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    Default My ... precious!

    This year's upgrade will bring me inside a nice little 8x14 sugarhouse that delivered this week courtesy of Jamaica Cottage Shop.

    Very excited to head over and start planning the interior layout today. The ramp is very steep and I can't imagine keeping my footing with a bit of ice and snow so I'll be replacing that with a 2-3 step staircase in short order. Otherwise I'm very happy. I know it's small, but should I grow ("should"... riiiight) it can be expanded, or will become Dad's shed once I find a bit of land to buy.

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    Last edited by Aaron Stack; 09-25-2021 at 05:46 AM.
    2020 - 2 taps, 1/2 pint on a turkey fryer, About 3/4 pint syrup in two weeks - Proof of concept!
    2021 - 20 x 30 divided pan, custom Mason arch, 34 producing taps out of 50. 8 gallons for family and friends to judge and Dad hooked as well.

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    That looks super cool. You definitely will love cooking inside. You might be surprised that the ramp won't be as slippery as you think. some abrasive strips might help with that. They really did you well with the construction.
    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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    Thanks for the tip Pd! Stopped off at Depot on the way over and grabbed the ant-slip tape. Easy solution.
    2020 - 2 taps, 1/2 pint on a turkey fryer, About 3/4 pint syrup in two weeks - Proof of concept!
    2021 - 20 x 30 divided pan, custom Mason arch, 34 producing taps out of 50. 8 gallons for family and friends to judge and Dad hooked as well.

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    That's great. Hope it works for ya.
    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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