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  1. #21
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    We tapped yesterday, though much smaller operation compared to many of you on here. Sugars were flowing well. Nothing from Silver or Reds. Looking to boil next Monday!
    2023- 3 taps, approx .25 gal

  2. #22
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    Getting some decent runs over this way. Sugar is up a bit too from when I started.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    1000 taps
    120 3/16 tubing
    And still some buckets
    Becker U5.70 Rotary vane
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by christopherh View Post
    Getting some decent runs over this way. Sugar is up a bit too from when I started.
    Awesome! Almost ready over here and should be done by the weekend.
    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>.

  4. #24
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    We got tapped on Sunday/Monday and got a good run yesterday. New 18cfm kwik vac pump is definitely an upgrade from our old dairy piston pump. Still need to clean up the sugarhouse some but should be boiling tomorrow
    Matthew Cross
    Madison, Ohio
    400 taps on vacuum with surge sp-22
    200 buckets
    30 x 10 leader max
    w/ enhanced steam away and Pre-heater

  5. #25
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    Nice run over the last couple days. Woods are getting very dry though. My red maples are at 1.6 and the sugars are 2.3.
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    1000 taps
    120 3/16 tubing
    And still some buckets
    Becker U5.70 Rotary vane
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

  6. #26
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    I’m finally all tapped.
    Took a lot longer than expected with the carnage in the woods from the wind storms we’ve had and repairs of squirrel chews, kind of a first for over here…
    Also spent a lot of time re-tensioning lines, improving slope, and re-evaluating some of the trees I’d tapped.
    Took some out and added some in. Next is getting vacuum on-line and doing a final check for leaks.
    Let the Games begin.
    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>.

  7. #27
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    Sweet Fancy Moses what a run these past 3 days. Probably the single best 3 day stretch I've seen.
    25 years of maple tinkering in Hiram, Ohio. now in partnership with awesome neighbors... because that's what Hiram is all about!

    80 taps on 3/16 gravity
    50 taps on buckets
    Great Circle 48v cart thingy, modified for EGO batteries
    Homemade 2x4 um...bent flue?... evap
    New to us 3'x6' homemade flat evap
    RO Bucket RB10
    Custom made 10, 15, and 16 year-old woods-monkeys, female version.

  8. #28
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    After fixing some major vac leaks, I hope to finally be on line and boiling by Monday.

    Figure I've missed some good runs but the old saying "while we're at it" cost me some time...I found myself changing out lines, sap hoses, gaskets and various other things that I'd always been in too much of a hurry to attend to.

    It's been quiet on here this year, anyone making syrup yet?
    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>.

  9. #29
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    We had a very good run Thursday and Friday. Had to change the filter press a little more often than normal due to sugar sand build up. Pans didnít build up like the press did. Hoping for another good run coming this week.
    Matthew Cross
    Madison, Ohio
    400 taps on vacuum with surge sp-22
    200 buckets
    30 x 10 leader max
    w/ enhanced steam away and Pre-heater

  10. #30
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    Wrapped up boiling Friday after a really good run. Buckets ran well too. Sugar content was around 1.7 on the red maples and 2.5 on the sugars. Iíll take that!
    12X16 Sugarhouse and 16x24 attached woodshed
    1000 taps
    120 3/16 tubing
    And still some buckets
    Becker U5.70 Rotary vane
    Leader 2X8 Reverse oil fired, Revolution Pans & Steam a way
    Lapierre Turbo 2000 600 GPH RO
    Leader Clear frame filter press
    John Deere Gator 6X4
    Indy 500 and a very large sled.
    Kubota M8200

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