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    Default Tapping 2021

    Still early but anyone thinking about tapping yet? This is a good three weeks earlier than I've ever tapped but these temperatures we've been having coupled with a pretty stable extended forecast has got me thinking about it. I think I'm gonna wait it out still but I've been itching to run my line, especially after last year's non-winter.

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    Well I hear ya it’s been a great run of weather got me looking at my stuff since I’ve not spent winter in nj the past two seasons,I’m sure it would be running but think it’s early but never know how the rest of winter goes but I like it for working around the farm splitting wood milling lumber and the other things I enjoy doing can’t beat 20s to 40s every day glad it started to dry up or freeze a bit it’s been messy!
    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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    I just finished running a bunch of new lines and fixing old ones. The sugar maple that I cut down last Sunday was running a little bit.Will probably wait another month to tap. Have to get the sugar house updated to handle the new equipment. Need to run a water line and dedicated electric to it. About a 125-150 foot run. Will need it for the RO and filter press.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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    Why are you you back?
    I thought you moved on to warmer weather living.
    Welcome back !

    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    Well I hear ya itís been a great run of weather got me looking at my stuff since Iíve not spent winter in nj the past two seasons,Iím sure it would be running but think itís early but never know how the rest of winter goes but I like it for working around the farm splitting wood milling lumber and the other things I enjoy doing canít beat 20s to 40s every day glad it started to dry up or freeze a bit itís been messy!
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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

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    Didn’t move just have places other then my farm in NJ should I leave this over taxed state?
    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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    Hey! how you doing you old busted up lineman you , thought you left this maple nonsense behind.

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    Nope reinstalled some of my 3/16 runs just before the snow!! Will give it a shot glade we’re getting this cold then it’s probably time to tap!! Week or so
    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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    I would've tapped on Monday and Tuesday had we not got 30". Today and next 2 days would be a nice run. I'll post pics of my vacuum setup. I still don't have an RO.
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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

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    I have to bring mine out n flush n get ready just been working on other stuff
    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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    Got the new RO room powered. Need to run the air line into the sugar house. Need to re-arrange the sugar house for the filter press. Just got all the hose and tank fittings from ProFlow. Had to up-size everything due to the RO. Still need to do a final flush on all of my tanks.Still trying to figure out how and when my buddy can plow the property out. I don't think my Cub lo-boy will be able to handle the 30" of snow.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps ( all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarshack

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