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  1. #11
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    Default Over?

    Spring peepers heard last night and this morning!!

    Temp is forecast to be 75 today, cold front coming through later, but doesn't look like much freezing weather in the next week. Processing 155 gallons this am, which may be the last but we'll see.

    If it is the end, I cant really complain - should come out of it with 28+ gallons of syrup, more than double my previous seasons high
    John

    All red maples:
    2013/4 - A few taps and propane burner
    2015 - 54 taps on bags and buckets, 2x3 Mason evaporator - 3.5 gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2016 - 72 taps on home-built vacuum/mainline system, home built RO (2 - 2.5 x 21 membranes) - 9+ gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2017 - 91 taps upgrade to RO (single 4 x 40 membrane) - 13 gallons syrup
    2018 - 91 taps - 12 gallons syrup
    2022 - Back after 3 years off, 106 taps on vacuum - 29+ gallons syrup

  2. #12
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    The frost is just coming out of the ground up here making everything a sloppy mess. Have about 550 gal to take care of today. Not worried about the peepers yet. Most years we get a warm spell then it turns back to sap weather. Let's hope it does.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps (all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarhouse
    2021 - 350 taps
    Leader Micro2 RO
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  3. #13
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    Made 9.5 gal of nice amber syrup today. Total for the year is only 25.5 gal. Hope to get to at least last year's total of 60 gal. Have to look around fog pint jugs to put it in. Our local supplier is out and can't get anymore.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps (all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarhouse
    2021 - 350 taps
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Filter press

  4. #14
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    Default Called it for the year

    I got 95 gallons of sap from yesterday, but now the calendar looks bad for the next week plus.

    Did my last boil for the year - finished up with about 28 gallons of sap per tap, and what will be a total of almost 30 gallons of syrup. Really spectacular year for me, and now I need to spend the next few days washing everything and putting together the to-do list for next year.

    Best to all

    John
    John

    All red maples:
    2013/4 - A few taps and propane burner
    2015 - 54 taps on bags and buckets, 2x3 Mason evaporator - 3.5 gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2016 - 72 taps on home-built vacuum/mainline system, home built RO (2 - 2.5 x 21 membranes) - 9+ gallons syrup finished and bottled
    2017 - 91 taps upgrade to RO (single 4 x 40 membrane) - 13 gallons syrup
    2018 - 91 taps - 12 gallons syrup
    2022 - Back after 3 years off, 106 taps on vacuum - 29+ gallons syrup

  5. #15
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    We did our last real boil on the 17th with 660gal of sap. Did the evap cleanup boil on the 20th. We made a total of 58 gal of syrup for the year. Had one of my runs (90 taps) setup for vacuum but with the way the season and my time went I didn't get to run it much.
    Dave C.
    2011 - 130 Taps
    2017 - 300 Taps (all gravity)
    2x8 Leader Revolution Evaporator
    12x18 Sugarhouse
    2021 - 350 taps
    Leader Micro2 RO
    Filter press

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