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    Default New Brunswick Tapping 2021

    Started in the woods yesterday. Lines are in fairly good condition, we started tapping, marked the deer & squirrel damage as we went. Pretty good start, probably a couple hundred in. My brother lugged the chainsaw around & did a bit of trimming & found some branches over lines to cut. Back at it Monday, looks too cold on Tuesday, but should be ok the rest of week. I usually take afternoons off from work the first week of March to get ready, now my daughter does the same. We should be ready to go, woods, shack, pump house by next saturday.

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    Good to hear someone else is getting ready. I think I'm going to hold off on tapping until next Sunday. Looks like an early season
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    We'll be taping next weekend also. could be an early start to the season.
    425 taps

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    Just checked my taps. A couple of them were dripping but it seems like the tree haven't quite thawed out yet. Hoping it will pick up over the next two days
    30 taps on Red and Sugar Maple
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    simple beginnings

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    Same thing here Erob. Thought I would've had alot more to collect but not even enough to boil yet. I hope it goes below zero tonight but looking too warm for Friday. I'm not having good luck with my first attempt at a shurflo vacuum setup. Can't seem to get good vacuum. I don't know if it's because it isn't running good yet or what. Murferd, would you have any tips since you have vacuum?

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    Never had anything to do with Shurflo, but have read a lot of the threads on here. Other than everything needing to be leak free & possibly needing a recirculation line, it seems quite simple.

    Hasn't run much here yet, but has thawed out enough we can hear the vacuum leaks. We didn't think we had much line damage this year, but have found a bunch of teeth punctures in some sections of the woods . Never seen that before, have had lots of squirrel & deer chews in past, but this is new, wondering maybe a bobcat.
    Hopefully gets most of leaks fixed today, so when it runs after warming up today, the lines get the flushed good & maybe collect sap tomorrow.

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    Good to hear updates from fellow New Brunswickers. I had attempted to join the site last year but was never approved. I finally reached a moderator this year and got it figured out.

    We tapped 17 late last week and managed to get a few liters. We are looking forward to the warm weather coming next week. D34A849C-83CA-46BD-A605-70371D874DC5.jpg

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    I got one line of 3/16 tubing in this year with a shurflo pump set up, having a few issues getting the vacuum up but hopefully get it figured out Saturday. Tapped last Saturday with my buckets. Got a few litres but nothing much. Was hoping next week would be good but it's looking almost too warm and not dropping below freezing a couple of nights. Fingers crossed we get enough for a boil. Good luck to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Lady View Post
    Was hoping next week would be good but it's looking almost too warm and not dropping below freezing a couple of nights. Fingers crossed we get enough for a boil.
    Fingers crossed here too, Maple Lady. We'll see what the weather brings. Hoping for colder nights and to keep those higher temps

    Good luck

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    We'll be taping this weekend, hopefully we get a good season, good luck everybody.
    425 taps

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