+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: I feel bad for this Sugarmker.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Posts
    401

    Default I feel bad for this Sugarmker.

    VIDEO]https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sugar-house-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire-567350601.html[/VIDEO]
    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
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    2021-Adding another 125 taps along with a second RO bucket.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Posts
    401

    Default

    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
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    2021-Adding another 125 taps along with a second RO bucket.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Glad no one was hurt. Hopefully insurance covers the loss and they can rebuild for next year.
    2021: 28 taps. 18"x36" flat pan and dual natural gas burners.
    2020: 31 taps. 3 full size steam table pans on a custom 6x water heater natural gas burner setup.
    2019: 31 taps on silvers. Back porch gas cook top with 2 full size steam table pans. An amazing 14.9 gallons in my backyard!
    2018: 22 taps on 9 silvers. Propane turkey fryer and full size steam table pan on electric stove. I made 4.25 gallons in my backyard!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cornish,NH
    Posts
    712

    Default

    Every year we have a couple of these sugar house fires. It is very sad for us to read as we all know what goes into building a sugaring operation!
    3x10 Dallalre, oil fired, Stainless steel.
    Steam hoods front and rear with preheater.
    1500 taps on vac, right to sugar house.
    900 on Gravity
    New Busch 3 Phase Vacuum. (2010)
    Lapierre 600 Turbo with 2 - 8" posts
    36 years of MAPLE ENJOYMENT!!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hills...93710737313171

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Southern Ohio
    Posts
    1,119

    Default

    My cousin had his burn in the 90s. That ended many years/decades of syruping, until I started back 11 years ago. Of course the old operation was hundreds of taps and I just do it as a hobby with 100-110 taps. Of course this year I have ended up with 125...hard to pass up some of those nice big maples around the field.
    125-150 taps
    Smokey Lakes Full pint Hybrid pan
    Modified half pint arch
    Air over fire
    All 3/16 tubing
    Southern Ohio

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Thetford, VT
    Posts
    412

    Default

    For us it would not just be the equipment or building. It was the labor of love building and designing and collecting the right stuff to do it our way. It is too bad when one is lost and the only positive is nobody was hurt.

    Mike
    Tapping since 1985 (four generations back to early to mid 1900s). 200-250 taps on buckets and then tubing in the mid 90s. 2013- 275 taps w/sap puller 25 gal. 2014-295 taps w/sap puller 55 ga. (re-tapped to vacuum theory) 2015-330 taps full vac. 65 gal, 2016-400 taps 105 gal, 2017-400 taps 95 gal. 2018-additional 800' mainline and maybe 400 new taps for a total near 800 taps. 2x6 Leader WSE (last year on it) supported by a 250 gph RO.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts