The Sugar Camp
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Jim preparing to place a spout after drilling the tap hole.
Older style collection spout (tap)
Close up of new clear check valve spout showing black check valve where it enters the sugar maple tree.
Sap collection tubing
Small tubing merging into larger tubing going to a collection site.
Tubing entering a collection station.
Sap dumping into collection vat to be later pumped to a truck holding tank or directly to the sugar house.
Sugar house while making syrup.
Wood pile inside sugar house.
Sap receiving tank (a repurposed milk truck tank). From here the sap is pumped to the RO room.
Double reverse osmosis (RO) system removes some of the water making the sap much sweeter.
Evaporator (idle), note blue line going to the rear carrying sap from the RO holding tank.
Feeding the evaporator, done once every 3 minutes when making syrup.
Another view of the fire.
Jim watching the sap cook.
Automatic takeoff dumps syrup into container to then be filtered and put into plastic storage tanks.