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    On 3/1 I didn't bring any sap back because the tanks had about 20 gals in them and half of it was ice. Today, holly crap did the sap run the last 2 days. It wasn't running at 5pm but my tanks where almost full. I have 90 taps going into a 325 gal tank and it had 290 gals of sap in it. My other main run has 160 taps going into a 460 gal tank and it had 430 gals of sap in it. I had to leave about 40 gals in it because I was at capacity to haul it back. I have a trailer with 2 - 275 gal tanks on it. For this haul I also had to put another 275 gal tank in the back of the truck. In all of my years doing this I never had to do that before, maybe a 30 gal drum. Got 2 long days of boiling ahead of me. Will see what it gives me. Looks like the weather will be good for Sunday's load.
    Dave C.
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    Just finished a 2 day boil of 1000 gals of sap. Made over 16.5 gals of dark syrup. The niter was a pain to filter but it always is this time of year. The temps look good for this weekend but after that who knows what's going to happen.
    Last edited by dcast99; 03-08-2020 at 09:23 PM.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    Sap was running today. Brought back 440 gals. Will get to it tomorrow. Temps for the next week do not look good. Might be the end of the season.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    ...The End.
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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

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    All said an done 2.0gallons on 10 buckets on our barrel arch. One happy 8 year old, I think I created a monster might need to tap everything again next season.
    180 gravity mostly reds
    15 buckets
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