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    After all the smoke has cleared, I made about 135...

    After all the smoke has cleared, I made about 135 oz of syrup. That was from 7 silver maples and 2 sugar maples. Did a separate boil of the two different trees but didn't notice a big difference in...
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    Tapped to late in the season last year and the...

    Tapped to late in the season last year and the last batch turned out buddy. The smell is hard to explain. To me it was almost metallic, or maybe like some kind of chemical, but very offensive and...
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    Silver maples are showing some green in the...

    Silver maples are showing some green in the swollen buds as of today. Pulling the plug to be safe. Will still gather the sap from the sugar maples tomorrow and call it a year. Posting from northern...
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    The biggest silver maple is now showing some...

    The biggest silver maple is now showing some green in the buds. Haven't noticed any off odor in the boiling but haven't collected from that particular tree for several days. Done collecting from the...
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    Finishing question. Need help

    Have the finishing process fairly well down. The problem is if I boil down to the proper density and fill say 5 bottles with finished syrup, they get progressively thicker. The last bottle is much...
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    Checked all trees around noon all but 2 were...

    Checked all trees around noon all but 2 were slowly dripping. At 5pm all were dripping heavily. Plan to some boiling tomorrow. It least to concentrate the sap and then freeze. Noticed someone on rt#...
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    Boiled down the concentrate from about 3.75 gal...

    Boiled down the concentrate from about 3.75 gal sap on propane and got about 14 oz of syrup. Darker then last year but that may be due to adding the sap from 2 sugar maples. We had some cinnamon...
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    Got another 1.5 gal from the silvers and about .5...

    Got another 1.5 gal from the silvers and about .5 from the sugars. Boiled everything down on a wood cook stove till it started smelling and tasting sweet. Got about 3 quarters gallon of concentrated...
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    Sap was dripping pretty good around 3 pm....

    Sap was dripping pretty good around 3 pm. Collected about a gallon from the 6 silver maples and about .5 from the two sugar maples. Just a small hobby op for fun. Boiled it down to about a quart and...
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    Curious about your homemade ro setup. I live in...

    Curious about your homemade ro setup. I live in marysville and tap some trees over near Richwood. Would like to see your setup sometime when you have a chance. Maybe on a weekend.
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    Got about a quart from the 2 sugar maples today....

    Got about a quart from the 2 sugar maples today. Nothing from the silvers. Temp got a little above freezing and was sunny most of the day. Just a matter of time.
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    Drilled taps union county

    Looks like good weather coming. Drilled 7 silver maples and 2 sugars yesterday and today. Wood shavings looked wet. Just a small hobby operation, but a very addicting hobby. Last year the silvers...
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