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  1. #11
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    Canned 11 pints today. Beautiful light red. Smells wonderful.
    Fired evaporator this AM at 4:30 and just sat in that sweet steam and meditated. Ahhh. Been waiting a year for that.
    Good sap flow on Sunday and Monday. Since then pretty slow.
    Next couple of days supposed to get into 40's. Fingers crossed.
    143 taps in now.
    I've got about 40 more trees. I'm going to wait a couple of weeks for those.
    2021 - ~200 taps
    2015 - built home made RO - thanks to Mattatuck Madness for plans
    2013 - move to WV - New Half Pint Evaporator - 80 taps - Bender Releaser from eBay with eBay Gast pumps - new building
    2012 - got divorced - moved from PA - lost farm
    2011 - 140 taps - big 4x4 gas pan
    2000 - 15 taps
    1997 - 5 taps - cooked in roast pans on free gas well
    1996 - 1 tap - gas grill

  2. #12
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    Default Second Batch in Evaporator Today 2021-01-16

    Excellent sap flow for a couple of days this week. Collected a couple hundred gallons. 2% sugar! Better than my first run. That was about 1.75%. Finished in RO last night. Fired up evaporator this morning at 5 AM. Been cooking all day. Should get into finishing pan tomorrow. The let's see what I got. I don't like to estimate. I'm always wrong. Then long distance weather forecast looks pretty grim. I'm saving 40 more trees for end of the month tapping.
    2021 - ~200 taps
    2015 - built home made RO - thanks to Mattatuck Madness for plans
    2013 - move to WV - New Half Pint Evaporator - 80 taps - Bender Releaser from eBay with eBay Gast pumps - new building
    2012 - got divorced - moved from PA - lost farm
    2011 - 140 taps - big 4x4 gas pan
    2000 - 15 taps
    1997 - 5 taps - cooked in roast pans on free gas well
    1996 - 1 tap - gas grill

  3. #13
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    put in 80 taps Sunday 1/24 in northeast Preston County. Doing a huge construction project this winter so I am going to take it easy on the maple this year. Waiting a week or two to tap another 120. Forecast isn't looking too good.

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