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  1. #1
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    Default Tapping in Green county

    We started tapping today. Started with 90 on sureflow vacuum. Tomorrow we will tap a couple hundred more. Sap wasn’t running today, but the weather looks good for the next several days.


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    60 Bee Hives
    200 Acres of Ky hills
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    2018 - Lapierre 2X8 Storm
    1963 Military M37 Sap Hauler
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    We tapped another 132, they were flowing a little.
    Sorghum Producer
    60 Bee Hives
    200 Acres of Ky hills
    225 Taps on Gravity
    2018 - Lapierre 2X8 Storm
    1963 Military M37 Sap Hauler
    and if things get tough...M35A2
    youtube videos

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    Nice , I tapped 10 Sunday. All but 2 of the trees I drilled were running pretty good. Im glad somebody else in the south decided to tap the same time. Makes me feel a little better about the decision to tap then.

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    Sap was running pretty good today. Got 175 gallons by mid afternoon. I went ahead and pumped it out because it might overflow tonight.

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    Sorghum Producer
    60 Bee Hives
    200 Acres of Ky hills
    225 Taps on Gravity
    2018 - Lapierre 2X8 Storm
    1963 Military M37 Sap Hauler
    and if things get tough...M35A2
    youtube videos

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    afretired, I am quite jealous of your sap hauler. How did you happen to come across it?
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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    I’ve had it for several years. I forget now, but it was either listed on eBay or Craig’s list, ad it was close enough to go get it. They are still available, and parts are easy to come by.
    Sorghum Producer
    60 Bee Hives
    200 Acres of Ky hills
    225 Taps on Gravity
    2018 - Lapierre 2X8 Storm
    1963 Military M37 Sap Hauler
    and if things get tough...M35A2
    youtube videos

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    I think its awesome, probably because I spent 17 years in the Army National Guard. I was assigned 5 huey's to keep maintained and fly in. You do not see many of those vehicles here in Michigan.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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    I know what you are talking about, i like old military equipment. I spent 20 years in the Air Force.
    Sorghum Producer
    60 Bee Hives
    200 Acres of Ky hills
    225 Taps on Gravity
    2018 - Lapierre 2X8 Storm
    1963 Military M37 Sap Hauler
    and if things get tough...M35A2
    youtube videos

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    Thank you for your service sir. It is very much appreciated.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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    Were you able to still collect sap through this cold snap?
    2019 2.25 Gallons of Syrup on 6 Taps
    2020 12.5 Gallons of Syrup on 37 trees and 54 Taps
    2021 Hoping for 20 to 25 Gallons on 70+ Trees and 100+ taps.
    Silver, Autumn Blaze, Red, some Sugar
    Smoky Lake Dauntless Divided Pan.
    I will be experimenting with cold shock gravity filtering.

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