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    Batch #3, 117l of sap has resulted in 4l-ish (haven't filtered nitre yet) of what looks like Amber. Haven't graded yet.

    Did the numbers and shocked that I have collected only 307l sap to date this season. But, my trees often run til mid April, so if we keep getting cold nights I might make a few more decent batches.
    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

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    i'm thinking we are going to have an excellent run on friday and even better saturday...
    Last edited by ir3333; 04-01-2021 at 02:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ir3333 View Post
    i'm thinking we are going to have an excellent run on friday and even better saturday...
    I agree.
    The last run was a series of full buckets.
    I expect the same for the next few days. The season may not have been the best east of Ottawa, but it will end with a bang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ir3333 View Post
    i'm thinking we are going to have an excellent run on friday and even better saturday...
    Fingers crossed you're right.. today will be the tell tale day if the trees recharged.. when I last checked my lines it appears that my silvers may have dried up..so I may only get a trickle from the few sugars I have.. but who knows.. I wouldn't mind one last boil this weekend.. This will the first year where all my boiling has been done within a 2 week span!
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    2021 -29 trees -23 on tubing, 6 on buckets. ~1240 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: TBD
    2020 -30 trees 32 taps. ~900 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 27.1 litres of syrup.
    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 22.2 litres of syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Litres sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -18 litres syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 1.5 litres of syrup

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    Lots of ice out there, far more than I would have thought. Still frickin cold and windy.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    Lots of ice out there, far more than I would have thought. Still frickin cold and windy.
    Yeah I think the hourly forecast is off a bit.. supposed by 0 by now and +1 by 1, but it's still -3 with -7 windchill in the Gower.. supposed to be below 0 windchill all day even when it's +3.. that might kill things today..
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    2021 -29 trees -23 on tubing, 6 on buckets. ~1240 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: TBD
    2020 -30 trees 32 taps. ~900 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 27.1 litres of syrup.
    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 22.2 litres of syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Litres sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -18 litres syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 1.5 litres of syrup

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    Vacuum pumps running all day today,wouldn’t have pulled in more than 20 gallons all together between the three bushes
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
    www.leggettmaplesyrup.com

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    Didn’t fire up vacuum pump til 2:30 but very pleased to see both tanks almost full by 8:30! Will have 300+ gallons to boil tomorrow and weather looking very promising for the next 2-3 days. Anyone had any “buddy” sap yet? Buds are looking a little ominous on the trees and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time but will take what I can get until that happens.
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    18”x60” Lapierre propane evaporator with Smokey Lake auto draw off
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    my trees just poured sap yesterday but started very late and sap collection was less than expected.Should be good today.
    Problem now is my sugar content is down to 1.5 %...that's 60 gallons sap per gallon of syrup.Todays run will probably
    be good but the sugar may be even lower. The end is near for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinkis View Post
    Didn’t fire up vacuum pump til 2:30 but very pleased to see both tanks almost full by 8:30! Will have 300+ gallons to boil tomorrow and weather looking very promising for the next 2-3 days. Anyone had any “buddy” sap yet? Buds are looking a little ominous on the trees and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time but will take what I can get until that happens.
    My silvers have started showing flowers at their very tops but the sap is still fine as I always start to test boil when that happens..
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    2021 -29 trees -23 on tubing, 6 on buckets. ~1240 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: TBD
    2020 -30 trees 32 taps. ~900 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 27.1 litres of syrup.
    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 22.2 litres of syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 Litres sap collected (~50 spoiled ). Syrup count -18 litres syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 Litres sap collected. Syrup count: 1.5 litres of syrup

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