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Old May 14th, 2016, 12:28 PM
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I made 45 Us Gallons on 197 taps on buckets...

A friend with 3750 taps made 8.79lbs /tap in St-Jaques, Qc

It will be a very high record in Québec this year, and Syrup is all of good quality...
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Old May 14th, 2016, 05:31 PM
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We fell just short of our 100 gallon goal, but that includes late fall tapping too, so we're happy to have made what for us is a lot, but disappointed to fall a tad shy.
We'll get that goal next year, I know it.
take care, Mark
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Old May 15th, 2016, 08:15 AM
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Tapped new bush on 2/7/16 324 taps, all 3/16 boiled 6645 g of 1.7% out of the 7900 g gathered.
Tapped home bush on 2/21/16 230 taps all 5/16 with 23" of vacuum. Gathered 3985g of 1.5% sap.
Stopped boiling on 3/30/16 but gathered 1255g of sap from new bush and gave to some other local producers.
Made 190 g of syrup mostly amber and dark. Excellent buttery flavored amber pre warm up,fair carmelly lite maple flavor dark post warm up.
The season ended up being all right,thought early on that I was only going to make 1/2 crop.Ended up at full crop. I was very happy with my new sugar bush (Sudzy's Hillside Sugarbush).I was able to pay for it the first season with the syrup made from it.I paid $2000 for the 2.5 acre piece,closing was $1500 and I figure I made 131 g of syrup at $50/g. I have $1800 in tubing,taxes,tank, no labor figured in.$6550-5300=$1350 profit. That's wrong I had to buy a pump to empty tank and fill truck tank. Bought a 1" harbor freight pump for $130 with a 20% coupon. I'm not a fan of harbor freight but this pump worked flawlessly.So I only made $1220 profit. Cant figure out why my Wife is so pi$$ed about the purchase,probably should have told her about it sooner. Tune in later to as the sugarbush turns.
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Old May 15th, 2016, 08:50 AM
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Made 8 1/2 gallons off of 49 1/2 taps! I was shooting for 10 gallons in total, but had some early season problems that resulted in dumping some sap! Next year will be different and I am sure will bring new and exciting problems to overcome!
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