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  1. #1
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    Default N.w. Wisconsin 2023

    I'm going to "giver a go" again this year. I've got my trails all set and I'm getting the evaporator set to go. Just finished a warm spell that planted the seed. How is everyone else up here in the northwest corner doing? I'm in S.E. Sawyer co.
    400 pails
    CDL RO machine
    2x8 stainless Dallaire evaporator, wood fired
    Filter press
    Polaris 6x6 & 4x4
    Allis Chalmers WD
    Allis Chalmers G
    Built new 24' x 40' shack in 2006
    http://www.blsugarbush.com

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    Too early foe me. Too much snow. I am going to wait until after Birkie. We are suppose to have a major snow next week.

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    I’ve got the fever but the snow keeps cooling it off. I’m starting prep work at the house. Trail work in the woods will be in a week or so. I imagine the snowmobiles will be stuck a few times! ��
    Todd Hintz
    50 taps w/buckets
    home made arch
    2x3 ss flat pan

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    Brad, I'm your neighbor to the west. Did you tap yet? I'm still holding off for better weather. These weekly storms are kicking my butt. I've made syrup until April 21st before so I'm not giving up hope just so it doesn't go from 0 to 70. Good luck
    2012 8 Taps 3 pts syrup.
    2013 38 Taps 10 gals. syrup made with turkey cooker
    2014 57 Taps 10 gals. syrup. Homemade fuel oil tank evaporator
    2015 51 Taps, 10 gals. syrup.
    2016 50 Taps, 9 gals. Syrup
    2017 54 Taps, 13 gals. syrup
    2018 75 Taps, 21 gals. syrup
    2019 67 Taps, 21 gals.
    2020 73 Taps, 20 gals.
    2021 75 Taps 21 gal.
    2022 75 Taps 14 gal.
    2023 0 0 Stroke
    2024

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    I tapped a couple good trees next to the garage tonight and was running about a drop a second. Might run a little tomorrow but will freeze up until next week. Put in about hallf the taps out tonight on snowshoes. Made it to 2 trees before giving up and putting snowshoes on. Was still rough.

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    I put out 20 taps March 16, they were all wet, got about a half gallon per before the cold front came in. I'll put out another 20 tomorrow- it's brutal weather but I can walk on top of the two feet of snow. It's going to be tough collecting- we'll see, but I might dump some early run if I'm up to my hips in snow as it softens- heresy to dump sap! Cumberland, WI.

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    We were finally able to tap one sap line yesterday, on snowshoes, most were dripping fairly quickly. There is no frost in the ground up here, so I'm thinking it's going to start and end quickly. Happy Sapping!
    10th year in….
    100 sap sacks...Actually, I hope to never have to use them again!
    1000' feet of 3/16th on gravity (not sure how many taps yet)
    14x14 sugar shack
    New 2x5 Hybrid Drop flue from Smoky Lake
    5" filter press from Daryl
    Sap Dog Chloe

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    I boiled about 40 gallons on Sunday- Monday, March 26-27. Yesterday and today too cold to do much. A few more taps, now at 50

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    I put in 80 taps on 3/19. Roughly 1/4 were wet. When I collected on 4/2 I had a total of 25 gallons of sap. Half of the trees still aren’t producing anything at all.

    Weather looks good this coming week but the forecast is into the upper 60s after April 10. That might be it for the season. There is still 2-3 feet of snow on the ground here. Maybe there is a chance the season will hold on if the warm spell passes and it cools off again.
    Joe Bob
    80 taps on bags, 95% red maples
    Smoky Lake Dauntless evaporator with drop flue pan set

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    I cooked off another 40 gallons on Sunday Monday April 2-3. Really windy, I didn't expect much run today but was surprised to find a bit over a gallon per tap in my yard trees. Some of the woods trees are still buried in 2 ft of snow and doing almost nothing. It's a real pain collecting, as you all know. Breaking through the snow and some of the low spots are puddles underneath. A couple of red maple buckets are sitting in water- didn't even try to collect this time. Probably will boil again when the wind goes down tomorrow.

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