I know there are a few others on here that are cooking some sap this year. Lets see some pics! This is my first year doing it. I have 20 taps in 10 trees all right around 20"DBH with tubing into 5gal buckets. I did my first boil this weekend and ended up with a pint of syrup. I had far from great weather as far a sap production goes (too cold all week), so I wasn't expecting much. It was more of a learning boil than anything. I should have had a quart finished product, but it got too cold in the filter and I was half popped so filters and half of my frozen syrup went into the wash bucket. Here are a cpl pics of my first attempt at a evaporator. It worked way better than I expected. the cinderblock chimney have me a place to dampen it down when needed and almost force the heat back towards the front. The cast iron pan prewarmer was key as to not lose the boil. Wood used was a mix of beech and sugar maple and I went thru about 1/4 of a face cord in 6.5 hrs. Good thing I hauled about 1.5 cords out while it was boiling because at this rate, I'm going to burn my camping stash up REAL quick! All in all, it was a fun weekend. Let see some other operations!