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    My trees opened up yesterday. I've got a solid...

    My trees opened up yesterday. I've got a solid sap flow happening in Central MA. Pulled about 7 gallons from ~15 taps just from this morning. Boiling Friday.
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    Thank you for the explanation. Not impatient -...

    Thank you for the explanation. Not impatient - just more curious than anything. I am going to try it with a couple of trees next year just for fun. Iíll report back with findings.
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    Artificially warming trees

    I tried looking online before asking here, to no avail.

    Has anyone ever tried artificially warming the trees to get a better flow? I was thinking that you could, theoretically, put black trash...
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    I originally tapped ten reds two weeks ago. A...

    I originally tapped ten reds two weeks ago. A week ago, I tapped an additional ten.

    All-in-all I have collected 7 gallons of sap....TOTAL.

    Echoing what others have said here, I am hoping for...
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    I will hold off pulling the taps. Thanks for the...

    I will hold off pulling the taps. Thanks for the reply - I very much value all of the feedback.
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    Thank you for the reply. Very much appreciated....

    Thank you for the reply. Very much appreciated. This site is an awesome resource.

    Forgive the newbie question, but is what you mention the "ethical" thing to do or would it damage the tree? Sort...
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    How long do you wait?!

    4 of my reds just started flowing REALLY well today. I tapped 10 total. The other 6 are only producing a few drops per day....I've had the taps in for about a week now. How long do I give them to...
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    Still next to nothing from the reds I tapped....

    Still next to nothing from the reds I tapped. Barely a dribble from all of them. There was one tree that produced a couple of cups of sap one day, but it's back to a dribble too. Wondering if I did...
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    Thank you all for the replies! For the second...

    Thank you all for the replies!

    For the second question, I simply meant to ask how long I should wait for a tree to start producing before I give up on that tree and move to another? One of the...
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    Sap spoilage thought...

    This is day three of my first time ever tapping maples. I tapped 10 red maples here in Central MA. Even though weíve had freezing days, a couple of them are already starting to run... The bags I am...
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    TAPPED! 2/20/21 10 reds. Central MA. Temp...

    TAPPED! 2/20/21

    10 reds. Central MA. Temp is 33 and a couple of them are already producing a minuscule amount of sap. Will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow - sun will be out. Next...
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    Yes. Iím in central MA and will tap my reds Saturday.
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    Central MA checking in. Iíll be tapping ten Red Maples next Sunday. Looks like the long term forecast has us finally snapping out of this cold streak. 40ís from then on out. First year - canít...
  14. Thread: Storing syrup

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    Thank you all so much for the replies. Very...

    Thank you all so much for the replies. Very helpful. Much appreciated.
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    by Kamina
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    Storing syrup

    Hi all -

    Per my previous post here Iím in my first year with all of this. I was curious as to how all of you store your syrup for longer-term storage (say a year, for example). Mason jars?...
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    Collection & boiling schedule

    Hi all -

    This will be my first year - cannot wait. I will be tapping ten reds on my property to start. I was wondering what schedule other backyard hobbyists follow for collecting sap and boiling...
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    This comment alone sold me. I will be purchasing...

    This comment alone sold me. I will be purchasing one soon.
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    Iíve done some thinking based on both of your replies. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a new 12x16 shed I built a couple years ago for lawn equipment. If I simply add a cupola and vent...
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    Thank you for the ideas!

    Thank you for the ideas!
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    Alternate uses for Sugar shack?

    Iíve been toying with the idea of building a sugar shack for quite some time. But I keep finding it difficult to justify since it is really only in use for between four and six weeks out of the year....
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