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Maple time #6488909
03/12/19 05:10 PM
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Tapped 110 trees today. Some weeped a bit but most of them were dry.


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Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6488924
03/12/19 05:27 PM
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runnin hard here today,about perfect for it


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Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6488926
03/12/19 05:29 PM
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Start here Thrus. Slooooow Spring.

Re: Maple time [Re: 080808] #6488970
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Things are winding down here. We probably have another week left. We collected 38 gallons off of 50 taps today.

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489016
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I never made maple syrup before . I've been wanting to do it for a long time so this year on February 28 I tapped 10 trees . As of today I've made close to two gallons of the best tasting syrup I've ever had . I've got two pots boiling on the camp chef double burner stove right now and about ten more gallons of sap left in the cooler to process . It is NOT cost effective as I'm boiling with propane but it was a bucket list kinda thing .

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489074
03/12/19 07:38 PM
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Temps just started coming above freezing the last couple of days here. Hopefully get a few taps in tomorrow.

Re: Maple time [Re: VH60] #6489103
03/12/19 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by VH60
I never made maple syrup before . I've been wanting to do it for a long time so this year on February 28 I tapped 10 trees . As of today I've made close to two gallons of the best tasting syrup I've ever had . I've got two pots boiling on the camp chef double burner stove right now and about ten more gallons of sap left in the cooler to process . It is NOT cost effective as I'm boiling with propane but it was a bucket list kinda thing .


Sapping is like trapping....not very cost effective....LOL


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Re: Maple time [Re: Nessmuck] #6489168
03/12/19 09:00 PM
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This is my first year too. I'm having a blast. We've made 2-1/2 gallons so far. On track to make 10. I bought a 2x4 evaporator.

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489176
03/12/19 09:08 PM
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This is our third year. I just dumped $500+ into setting up a reverse osmosis system. We boil on the stove so I guess it will pay for itself at some point.


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Re: Maple time [Re: Jerry Jr.] #6489187
03/12/19 09:17 PM
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Going to put in a few taps on Friday, sure is late this year. A week ago it was 16 degrees below zero at my house.

Zim

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489195
03/12/19 09:23 PM
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Were tapping on saturday. Always look forward to this sure sign of spring, not used to doing it on snowshoes though.


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Re: Maple time [Re: thouner] #6489273
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We have too much snow in two plus of our larger woods, but the rain and warmth will sink that down and probably make a lot of mud!! We tapped 50 trees on Saturday, about 90 on Monday and another 100 today. We have about 250 to go! They sure ran this afternoon, but many times they do right after you tap them.

Bryce

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489533
03/13/19 10:01 AM
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Guess I should tap my one yard tree but until the rain started yesterday it still had snow laying on the branches. Thinking if I tap right now going to have some rain water diluting things.. My one yard tree has been my indicator with my other trees usually running about a week after this one. So guess may as well tap it see what happens.

Mac


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Re: Maple time [Re: Macthediver] #6489542
03/13/19 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Macthediver
Guess I should tap my one yard tree but until the rain started yesterday it still had snow laying on the branches. Thinking if I tap right now going to have some rain water diluting things.. My one yard tree has been my indicator with my other trees usually running about a week after this one. So guess may as well tap it see what happens.

Mac


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Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489544
03/13/19 10:25 AM
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I have 3' of snow around the trees still.
Seems like way to much work still.
Will wait a couple of weeks still.

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489545
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Figured all that syrup you put up last year would have lasted... Do you sell it Beav??

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489639
03/13/19 11:44 AM
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Nope.

There are 4 of us In this deal. So by time we split It up and give some away It's down to a manageable amount.
My grand kids go through about 4 gallons a year. And All my land owner get a few quarts each. So It goes pretty fast.


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Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489653
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We're just small time but hope to get out 36 taps tomorrow if we can get up to our Bush thru snow, ice, rain and fog! Want to be ready for what looks like good temps next week. We only make a gallon or so of syrup for personal use. Use one of my how near empty fur freezers that I keep running for hold over bait/lure to freeze out water in cycles that reduces H2O by better than 75%, than only need to finish boil for an hour or so on stove. This works simple and cheap for small production. Only looses about 5% of sugar content thru frozen ice water. Which we saved one year to make great iced tea in summer.


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Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489659
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Does anyone here make there own pan for the evaporator?

Re: Maple time [Re: The Beav] #6489660
03/13/19 12:18 PM
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Well This year were hooking up a reverse osmosis set up. One of the guys Is a real gear head and built It himself.
We never throw away the Ice.


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