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  1. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Great to have you join Millville, Clayton Co...

    Great to have you join Millville, Clayton Co represent! I agree with you IowaSap, the difference between southern Iowa and northeast Iowa is significant, we have also pulled off just the start of our...
  2. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    We are confused as to why we are getting such low...

    We are confused as to why we are getting such low sap flow on our 160 taps on a north-facing hill. We've had perfect day/nights for sap flow, 20 at night and high 40s and sunny during the day but the...
  3. Thread: Ready for 2018

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    Hi Iowa Sugarers! We're working hard to get up...

    Hi Iowa Sugarers! We're working hard to get up and running, seems like we've missed some sap! We are switching over to 5/16 spouts this year and possibly going to tap with a battery powered drill...
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    Good runs here too, got 100 gallons on Monday and...

    Good runs here too, got 100 gallons on Monday and another 50 gallons on Tuesday. It's getting cold here tonight and tomorrow night, down to 20 maybe so hopefully we have a few more days of sap flow....
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    We tap only sugar maples, although a friend told...

    We tap only sugar maples, although a friend told us last weekend that we had tapped an Ash on accident. We have tapped boxelders before and mixed sap with no effect on flavor, but now we just tap...
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    We tapped last Friday and Saturday and we've...

    We tapped last Friday and Saturday and we've collected and boiled about 200 gallons from 130 taps since then, today we do a big boil after lots of sap flow yesterday. I'm hoping that this weekend and...
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    Hello, We're getting very antsy, we're putting...

    Hello,
    We're getting very antsy, we're putting rafters on the shack today and I can just feel the sap is flowing. But it'll get cold the next few days this far north and then we're thinking of...
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    I'm actually going to wait. Just got 4 inches of...

    I'm actually going to wait. Just got 4 inches of snow and looks likes some cold coming. Also, we brought our copper finishing pan to a welder yesterday to re-weld the sections to the base, hopefully...
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    Ted, are you going to plan on tapping on 2/15 no...

    Ted, are you going to plan on tapping on 2/15 no matter what the weather? Pete
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    Hey Iowa Sugarers, does anyone know what the...

    Hey Iowa Sugarers, does anyone know what the effects of the weird warm weather are on the maple season? Up here in NE Iowa it seems like it will get cold again before the end of the month, but I'm...
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    Long delayed summary post. Our first big season...

    Long delayed summary post. Our first big season turned out quite well. We had taps in for about 3 weeks, from 2/19-3/11. We still had sap flowing when I took out the taps but we were ready to be...
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    We got 250 gallons of sap on 59 trees yesterday!...

    We got 250 gallons of sap on 59 trees yesterday! It was a big run! Today we boiled off 200 gallons but our table is so big 2.5'x6' that we only drew off a gallon and a half before we had to shut the...
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    We got a quarter of our taps in today. I know I...

    We got a quarter of our taps in today. I know I said we would tap Thursday, but there was so much stuff to do! We had to flush our gravity tubes with cleaner and fresh water, we had to bring our...
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    Hi Ted and prairiecreekmaple and other Iowa...

    Hi Ted and prairiecreekmaple and other Iowa sugarers,
    My wife and I are in NE Iowa and we're planning on tapping later this week, maybe Thursday. We'll only tap the top of our hill and work our way...
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