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Old April 13th, 2015, 05:44 PM
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16 gallon made on 100 taps. I had to dump the last 500 gal because i could not get to it. Still happy for what i got though. Next year i will have a new pan. 15 gph not good enough!
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Old April 16th, 2015, 06:10 PM
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Location: Motley, Minnesota
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Default end of another year

Ended early with 23 gallons for friends and family. Other issues forced and early stop to the season. Still a great time was had by all who came and helped. Crazy weather on again off again with the sap flow. The new cooking shed worked great only a couple small issues to amend.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 08:31 PM
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5200 gals sap made 113 gals all dark amber
2x6 mason raised flue
300 taps on vac
50 roadside buckets
130 on gravity
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Old April 16th, 2015, 08:42 PM
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23 gallon on 110 taps at my place. 440 gallon on 1400 taps at the family farm
2x6 Leader drop flue evaporator my place
4x14 Leader drop flue evaporator at the family farm
no enhancements other than a pre-heater
a bunch of buckets no tubing yet
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:44 PM
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78 gallons on 290 taps on 3/16. would've just about hit 100 if my buddy didn't melt down the pans and had to dump 500+ gallons of sap and lost all my sweet.
3x8 drop flue
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Old May 12th, 2016, 07:21 AM

Location: Waddington NY
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35161 gallons of sap for 841 gallons of syrup .194 taps on 3/16 and had almost 8000 gallons sap made 189 gallon of syrup. It was our best year ever.

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Old May 13th, 2016, 07:38 PM
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This was my worst year ever. I had 700 taps this year, was tapped by Jan 20, all on vacuum. One bush ran 19" vacuum for 575 taps, but of those, 275 were also on 3/16 with good drop and those showed 28-29" all season. My other woods had 24-26" all season but only 125 taps. It seemed like on days when I thought conditions were perfect, the sap flow was still poor. I only made 119 gal on 700 taps and it was all dark. My poorest per tap ever. First boil was on 3/7 and last boil was on 3/26.
It seems others near me were similar, but 50 miles in any direction was great. Just 50 miles south of me, one producer had their best season ever and boiled 42 days according to an article in Maple News. I boiled 7 days and my best day was only 410 gal of sap at 1.8%. My usual % is over 2% and season averages are usually 2.0-2.1%. I only got .17 gal/tap of syrup, with vacuum on 700 taps.
1320 taps on vacuum, 2015, 700 in 2016, 750 for 2017,
up to 850 in 2018
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Old May 13th, 2016, 08:12 PM
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28.7 gallons of sap per tap on vacuum systems
Jake Moser
Moser's Maple

24x68 sugar house
2 beautiful little girls
4x8 chicken mansion for wife's 13 chickens
1 wife that's becoming her mother
1 70 year old father that will always critique everything
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Old May 13th, 2016, 09:32 PM
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Location: Plymouth WI
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375+- taps 70 gallons finished bottled which equates to about .18gallon syrup per tap on gravity and jugs. I'm satisfied with the year knowing there are excellent efficiency opportunities for next year. Vacuum.... 3/16 & some small svurrflo I've been reading on the site about the benefits and now that I have RO and a nice sugar house to work in bring on the sap:yahoo?
Thanks to all sharing experience on this site
2x6 drop flue Leader w/steam away
16x30 Sugar Shack
7" filter press
Smokey Lake Water jacketed finish pan & bottler
Deer Run hobby 125RO
375 taps and I seem to keep finding more
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Old May 14th, 2016, 10:41 AM
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.34 gallons/tap. All new trees to me this year so no comparison but the syrup was all great quality. 47 days from first sap to last sap was longest ever here.
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