This definitely was a good run week. Quickly jumped up to having about 85 gallons from our 35 trees. Next year might be time to invest in some actual equipment. Right now our taps consist of holes drilled into the trees with tubing running to a 5 gallon covered bucket. For boiling, we use an open top cement block furnace with room for 3 stainless steel catering style pans that are 6 inches deep suspended over the fire. Quite the very basic set up with a very low cost. What do those that know what they are doing use for a set up?
There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and ‘mental illness'. ---Dave Barry