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    Default Northern Ontario 2020

    Anyone tapping in the North Bay / Mattawa area yet?
    2020 - 20 taps: 524 litres of sap / 18.75 litres of syrup
    2019 - 14 taps: 416 litres of sap / 15.25 litres of syrup
    2018 - 9 taps (309 litres) + a generous neighbour (114 litres): 423 litres of sap / 14.5 litres of syrup
    2017 - 4 taps: 55 litres of sap / 1.5 litres of syrup (just enough to get us hooked)

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    Tapping on manitoulin island

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    Funny you ask
    30 taps in West Nippissing yesterday in the rain +8*C. 10-12" trees in full sun were slow flow but that's it. Still a lot of snow and ice on the ground.
    Tapped in French River area last Monday, 20 taps, and had 20 litres the next day then it all froze and shut down again, nothing since. Just boiled my 20 litres today before that went bad. Had enough for the wife and I to have national pancake Tuesday on Monday as we missed national pancake Tuesday
    Still early up here but I can wait, according to the predictors the forecast looks good coming up but that will change in an hour when I look at it again 🤣
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    2019 - Barrel evaporator 2 steam pans 44 taps 13 Liters syrup
    2020 - Barrel evaporator 2 steam pans 51 taps 21 Liters syrup
    2021- New homemade 2x3 evaporator and flat pan 61 drop tubes to buckets

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    Finished Tapping Parry Sound- somewhat close to you folks
    Great run Sunday and Monday to clear the lines
    2010 40 buckets- 4 gals finished
    2011 80 buckets- 14 gals finished
    2012 105 buckets- 8 gals finished
    2013 maxed at 130 buckets- 24 gals finished
    2014 new max at 240 buckets- 18 gals finished
    2015 newest max 240 buckets-+48 taps on 3/16 gravity- 22.5 gals finished
    2016 150 taps on 3/16 gravity- tba

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    Awesome, thanks folks.....
    Our season down here (south of Ottawa) looks like it might be coming to an early end (like mentioned though the forecast changes every hour so who knows).
    As a result we may bring our taps and buckets north (we have a cabin and land north of Mattawa) and tap next weekend to see what we can gather there.

    Appreciate the feedback, good luck to everyone this season!
    Last edited by Fort Wisers; 03-11-2020 at 04:26 AM.
    2020 - 20 taps: 524 litres of sap / 18.75 litres of syrup
    2019 - 14 taps: 416 litres of sap / 15.25 litres of syrup
    2018 - 9 taps (309 litres) + a generous neighbour (114 litres): 423 litres of sap / 14.5 litres of syrup
    2017 - 4 taps: 55 litres of sap / 1.5 litres of syrup (just enough to get us hooked)

    www.fort-wisers.ca

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    All tapped. in Corbeil. Just outside North bay City limits. Only a couple of drops so far.
    240 on lines and 40 buckets. -9 this morning out my window. not expecting any flow today but tomorrow looks like a good run coming. early next week should be the start of it.

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    Default First boil

    Last edited by Silver Water; 04-20-2020 at 09:23 PM.

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    Fist boil 9 litres !
    Nice job Silver Water!
    2020 - 20 taps: 524 litres of sap / 18.75 litres of syrup
    2019 - 14 taps: 416 litres of sap / 15.25 litres of syrup
    2018 - 9 taps (309 litres) + a generous neighbour (114 litres): 423 litres of sap / 14.5 litres of syrup
    2017 - 4 taps: 55 litres of sap / 1.5 litres of syrup (just enough to get us hooked)

    www.fort-wisers.ca

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    Update from the North Bay/Mattawa area. Had a small run yesterday. First significant run this year. I wasn't expecting much if any. Friday night got down to -2 and Saturday was a high forecast of +1. It got to +2.
    90 Gallons total yesterday. Into the pan to sweeten things up. Normally get about 3-400 gallons on a really good day. Anyway, forecast to be too cold for the next little while up here. Really late start to the season. Hope its not like last year where it went from winter to summer in about a day.

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    Thanks 4walls, good to know.....
    Our forecast down here (south of Ottawa) took a turn for the better with a number of cooler nights ahead (previous forecast showed many above zero nights in a row) so we'll likely just continue down here for at least another week.
    2020 - 20 taps: 524 litres of sap / 18.75 litres of syrup
    2019 - 14 taps: 416 litres of sap / 15.25 litres of syrup
    2018 - 9 taps (309 litres) + a generous neighbour (114 litres): 423 litres of sap / 14.5 litres of syrup
    2017 - 4 taps: 55 litres of sap / 1.5 litres of syrup (just enough to get us hooked)

    www.fort-wisers.ca

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