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    Taps were running dry and I got less than a quart...

    Taps were running dry and I got less than a quart yesterday so we pulled the taps. Ended the season with 1.5 gallons of syrup. We all seem to like this years syrup more than what we had from the...
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    Had a good weekend for me, we collected about 18...

    Had a good weekend for me, we collected about 18 gallons of sap last night. The down side was the sugar content was definitely lower than it was earlier. I dropped from 1.75 to 1.25.
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    sounds like a great archery spot, may not want to...

    sounds like a great archery spot, may not want to mess with it too much.
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    I would have my tractor and brush hog there in...

    I would have my tractor and brush hog there in the summer to clear that crap out
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    I am tapping all the maples I have that are big...

    I am tapping all the maples I have that are big enough. You are lucky to have that option. But.... if I had more I would be building a sugar shack and a big arch.
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    I started with 75 gallons of sap, took that down...

    I started with 75 gallons of sap, took that down to about 18 gallons of concentrate to boil to 7 pints of syrup.

    Do you combine your maple and walnut? Curious what that would taste like.
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    Finished syrup for the first time today. Bottled...

    Finished syrup for the first time today. Bottled 7 pints which is more than I ended with last year.
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    Better day today, 11 gallons

    Better day today, 11 gallons
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    Collected 6 gallons of sap today.

    Collected 6 gallons of sap today.
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    Talk about a bad typo! That was supposed to be...

    Talk about a bad typo! That was supposed to be 12Ē.
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    ok.... maybe not a lot of tree tappers in SE...

    ok.... maybe not a lot of tree tappers in SE PA...

    Yesterday I tapped my trees in the middle of the snow so that they are ready for a warm up later this week. I ended up tapping 18 trees. While...
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    2021 Tapping South East PA

    The weather forecast for SE PA is making me think I will put my taps in this weekend. Monday snow is predicted but after that it looks like the daytime highs are going to be about right.

    is...
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    I wasn't clear in my earlier message on tree...

    I wasn't clear in my earlier message on tree size. I have only tapped one tree under 12" in the past and that was before I made my tree diameter gauge this year. I wasn't planning on tapping...
  14. I may have got mine at the same place

    I may have got mine at the same place
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    Open water, I also do that sometimes. Sometimes ...

    Open water, I also do that sometimes. Sometimes I Ro and freeze Sunday thru Wednesday. Thur and Friday I just store in cold. I then thaw the frozen out overnight Friday into Saturday. Saturday I...
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    I use it as soon as I get back from collecting. I...

    I use it as soon as I get back from collecting. I run out of the collection buckets in to a pure water bucket and concentrated sap buckets until I have run all of my sap. I then run that concentrate...
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    I don't have many trees but bought the RO Bucket...

    I don't have many trees but bought the RO Bucket last year. It dropped by boil time down by 2/3.
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    I don't have many trees but bought one of the RO...

    I don't have many trees but bought one of the RO Buckets last year. I love it since it cuts my boil time down by 2/3.
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    So this past weekend I cut in a trail to easily...

    So this past weekend I cut in a trail to easily get my atv to my maple trees. Last night I made a jig to measure tree diameter.

    Today I measured all of my trees. One of the trees I tapped the...
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    I donít have a sugar shack but I just put some of those led lights that have 3 paddles on them in my pole barn. They work much better than any 4í work light I have used.
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    Looks awesome. Someday I need to do a road trip...

    Looks awesome. Someday I need to do a road trip to visit
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    not really, thought I needed to wait. Has anyone...

    not really, thought I needed to wait. Has anyone else started?
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    Just saw the weather forecast... lows in the...

    Just saw the weather forecast... lows in the 20's and highs in the high 30's. Hopefully we get these temps when it is time to start tapping.
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    If I had more than 2-3 walnut trees I would be...

    If I had more than 2-3 walnut trees I would be trying it!
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    Looks like the right place for me. I only have...

    Looks like the right place for me. I only have about 15 trees to tap, wish I had more. Iím in south east PA so itís a short season. Two years ago I started and got about two gallons. Last year was...
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