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I'm done. Sugaring time
« on: Mar 11, 2022, 05:14 AM »
I'm done. I'm out. Time to switch gears and start boiling maple sap. Have 70 gallons of sap to boil down and more to collect.
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2022, 05:34 AM »
That's amazing. Hopefully everyone jumps at the chance to buy some.
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2022, 12:32 PM »
Same here, my 4th boil will be tomorrow.  I did keep a few jig rods out but that is wishful thinking.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2022, 12:45 PM »
Reminds me of the Coleman stove “mini-boil” in my neighbors garage as a kid…those rafters  will never be the same! Lol

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2022, 01:08 PM »




1 3/4 gallons of Amber grade and 3 1/2 lbs.granulayed maple sugar.




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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2022, 07:50 AM »
Wishing you guys' cold nights and warm days! Boiled for a number of years myself, miss putting some eggs in the finish pan....

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:57 AM »
Looks good. My nephew got into Sugaring a few years ago. Made 230 gallons last season. The big producer around here made just over 2000 gallons. My nephew said it is off to slow start this year....h2l
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2022, 10:23 AM »
Great looking syrup - congrats.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2022, 09:15 AM »
I stopped and bought a quart from a local guy 16 bucks

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2022, 03:37 PM »


My nephew is boiling today...h2l
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2022, 03:45 PM »
Really interesting guys! I tried that once in the 70's, had some buckets full of sap. After a day or so (I think) of tending the woodstove and boiling it down, I ended up with about a smaller mason jar of syrup...and that was the end of that!  ;D

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #11 on: Mar 20, 2022, 06:26 PM »
I did a quart this year. The kids got a kick out of it. Who doesn’t like an all day camp fire in the snow?

It was my first time trying it and it took a bit of time to get efficient. I’ll do it again.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2022, 01:17 PM »
I had a short 10 day season with 25 taps and made 3 gallons. Will last me until next year
I just have a W.F.Mason 2x3 divided pan hobby evaporator. But it gets the job done.



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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #13 on: Mar 23, 2022, 06:13 AM »
Reeleyz, that is how my nephew started, a pan on the gas grill, last year made over 200 gallons.
krispcritter, looks great. I think the season is going to be short also. Sap has been running the best the past few days. 22* overnight and into upper 30's during the day. My nephew boiled for 12 hours on Sunday, his RO was down, had to go to VT. for a part on Monday....h2l
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #14 on: Mar 23, 2022, 08:23 AM »
It's additive. First time made quart on turkey fryer. Decided that took too long so built a 55 gal barrel stove with a commercial roasting pan doing batch boils for 3 years,then got  2x3 divided pan evaporator. Looking to increase my tap count on a gravity tubing set up and push the limits of my rig. Seems every few years my hobby expands, kind of reminds me of hard water fishing.....bucket, rod, friend with hand auger and look at us now. lol
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #15 on: Apr 20, 2022, 07:10 AM »

 Looks great
 Farmer up the road had a big shack
When I was a kid I use to stoke the fires and haul wood , , still remember the wonderful smell
 

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #16 on: Apr 20, 2022, 07:46 AM »
Nice.theres a sugar shack about 1/2 mile down from our property.going to stop in for a visit soon.my oladys brother helps boil there.it was always a thought to tap all my soft maples on the old property.just a tiny turkey fryer boil operation .there was about 60 trees to tap.i know it takes  alot of sap to make very little syrup.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #17 on: Apr 20, 2022, 07:59 AM »
Nice.theres a sugar shack about 1/2 mile down from our property.going to stop in for a visit soon.my oladys brother helps boil there.it was always a thought to tap all my soft maples on the old property.just a tiny turkey fryer boil operation .there was about 60 trees to tap.i know it takes  alot of sap to make very little syrup.


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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #18 on: Apr 20, 2022, 08:06 AM »
Dig that bass line.sounds like loose strings.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #19 on: Apr 20, 2022, 04:08 PM »
I took my grandkids to a friend's snack a couple weeks ago. They were in heaven. The best part was the sampling the batch. There is nothing better than a couple sips of fresh syrup still warm from the evaporator. We love the dark amber. Took 3 gallons home. I won't eat that fake stuff.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #20 on: Apr 21, 2022, 06:07 AM »
I heard a story on the radio a couple of months ago that Canada's syrup production was so low last winter, 2021, that they needed to release a large amount from their strategic reserve, it may have been 50 million gallons released if I heard the story right. The province of Quebec produces 90% of the world's maple syrup.
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #21 on: Apr 21, 2022, 06:21 AM »
Early stuff..





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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #22 on: Apr 21, 2022, 06:23 AM »
And did some DA..  late stuff..



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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #23 on: Apr 21, 2022, 07:38 AM »
Very nice raq.

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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #24 on: Apr 21, 2022, 03:00 PM »
Good looking stuff guys.
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #25 on: Apr 21, 2022, 07:19 PM »
And did some DA..  late stuff..




Nice product Raq. My brother in Washington County produces approx. 5 gallons per season. Your product looks great.
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Re: I'm done. Sugaring time
« Reply #26 on: Nov 29, 2022, 06:46 PM »
Looking good guys me and pops made a lil over 400 gals last year
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