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  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianV View Post
    My trees are all 18"-24" diameter, so pretty solid. They do certainly have some wind exposure (last night was fun...). I'm hoping they wake up soon, or our season runs later than normal. The last few years, I've been boing for 2.5 weeks already by this point. This year, I've gotten a bit under 5 gals so far this seas... wasn't worth firing up the evaporator, so I just boiled it down on the stovetop in order to process it before it went bad.

    Looks like after today, we are back below freezing until Tuesday.
    I'm going out shortly to collect the little I have an freeze it until I'm ready to boil so it doesn't spoil. Not enough to boil even a small batch yet.
    2021 - Year one. 12 taps using 5/16" and drop tube into buckets. Homemade barrel evaporator with 2 steam trays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    Haha yeah my trees are crazy...and I think they just hold it all in til I come along and drill and if it's a little bit late in the season, like last year, I'm the one getting firehosed :-)

    Bruce L, I got your pm. When can I come by?
    Hi Susan,as you can imagine have been busy. After many many trips fixing chewed lines finally got enough to fire and sweeten the pans last night. How many spoils would you like? Can either have them at the sugar house or here at home,depending on when you would be coming
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
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  3. #123
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    Hey Bruce, yes knew you'd be busy with two bushes to run and maintain, along with everything else you do :-) Today's a great day for a road trip, so if I could come for early afternoon today? 1ish or so? If I could get a couple dozen or so that would be great. Hell I'd be glad to take as you many as you have to give away! :-)
    Last edited by Galena; 03-13-2021 at 06:34 AM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...890.04l sap...gave some away, some snafu'd....23l total for me from more like 690l all told
    2021 - 18 taps/8 trees...395l sap, 12 l syrup

  4. #124
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    I finished Wednesday's collection last night as I started Thursday's and had my first late night till 3am looks to be around 6 - 7 liters of syrup from my 60 Gal collected. Nice light flavour. I will propane finish Thursday's 2/3 barrel collection today since I am out of sap with no signs of any drip drip. I ran the collection run last night to empty my bags before the -10 last night and wasn't much sap to at all but many buckets to pick up in my field....
    Batch boiling 100+ taps on my homemade AUF arch
    Family of 7 that puts syrup on everything

  5. #125
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    May be a long shot here but Iím getting tired of batch boiling . I have an oil tank evaporator with a couple pans. Looking to upgrade to a single continuous flow pan. Wondering if anyone has a source for a 2x4 contionous flow pan? Hoping to implement this season but understood that could be high hopes lol!

  6. #126
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    Maybe the earthquake last night will get things flowing a little better for you folks in east ontario
    Lol
    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

  7. #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by Someclown View Post
    Maybe the earthquake last night will get things flowing a little better for you folks in east ontario
    Lol
    Yeah lol break this stupid lil cold snap...thought a really big rig was going by really slow, only of course there was no rig to be seen when I lookd out the door.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...890.04l sap...gave some away, some snafu'd....23l total for me from more like 690l all told
    2021 - 18 taps/8 trees...395l sap, 12 l syrup

  8. #128
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    I have an 18 x 48 CDL divided pan i may let go.Where are you located?

  9. #129
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    I’ve got a 2x5 divided pan with float box. That’s for sale.
    600 taps on vacuum
    Lapierre Releaser
    2.5 x 10 wood fired Frankenstein evaporator.
    Auber auto drawoff
    Homemade RO single 4" MES 4040 membrane
    CDL 16 x 16 bottler
    Wesfab 7" short bank filter press
    Delaval 73's

  10. #130
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    Bottled up 3L of sap and made some candy for the first time this morning.

    Sap is nice golden color, but it's a little bit on the watery side, I prefer it thicker.
    I wonder if I didn't boil it long enough?
    I took it to 220F for probably 5min.
    Perhaps my thermometer is faulty. It's a decent candy one though. Debating opening them up and boiling it down some more. It tastes great though.
    Thoughts?

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