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    Same set-up I use,He is right on about 2 inches...

    Same set-up I use,He is right on about 2 inches in lid ,I have also had sap run into frozen buckets
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    just wondering

    Seen a thread about sugar sand. Does sugar content corolate with sugar content, took me 55 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup. My sap hydrometer always read 1 to1.5 so I guess it was right. I...
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    pooping out

    I have about all Reds looks like they are pooping out tapped Feb 20 something,supposed to get warm with no freezes at night probably done.
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    I have not had anything over 1.5 all year!

    I have not had anything over 1.5 all year!
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    I have almost all reds sugar is around 1 to 1 and...

    I have almost all reds sugar is around 1 to 1 and a half has some good freezes and thaws but sugar has not gone up I remember old thread where an old pro said you needed alot of rain now for good...
  6. Thread: Dry trees

    by slammer3364
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    I usally give them a week and pull taps,although...

    I usally give them a week and pull taps,although I had a tree quit so I pulled the tap and moved it to a tree that did not produce last year,now tree is running great go figure
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    I burn red maple black cherry red oak These are...

    I burn red maple black cherry red oak These are just blow downs around the woods around the house.I saw on Dr. Tims sheet ash is good,there is a little poem that oak is dense and burns well but ash...
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    I had a couple blow off also,but I get no sap! I...

    I had a couple blow off also,but I get no sap! I have 108 taps out since the end of Feb and have collected 90 gals. of sap. Wow
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    My grandson was stationed in Korea(just came back...

    My grandson was stationed in Korea(just came back to usa) He said they collected sap the same way we do.
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    We just put up a pole building works great Gravel...

    We just put up a pole building works great Gravel floor 16x24
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    That was some good info I will try to check some...

    That was some good info I will try to check some of my trees also with my sap hydrometer. There was an old thread where a person checked the ice after it melted and came up with same results. Can...
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    Do you mean to put sand under bricks to make it...

    Do you mean to put sand under bricks to make it closer to pan? Does this improve evap rate?
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    I have a 18x48 D&G what do you mean build the...

    I have a 18x48 D&G what do you mean build the sand up to pan clearance. I am intriuged
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    I have a small evaporator, I was under the...

    I have a small evaporator, I was under the impression that batching would give you darker syrup. I had a little sap and boiled it,I did not want to keep a heat lamp on it for 2 weeks so I drained it...
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    Thanks for replies makes sense.I seem to...

    Thanks for replies makes sense.I seem to remember an old thread on here when your sap freezes, it is a poor mans r.o. Water freezes sugar settles to bottom. I threw out alot of ice also.I also...
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    sugar content

    I have been at this a little while now,but the last three years and the little bit of sap I boiled down this year has very little sugar.What is the determining factor for sugar content? The trees are...
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    I use it all the time works great

    I use it all the time works great
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    Bleak here in central Pa. also, have 103 taps out...

    Bleak here in central Pa. also, have 103 taps out got 25 gal of sap today,supposed to rain Sat into Sun then cold.
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    Not much going on here either,did find a nice...

    Not much going on here either,did find a nice shed antler today picking up sap!
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    Tapped today for upcoming weekend,last two years...

    Tapped today for upcoming weekend,last two years have been rough for sap,hopefully this year will be better. Good Luck to all!
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    I always get sparks at night. I burn maple oak...

    I always get sparks at night. I burn maple oak and black cherry. I think it looks pretty neat
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    been getting a little sap in the last week,not...

    been getting a little sap in the last week,not much sugar content though. Would like to make a gallon or two more but I kind of doubt it.Wind blowing about 40 miles an hour and its snowing. Had about...
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    Have not had a drop of sap in 3 weeks,this is...

    Have not had a drop of sap in 3 weeks,this is nuts . Made a half gallon of syrup thus far on 100 taps YUCK
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    Same problem I havent got a drop of sap in three...

    Same problem I havent got a drop of sap in three weeks.I tap almost all reds and have for 10 years,this is the most weird year I have ever had.100 taps and no sap,how you going to run vacum on 100...
  25. Thread: crazy year

    by slammer3364
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    crazy year

    I tapped Feb 17 so far I got 35 gals. of sap. The temps have been border line but no runs. Talked to a man last week had a run in one place but not where we both have taps. I am in Elk county Pa....
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