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  1. #91
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    boiled again yesterday, color holding even with the high temps, sap yield going down. This morning, sap yield not looking too good, may need to boil straight sap just to have enough to fire for an hour. It will be enough to push some sweet out of the pans, but it looks like it's really drying up.

    Also, over night, I swear the buds grew twice their size.

    Right now I'm at 115.5 gal (26 amber, 89.5 dark) on approx 475 taps, worst season by far.
    Mike

    450 taps on vacuum - 2018 - 150 gal
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    515 taps on vacuum - 2021 - 150 gal
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    All done over here, pulled taps Thurs. and finished boiling out yesterday. Ended up with 90gal. Sap was holding at 2.1 but sap quit here. Heard the spring frogs last night so for sure its over. Not bad 90 gal with 300 taps. Short season , very dry, wonder how the buckets guys did, had a lot of high pressure. Demand has been really up this year. Hope everyone had a satisfying year.
    Maple Syrup producer of 40+years
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    That is a lot of syrup for 300 taps, wow.
    Just dumped 120 or so gallons I’d RO’d down to 4.5% from Wednesday Thursday, cleaned out sap tank and releaser.
    Couldn’t get to it until today. It was milky but still smelled good, boiled down a pint on the kitchen stove and wasn’t happy with the end result.
    Cleaning front pan again now. Looking for a small run mid week with forecast temps to push out what’s left in the rig.
    All syrup made so far, except for first boil has been darker than normal for us but has amazing taste.
    If nothing comes in this week I will be done also.
    John Allin

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    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
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    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    only collected about 50 gal of sap yesterday, draining pans today an opening valve on collection tank until the freeze next weekend then will evaluate quality of sap if trees don't bud out this week, but I think I may be done.
    Mike

    450 taps on vacuum - 2018 - 150 gal
    530 taps on vacuum - 2019 - 190 gal
    520 taps on vacuum - 2020 - 196 gal
    515 taps on vacuum - 2021 - 150 gal
    24 x 32 Pole Barn Sugar House 2018
    Smoky Lake 2x8 Silverlake Raised Flue w/ concentric exhaust 2018
    Memprotec 350H RO
    Smoky Lake Water Jacket Bottler 2018
    Smoky Lake Filter Press 2018
    Smoky Lake Water Jacket Draw Off Tank 2018

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    All finished here in north Madison. Ended up with around 100 gallons all dark. We hung 100 buckets that never really produced a lot of sap but our 350 on vacuum picked up the slack this year.
    Matthew Cross
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  6. #96
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    Ran vac today with no results and began cleanup in the sugar house.
    Have tanks all cleaned out and looking for something this week.
    If the forecast doesn’t look good for mid-week, plan is to chase what’s in the rig with 120 gallons of permeate, I still have, tomorrow night.

    Just not ready to stop, but it is what it is. So far, with dumping 2 runs of sap that got away from me, we’re just about even with last year’s- also short- season. All good tasting syrup, just not as much as I was hoping for.
    Peepers don’t tell me anything ‘cause I can’t hear that good. <grin>
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Thats a wrap here.
    After last nights freeze and the less than impressive run im glad we pushed with water and start planning for next year.

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    Pulled taps yesterday after having nothing "worth the wood" since Mar 15. Sap was running pretty hard and was tempted to test it but decided enough was enough.

    Goofy year this year. Seems that when it got cold enough for a run...it shot to 60's and sun and stayed there.
    Just weren't many grace periods with low 40's allowing dummies like me - with day jobs - to boil off at night, and it became even more important process asap.

    Working on Maple Festival contest entry today - sure don't have any Delicate.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    All entries for the maple syrup contest must be into Richards maple products or Gingrichs in Middlefield by 4 pm Saturday.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    All entries for the maple syrup contest must be into Richards maple products or Gingrichs in Middlefield by 4 pm Saturday.
    Thanks
    Dropped mine off today...have no idea where it may score, but it's our best and waiting to see how it stacks up.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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