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    Season was short for me. I have pulled everything...

    Season was short for me. I have pulled everything and cleaned up. Weather seamed to not cooperate, but my total numbers are ok I guess. This year I had more trees and more taps, and produced less....
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    Lot of folks seem to be absent this year and...

    Lot of folks seem to be absent this year and last.
    Got first batch finished last week.
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    Tapped another 40 today. My trees are running,...

    Tapped another 40 today. My trees are running, and I have mostly frozen sap in my buckets from last week. I think the temps for next week look great. Looking forward to a good start of the season. I...
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    2022 Missouri Tapping Season

    I was able to tap about 50 trees today, in the rain. None were running. I think they will start after the cold snap in a few days, and I could tap either today or next weekend. I am hoping to...
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    I collected enough sap on 02/28 to make about a...

    I collected enough sap on 02/28 to make about a gallon of syrup. I have pulled all my taps and stared to clean up all the stuff. I will need to do so some repairs to my evaporator. There were not...
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    Before the 2 week freeze, I collected 127...

    Before the 2 week freeze, I collected 127 gallons. Huge increase, I guess the stars aligned. I let it freeze, couldn't boil it. This weekend after the freeze I got another 48 gallons out of the...
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    Collected 65 gallons today. Hope to finish it...

    Collected 65 gallons today. Hope to finish it later in the week. Seems that most trees did not produce very much. A few have not done hardly any the last 2 weeks. Some great. Overall, I'm happy I...
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    Anyone else out there having any luck? Sap...

    Anyone else out there having any luck?

    Sap was down this week. Weather was good, had some rain. 43 gal collected. 96 oz syrup after filtering. 21815
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    For this weekend 72 gallons sap collected....

    For this weekend 72 gallons sap collected. Finished with 156 oz after filtering (1.2 gallons). 60:1 this week. Not sure how all the rain and snow this week affected the sugar content. Last week...
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    I was able to finish 1/2 gallon of light colored...

    I was able to finish 1/2 gallon of light colored syrup from the 20 collected.21732
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    Collected 20 gallons of sap this morning. Going...

    Collected 20 gallons of sap this morning. Going to tap some more trees. Boilling now :) not a lot, but happy to be in the woods and boiling too.
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    I was able to tap 25 trees today. A few were...

    I was able to tap 25 trees today. A few were running pretty good, the rest were not. Last season I tapped on 01/01 when I saw others here were posting they were tapping. Nothing was running for me...
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    I did not. I plan on tapping Wed to see.

    I did not. I plan on tapping Wed to see.
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    Hello all, after the big haul I had end of Jan,...

    Hello all, after the big haul I had end of Jan, the first week of Feb was lighter, but was still able to male about 2/3 a gallon of great color syrup.

    To go over the cloudy syrup a bit, some of...
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    20667 I finished a batch last night, and...

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    I finished a batch last night, and noticed it has good color, but it is cloudy. Uniform throughout the container, and all of the containers. I filtered with Smokey lake orlon filters and...
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    Light and buttery, with a hint of squirrel.. ...

    Light and buttery, with a hint of squirrel..
    This last week brought me 88 gallons on my 60ish taps. Much better than the week before. So far I'd say a great Jan despite the odd weather start.
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    Welcome JayTee. Sounds like a great start. I...

    Welcome JayTee. Sounds like a great start.
    I only got 10 gallons of sap from my 60ish taps 1/19 - 1/25 I was hoping for more. I was curious to see if last week's haul was down or up for the rest...
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    I got 28 gallons when I collected Sat 1/18. 38...

    I got 28 gallons when I collected Sat 1/18. 38 gallon for the year so far. Some ran heavy, some none at all. I plan on tapping a few more. Hopefully the season starts out well for all.
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    Those of you who haven't tapped yet, don't feel...

    Those of you who haven't tapped yet, don't feel like you are missing out. My trees produced nothing in the 15 buckets I checked since Wed 1/8 eve. It started to ice and sleet on me, so I tapped 5...
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    Wed eve I collected 10 gallons of sap from 45...

    Wed eve I collected 10 gallons of sap from 45 taps. Have not been able to check since. I will be happy when the temps go back to normal. I plan on tapping more tomorrow.
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    Well, schedule allowed me to get out into the...

    Well, schedule allowed me to get out into the woods today. I managed to tap some trees, none of them were running. I am also unsure with the weather this season. I am thinking the see-saw temps will...
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    I was able to get about 40 Taps and buckets out...

    I was able to get about 40 Taps and buckets out today. Hopefully will get another 40 out in the woods on Wednesday. Neighbor a few miles away already has his Taps and jugs out. It sounds like we're...
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    I have not. The guy down the road from me a few...

    I have not. The guy down the road from me a few miles has not either, and he has made syrup for a long time. I hope the snow we are getting here will help with production this year.

    RiverSap,...
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    I was able to collect this morning. I got 38...

    I was able to collect this morning. I got 38 gallons from my 65 taps. Still trying to get my evaporator up and running.
    I had one tree produce about 1/2 a quart of darker,but clearish sap. Didn't...
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    I tried the pickle buckets 2 years ago and after...

    I tried the pickle buckets 2 years ago and after them sitting out and even using them for tomato plants they still smell like pickles. Best bet for 5 gallon buckets is to go to your local donut shop...
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