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    Interesting year temps down than way up . Ran for 3 days without a freeze . Thought I would find a full tank of sap yesterday morning as I can watch pump house with my cameras but outside apparently the wind at night broke my pvc pipe from
    The releaser to the tank so it was dumping on the ground all night , hope we get another week of boiling with freeze ups at night . Syrup total so far looking like a nw low for total Gallons made in the last 20 years ,
    Last edited by white mt; 03-28-2021 at 11:05 AM.

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    Ya temps are all over the place, I had one good flow day and poor to average days on the rest with 2% sap or less. This looks to be a strange weather week as well. I most likely won't hit my average either.

    keep at it
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    on a 2 by 7 home made evaporator and sugar shack
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    Best run of the season today for us . Keeping at it .

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    Not such great news your pvc pipe broke from the wind we just had come thru. Great news it's back together and the sap is flowing good! It's doing alright down here on gravity, wishing i had vacuum like most everyone else around here.

    Have you checked the sugar % from todays run?
    6th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
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    It's good to see that you're finally getting some sap. I pulled my taps today but you should be able to keep going for another week or so if the weather cooperates.
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

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    Sugar is lucky to be 1.5. I think a week for us about right on the money .

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    Checked trees today pulled about 1/4 of them due to budding others were still tight.
    Matt Durrell
    2012 - 12 Taps hand me down 2x2 and made a barrel stove
    2014 - 20 Taps 8x10 timber-frame shack
    2015 - 25 Taps
    2016 - 28 Taps new 110 acres
    2017 - 12 Taps january, 55 Taps spring and 15 Taps fall, same ol 2x2
    2018 - Helping another sugarmaker 5000 Taps, 57 at home

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    Sap ran really well yesterday and as of this morning hasnt stopped.

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    I'd be happy with 1.5 right about now. Collected sap yesterday that was only .8 - 1%. I'll be collecting this afternoon and hauling in all my collection buckets. Boiling down the last of the sap and calling it quits.
    6th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    320 taps
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house
    CDL hobby 250 RO

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    Turning off vacuum this afternoon . Looks like its done . End with very clear sap and dark syrup . A strange year indeed.

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