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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
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Default Lost a syrup maker

Lost a maple syrup maker Monday June 1. Steve Hahs,, HahsMaple,,, He never belonged to SBI but was on mapletrader. He was a 3rd generation and had taped the same trees that his dad and grandfather had taped. Some even that his grandfather had transplanted. I believe that he had the first flue pan in this area, a Patrick Phaneuf pans and arch. I know that it was the first set of "real" maple syrup pans that I had seen and the first tubing setup.

About 4-5 years ago a very bad storm went thru and took out half his trees or damaged so bad that trees wouldn't produce much sap for years. The very sad part is that it was with a hose in the exhaust pipe......... His father had died last year. He left a wife and three children.
2014 300 on tubing
2013 new Smoky Lake 2x8 with 6 foot drop, 280 taps with 130 on tubing
2012 Built my own arch with AUF for drop flues when i get it using old flat pans,,, 200 taps
2010 Built a sugar shack using used tin,,, now got a roof over me
2009 and before cooking out side
2008 bought my piece of land
1972- 2008 cooked as work permitted
1972 Mom and dad made some syrup in kettles for first time
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