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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Finally got everything canned! I wound up with 25 1/2 gallons this year. Considering the mediocre sap run this year I am very happy. Going for 30 next year!
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Old April 11th, 2015, 06:04 PM
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I was thinking at the beginning of the season when the weather was running hot and cold with small sap runs that it would be a bad season. I did get 250 gallons so Im not disappointed with that. I was hopping for those HOLY CRAP kind of days but they never happened. Part of the problem is perception. When I didn't have an RO 1000 gallons was a HOLY CRAP day. Now when I get 1500 gallons and rip it thru the RO to 16% and boil in 3 hrs I guess I'm forgetting the past and should be thankful.

4 years ago I spent $5800.00 in fuel oil to do $7400.00 worth of syrup

This season I spent $850.00 in fuel oil to do $5500.00 in syrup and I'm feeling like I didn't make money. its all about perception and forgetting what it used to be like.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 11:07 PM
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I feel overworked for the finished and bottled 58 gallons.
I had more taps than I ever did 380... And less syrup than ever... That's about .15 gallon per tap
I ve heard averages of a quart per tap is good.
Ya its perception because I have driven down the labor factor compared to previous years.
And I percept there will be an RO in the future too
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Well I think I just finished my last boil. It looks like I'll be under 30 gallons for the year. 590ish taps. I've come to the conclusion I have the most energy efficient maples out there........gather 400 taps on two 5gallon buckets and burn hardly any wood. Better luck next year, more taps, more taps, more taps. All on vacuum!
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Old April 13th, 2015, 06:55 AM
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I ended up with 80.5 gallons bottled on 335 taps. I was in the woods yesterday to start taking down the lines and several of the taps were dripping pretty good. Hopefully I can get the lines back up the same way next year.
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About 70 gallons on 300 taps. Almost 2 1/2 times last years total.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 08:54 AM
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looks like I will finish the season with 250 ish Gallons on 940 taps. Late start to the season here this year. But it ended on time The new RO is a great addition! Only burned a third of the wood from previous seasons
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I can't complain at all this year. I went longer than I expected given the wimpy winter in our area. I quit at 308 gallons sap/ 43 quarts syrup on 24 taps. Everything is washed and sterile for next year. I'm happy!
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Old April 13th, 2015, 03:44 PM
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40.25 gallons on 190 taps
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Old April 13th, 2015, 04:41 PM
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326 all delicate on 700 taps
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