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  1. #11
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    Plan to finish my 3/16 natural gravity runs making them longer so i can recover the sap easier from tote tanks with all this snow this year and my bulldozer i have at my other location i would clear the path so my utv could get there it still might but it will be a task,I remove most of my lines due to all the animal damage easier to remove 700-800' runs then to repair all the down chewed up lines, tapping this weekend for sure IT"S TIME !! Set the evaporator up today better then usually the day i need it great to be retired have a little more time not much though!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    The temps this week look good but I'm wondering if the ground is too frozen to give us sap. Cleaned my collection tanks this week and will put them in place this weekend. Still have to clean the transport tanks and head tank. Still have to do a final cleaning of the evap. Waiting for hoses for the press and RO. As usual this year will plow out access to the property on Saturday and then figure out a game plan to get to the other areas that I need to get to. May have to have my buddy with a blower on his tractor come up. Will wait to see what Mondays weather gives us.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

  3. #13
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    I went for it yesterday, we got 165 done and will finish the rest by Monday. It's going to run this week in Northwest NJ.
    I did pull the trigger on a nice used Leader Micro 2 RO last week after a few years of being on the fence. Good luck everyone! The last 3 years I have made a few gallons by now, later this year than average last 3 years.
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    2020-Leader Micro2 RO added, 210 taps
    2019-165 taps ,24 gallons syrup made.
    2017-crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2010-1st year,30 taps on buckets ,concrete block and 4 stainless pans

  4. #14
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    Well I’m tapped few more on one run to
    Be all tapped,had my son n daughter boyfriend help me run 3 runs of 3/16 500’ down hill further that’s 1500’ plus so maybe be able to collect it with so much snow will be a task as it warms up this week it’s going to rip !! Good luck to all it’s going to get real busy!!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

  5. #15
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    Collection tanks in place. Will start tapping on Tuesday. Ground under the snow is thawed so it should run good. A later start than the last few years. By this time last year I all ready made more than 10 gallons. Sugarwoods - I guess we will both be learning how to run the ROs. Picked up a new Micro 1
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

  6. #16
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    I built my RO 3 years ago used it one season now have to remember?? It makes it fun now to try n handle lots of sap for me. In years past president’s weekend I’m normally looking at 400 gallons burning 4 days straight now the RO makes it manageable
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

  7. #17
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    New to forum and syrup world, located in Sussex County NJ. Tapped 5 trees Saturday. Weather looks good, collected about 3 gallons of sap today.

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    Welcome to the site!! Great place to teach us or learn fun time here everyone's probably busy but people will add to this welcome aboard to the worst addition you will have I mean the greatest you will see how the trees get ya doing things you won't believe spending time outside spending money n meeting great people !!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    Didnít move just have places other then my farm in NJ should I leave this over taxed state?
    Welcome back to the syrup fun for this year!
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup
    2019 - 28 taps, 1409.5L sap 40.12L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  10. #20
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    Yes for sure I was going to see what you were up to,should have first batch going Saturday!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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