravity fed storage tote, then to make sure I wouldn’t have it spoil, I kept cycling through my RO. By the time it was gravity flowing to the pan it was 7.5%.

    I got through 700 gallons of water today in 8 hours on my 2’x6’ evaporator!

    It’s a good day!
    I'd say so! I never get that level of production from my trees! Way to go... let us know how much syrup you wind up with! I haven't even been to check on my collection for almost a week and a half because we've hovered right above freezing and my woods are so dense they warm up slowly. I'm actually looking forward to the deep freeze we should get tomorrow and Friday and then I hope the warmup on Sunday and Monday will bring good things.
    2014 - 8 taps, turkey fryer, 130 gallons sap, just under 2.5 gallons syrup.
    2015 - 50 taps and counting.
    2016 - 60 taps on 3/16 and a Bill Mason evaporator on order.
    2017 - 115 taps on 3/16, homemade r/o.
    2018 - 150 taps on 3/16, r/o a big help, but lots of leaks killing yield.
    2019 - sticking with 150 taps or maybe less, focusing on good vacuum and less waste to increase yield. Doubling up my r/o, and made a vacuum filter that looks promising.

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