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    Default North East Ohio 2021

    It's that time of year and Kevin's post was enough to get a new NE Ohio Thread off the ground - Thank you Kevin - Good Bye to the worst year ever and Hello to 2021...Let 'er Rip


    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    Hey All,

    Figured id get this discussion started again since Sugar season is upon us.
    We are just about ready for the season here, usually try to be done by Christmas and we are there. A few small RO things to plumb in and we are ready to rip.
    We added a few hundred taps which will put us at 1000. Trying to finish up a woods for another farm I was hired to install.
    Made the decision that since we missed a huge early run last year that we are going to tap early probably around mid January, a month before usual but i woild rather make good syrup early then low grade bulk late.
    Whats everyone else up to?, changes?
    I've been replacing 3 year old T's on the 3/16 lines in the back woods and have an H20 Modulated Auto Draw Off with Even Flow automatic valve controller (same as Kevin's) on order from Grossman Bros.
    Last year, number 2 with the CDL Hobby RO, I found myself scrambling to tend to draws and keeping up with firing. This should be a big improvement.
    Never did anything with injecting air into my sap tank, to add to flavor... but I may do that this year.
    Last edited by johnallin; 01-04-2021 at 10:32 AM. Reason: speling
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Adding about 160 taps on gravity tubing to my 100 or so buckets.
    Replaced my 12" cdl vac filter for an 18" one.
    Got a new NextGen 100HPRO reverse osmosis machine.
    1000 taps on vac down to 3 buckets, 140 taps on gravity tubing, 75 on 4008 Shurflo
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 18" vacuum filter
    NGMP 100 HPRO RO
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX, Long 510 sap haulers
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heus View Post
    Adding about 160 taps on gravity tubing to my 100 or so buckets.
    ...
    Look out. You'll be back up to 1000 taps before you know it <grin>
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    im moving to the keys and retiring as after a few years of making syrup, have become independently wealthy.
    Fred Ahrens
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    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Making syrup??? Who are you trying to kid?
    2016-First year
    17 Taps
    Block arch & steam pans
    About 1 1/2 gallons
    2017-20 taps
    About 3 gallons
    2018-13 taps
    Same Block arch & steam pans (modified arch & pans)
    2019-12 taps (keep losing trees)
    2020-Brand new Smokey Lake StarCat evaporator, about 15 taps.
    43.62N 87.78W

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnallin View Post
    Look out. You'll be back up to 1000 taps before you know it <grin>
    Stranger things have happened John
    1000 taps on vac down to 3 buckets, 140 taps on gravity tubing, 75 on 4008 Shurflo
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL 18" vacuum filter
    NGMP 100 HPRO RO
    2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX, Long 510 sap haulers
    Past evaporators: Phaneuf 2x6, A&A 2.5x10, Smoky Lake 2x8 (oil then wood fired)
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal 2020: 30 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred View Post
    im moving to the keys and retiring as after a few years of making syrup, have become independently wealthy.
    You must have listened real well when I was in Ohio a few years back Fred.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by heus View Post
    Stranger things have happened John
    No doubts from me...go for it, it's what yo do best!
    I give you -1 year max- before you're back up to 1000.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    You must have listened real well when I was in Ohio a few years back Fred.
    Not too sure about that, this is the guy that can't see the benefits of a Clear Press...just might be suffering from lack of sunshine? <big grin>
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Looks like we are finally going to start to get winter and get a good freeze at least for a few weeks. After that it will put us very close to go time.

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