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    goggleeye I was doing some research on RO for...

    goggleeye I was doing some research on RO for maple syrup. It looks like you can obtain a Brix of around 20 with a fairly simple setup. That means say you start with 1000 gallons of pure sap at 3...
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    Bottling today. Walnut first. Will post a few...

    Bottling today. Walnut first. Will post a few pics when I am done.
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    I was down in the woods rhis morning and the taps...

    I was down in the woods rhis morning and the taps were still dripping. I tasted what was coming out and it was sweet still. I did not collect any this week. Just still have not pulled all of the...
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    Great first season Jjhul. Enjoy that delicious...

    Great first season Jjhul. Enjoy that delicious Missouri maple syrup. Nothing better.
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    Coryfavre welcome. I am cooking my last batch of...

    Coryfavre welcome. I am cooking my last batch of sap this weekend. Let us know how your whole process progresses.
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    I ended up collecting about 50 gallons of walnut...

    I ended up collecting about 50 gallons of walnut sap. I think the walnut needs a little warmer temperatures for flow during the days than maple trees. Also I had a lot of sap running down the bark of...
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    I boiled down 120 gallons of sap and bottled last...

    I boiled down 120 gallons of sap and bottled last weekend. I ended up with 31 8 ounce bottles. Somewhere I lost a gallon of surup. I call that the angels share. I collected 130 gallons early this...
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    Looks like you have your own DIY vacuum pumps...

    Looks like you have your own DIY vacuum pumps there.
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    I have 15 walnut trees tapped. As of dusk last...

    I have 15 walnut trees tapped. As of dusk last night none of those buckets had any sap. This morning they all have a good amount. Walnut trees maybe flow at night. I will make note of when I get...
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    I have a question about tubing lines. I have a...

    I have a question about tubing lines. I have a number of 5/16 tubing lines that daizy chain from tree to tree. At the trees midline I use T fittings. The perpendicular nipple is used for the tap. Is...
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    Maple Creek if you look in my gallery you can...

    Maple Creek if you look in my gallery you can find a few pictures of block arches. They might help you out a bit.
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    Wonderful job John. Did you tap the rest of your...

    Wonderful job John. Did you tap the rest of your trees?
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    Like you Maple Creek I have 12 or so trees...

    Like you Maple Creek I have 12 or so trees tapped. I have not collected enough to boil. I have 20 more to tap. No hurry.
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    DIY tubing tool. Works well. 19235

    DIY tubing tool. Works well. 19235
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    Excellent John. You cought the early flow. I...

    Excellent John. You cought the early flow. I missed it. I have one run in that has 9 trees all connected on tubing and running down and into a 35 gal container. In to late to catch the early flow....
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    I set up my concrete block arch thia morning with...

    I set up my concrete block arch thia morning with a friend. I still need to make some finishing touches. I put out a main tubing line but have not tied in the laterals yet and have not tapped any...
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    The only thing I tapped this week were a couple...

    The only thing I tapped this week were a couple of bottles of beer and they were sweet.
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    55 Deg F today. We need a cold spell. I am...

    55 Deg F today. We need a cold spell. I am going to get my taps and down tubes and boil them this week. Tapping looks like it is still a few weeks off. While working around the sugar bush last...
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    I have a very small operation here in Missouri...

    I have a very small operation here in Missouri (USA). I have 40 or so trees I tap with 5/16th tubing. I boil the taps and drop lines in plain water and reuse each year. I have been tapping for 7...
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    2019 Missouri Tapping Season

    II have been out in the sugar bush doing some early season preparation. Has anyone else gotten started?
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    Goggleeye sounds like you had a terrible year as...

    Goggleeye sounds like you had a terrible year as well. Very disappointing to see you had so little syrup. As I mentoined in another post I was thinning out some of the smaller Sugar maple trees I...
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    I was in the woods today thinning out some...

    I was in the woods today thinning out some smapper Sugar maple trees. A few of them were 8" in diamater. All were on a steep West facing bluff. During the season I do not get much from the 20 or so...
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    I have 40 maple trees and 14 walnut trees tapped...

    I have 40 maple trees and 14 walnut trees tapped this year. I collected another 3 gallons of walnut sap today and my first maple sap as well. I only checked a few maple buckets and collected about 5...
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    Welcome Holly. I live in St Louis as well. St...

    Welcome Holly. I live in St Louis as well. St Louis county actually. Tap your trees right now. The coming two weeks looks perfect.
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    I have not seen anything from Goggleeye this...

    I have not seen anything from Goggleeye this year. He is probably busy with the 500 or so trees he taps.
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