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  1. #11
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    I tapped yesterday - 4 trees, 7 taps.
    Usually 6-10 taps around my yard into 5 gal pails
    Boil over outdoor cinderblock fire pit
    Evaporate using two 20" diameter heavy aluminum pans
    1-3 gallons of syrup per year, depending how many days I want to commit.

  2. #12
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    Fort Plain, NY, Montgomery County
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    When we first started a long time ago..yup boiled on the woodstove. I didn't believe my husband when he told me to watch it. Welll...let's just say a huge mess. It can turn to syrup really fast. So unless you are going to babysit it....the steam will be a real problem in the house..alot!

  3. #13
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    I finished tapping on Saturday. 160 taps in, boiled 90 gallons on Sunday and just collected 150 gallons today to boil on Friday. OK start I'd say. Good luck everyone.
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    2020 ...Hopeful
    2019 165 taps , 24 gallons syrup made.
    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

  4. #14
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    I finished tapping everything on 2/12. That day I also collected 235 gals of sap to sweeten the pans. The weekend got cold enough to turn my collection tanks into 50 - 100 gal blocks of ice. On wed I collected 470 gals of sap that turned into 10.5 gals of nice golden syrup. I hope the sweetness of the sap stays. The last 2 years the ratio's were 60 - 1 and 55 - 1. That made for long days boiling for little reward.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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