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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarmaker View Post
    All my trees are rented from neighbors. It can be done. Just have to work at it. Keep your systems balanced as you grow.
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    Chris
    I was thinking about this a lot this week Chris. I think that is the only way to not get yourself in a bind.

    I was talking to a guy at work about it, and he does it himself on a small scale, just a few trees and he just stops when it tastes about right him so it may not even be true syrup but he has fun doing it with his gf kids, and in reality that's what matters right?
    Back to my point. He has about 7 acres and he buys up to town land that is over 100 acres that he knows (his and the town's lot) has lots of SUGAR maples. He said as long as I come get it, I can tap there next year if I want. I may take him up on it and getting too big too fast was my concern. But if you keep it balanced as you go, you should be safe. So I am thinking of maybe 2 times the trees next year, and get an RO and I can still keep my current setup. Then the next year get a "Real" pan and then I can add more trees. I don't want to go from 20 "OK" taps to 100+ really good taps and drown in sap lol.
    2020 - 1st year 14 taps 1 Gallon Jugs + 4x 5-Gallon Buckets + Propane Grill + lots of headaches so far
    2021 - 2nd year - 19 Taps (and some free sap from a friend in the same own!) 3/5 gallon so far!

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    Well, I have been slacking on the record's side of things, ESPECIALLY for my own records daily and I am sure next year I am going to be mad at myself but...

    As slow as it was in February, is how fast it is now all of a sudden. We got that perfect 25-30 at night with 45-50 (60 a couple days :/ ) during the day and all of a sudden I can't keep up! My wife is loving it, but starting to get a little irritated with that being ALL I did this past weekend and a few other nights. Might be the nudge I needed to get that RO I dropped a hint about last year. My trees are a consistent 1-1.25% sugar (mostly Silver and Reds) so when a new buddy if mine said he was doing it with his daughter and he had extra trees I perked up. He gave me a couple buckets of some nice 2%+ and now I am going to grab whatever I can tonight and maybe tomorrow since he is done.

    Anyway, I have about 80-90 OZ so far I think. I still have to bottle most of it, atm it is in a 1 gallon glass Jar. I got some cheep crappy filters last year, I should have a new better one by the end of the week.
    2020 - 1st year 14 taps 1 Gallon Jugs + 4x 5-Gallon Buckets + Propane Grill + lots of headaches so far
    2021 - 2nd year - 19 Taps (and some free sap from a friend in the same own!) 3/5 gallon so far!

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    ICRS Post. I'm starting at 10am ish today. I've got 20 gallons plus. let's see how far I can get today just boiling straight through.
    2020 - 1st year 14 taps 1 Gallon Jugs + 4x 5-Gallon Buckets + Propane Grill + lots of headaches so far
    2021 - 2nd year - 19 Taps (and some free sap from a friend in the same own!) 3/5 gallon so far!

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