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  1. #601
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI Sugarpop View Post
    I checked our bag woods on Monday and all bags were flying so when I stopped yesterday late morning many bags were full. I was surprised. By the time I got back to collect they were running over. The ones on the North side of woods were finally doing something. Tomorrow will be 8 weeks for us. Will be pulling taps on Monday and then cleanup.
    I’m wondering too if Monday is the last day! Whata season! What if there is another week left?
    2x6 drop flue Leader w/steam away
    16x30 Sugar Shack
    7" filter press
    Smokey Lake water jacketed finish pan & bottler
    Deer Run hobby125 RO
    375 taps and I seem to keep finding more

  2. #602
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    Figured it's time to wake this thread up! Everyone getting ready? All set here for whenever the weather says go. I am really glad I put my tubing up during the nice January weather!
    42.82N
    2015 - Small operation. 25 buckets. One excited 5 year old and one 35 year old that feels 5 again.
    2016 - One year older. New Homemade 2x4 Arch, Smoky Lake Pan and looking at 52 maples, 17 box elders and 2 walnut trees.
    2017 - Shurflo 4008 hooked to 42 stingy silver maples and a few Norways. A couple buckets on sugars and Norways. 10 box elders.
    2018 - ...a few more taps.
    2019 - ...more taps on 3/16 gravity. This spiral is heading downward in a hurry.

  3. #603
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    I have most of my woods work done thanks to the warm spell in early January. Long range forecast looks like 3 to 4 weeks before tapping. Good luck this year.
    Smoky Lake 2x6 dropflu pans and hoods on homemade arch
    Smoky Lake 6 gallon water jacked bottler
    Concentric Exhaust
    250 Deer Run RO
    325 taps

  4. #604
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    Stumbled into the opportunity of a good lot of sugar maples from a coworker not too far from home. Good slope, enough drop at the end to make 3/16 worth it. So, time to scramble to get that going - need tubing, storage, fittings, transfer pump.... The little 2x4 is going to be working hard if the season ever shows up
    42.82N
    2015 - Small operation. 25 buckets. One excited 5 year old and one 35 year old that feels 5 again.
    2016 - One year older. New Homemade 2x4 Arch, Smoky Lake Pan and looking at 52 maples, 17 box elders and 2 walnut trees.
    2017 - Shurflo 4008 hooked to 42 stingy silver maples and a few Norways. A couple buckets on sugars and Norways. 10 box elders.
    2018 - ...a few more taps.
    2019 - ...more taps on 3/16 gravity. This spiral is heading downward in a hurry.

  5. #605
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    Central Wisconsin
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    I looked at last year, I finished up April 23rd.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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