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  1. Thread: UP tapping

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    alpal, i pulled my taps this past weekend but u...

    alpal, i pulled my taps this past weekend but u are probably just smarter than me. i think u will get plenty of sap and will not have to fight as much snow as we did (altho u get more in the bond...
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    as usual your fabrication amazes me! awesome! ...

    as usual your fabrication amazes me! awesome!
    speaking of fabrication, my son has a bug up his butt to make a new arch for next year but has mislaid his plans. do you have any plans or dimensions...
  3. Thread: UP tapping

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    Was wondering how u guys were doing. Sap was...

    Was wondering how u guys were doing. Sap was flowing yesterday. Collected 135 gal on snowshoes will be starting a boil here shortly. If u guys are up to slumming n a beer i could meet u at odettes...
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    i enjoyed reading the debate and i liked...

    i enjoyed reading the debate and i liked droseum's last post. i try to be efficient when sugaring with the setup i have. not going to spend a fortune to "improve" my syrup. i produce a pretty dark...
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    Thanks, doc, for that blast from the past! i...

    Thanks, doc, for that blast from the past! i remember watching that one! however, i've never associated peepers with the sugar season. once i get 12 gal of syrup i get out the woods while the getting...
  6. i use weather underground, weatherbug, &...

    i use weather underground, weatherbug, & accuweather. they are all different for the same area so i can just pick the one i like best! :)
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    1arch, that's just crazy!

    1arch, that's just crazy!
  8. Thread: UP tapping

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    UPV, where u located in foster?

    UPV, where u located in foster?
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    Peepers are my biggest concern during sugar...

    Peepers are my biggest concern during sugar season. Never happened around my neck of the woods that i know of but i've heard tales that up in canada peepers will go for either ur Achilles or knee...
  10. Thread: UP tapping

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    Put out 110 taps this weekend. we walked on top...

    Put out 110 taps this weekend. we walked on top for most of the time. used shoeshoes too. some bags have a couple of inches of sap so will be collecting soon. the first few collections probly won't...
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    Flowers coming up? frost out? i'm just hoping the...

    Flowers coming up? frost out? i'm just hoping the recent rain hasn't made the hills on our camp road too slippery to drive in on and that it's knocked down the snow enough so that i can get to the...
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    I plan on tapping this friday and will probly...

    I plan on tapping this friday and will probly have to use snowshoes to do it. i don't mind that so much as having to use a stepladder to collect when the snow melts! ;)
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    i used to use the same wood in the arch as i did...

    i used to use the same wood in the arch as i did in the camp stove but as red said, i now prefer to keep the maple and ironwood for heating my home and camp. i look for any punky wood that's in the...
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    nice site; thanks for the link!

    nice site; thanks for the link!
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    I'm thinking the 15th as well... altho #1 son is...

    I'm thinking the 15th as well... altho #1 son is free the weekend of the 8th... sometimes having help and family at sugar camp is worth altering ur plans.... i don't see enough drippage before the...
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    I've got great neighbors who always seem to be...

    I've got great neighbors who always seem to be doing me a favor and last year's syrup seems to be easier for me to give away than the current year's! Also, left over syrup always tells me that it's...
  17. Thread: UP tapping

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    i will have to use snowshoes & a shovel but i...

    i will have to use snowshoes & a shovel but i hope to be tapping on 3/15

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/hermansville-mi/49847/march-weather/2211119
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    Hello, Boone! i too am getting antsy and am...

    Hello, Boone!
    i too am getting antsy and am doing more reading about sugaring than actually doing anything constructive. According to this site i will be tapping on 3/15:
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  19. i like brock van oss... he's east of you but he...

    i like brock van oss... he's east of you but he will do what's best for the bush, not his wallet (or yours either). 906-367-0777
    mark
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    This appleknocker had a UP experience this...

    This appleknocker had a UP experience this weekend that i'm sure many of you can relate to. i'm trying to keep my camp road open so i can tap in a month or so. i'm 2 miles off of blacktop and it's...
  21. Thread: Brown Sap

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    Chicken- the last coupla years i have been...

    Chicken- the last coupla years i have been switching over from buckets to pvc sap sak holders using hose clamps & test caps. i haven't had a big problem with rain getting into the bags but i agree...
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    every year i try to hold off a lil longer so i...

    every year i try to hold off a lil longer so i don't wind up fighting ice so much but accuweather's long range forecast has the end of march really warming up. i've never known them or punxatonny...
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    Cdl 5/16

    i have been gradually switching over from buckets to bags and 7/16 spouts to 5/16. The only complaint i have about the CDL spouts is that i have broken a couple when tapping them into the tree. They...
  24. Thread: Tap placement

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Abbattoir- i wash...

    Thanks for the feedback guys!
    Abbattoir- i wash mine at season's end, let them dry really well, store them in a plastic coffee can, and use them again next year.
    mark
  25. Thread: Tap placement

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    Tap placement

    So i guess i've been sugaring for 15 years now if memory serves (and it doesn't so much anymore) and every year i move the new hole over 4-6" and 2-3" lower or higher. well, after all this time, i've...
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