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  1. Thread: UP tapping

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    Oh no! That sucks, hopefully you get some more...

    Oh no! That sucks, hopefully you get some more decent weather and sap along with it. I've got an auto-feed on my setup this year that's been a big help. It's an insurance against nodding off or...
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    Finally a use for all this syrup I've been...

    Finally a use for all this syrup I've been making! :lol:
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    The weather over the past week has been fantastic...

    The weather over the past week has been fantastic for pulling in gobs of sap. I can barely keep up! Fortunately the spring crust has been excellent and I haven't needed snowshoes once while out...
  4. Thread: Red dripping

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    Tasty snacks while out on evening walks :)

    Tasty snacks while out on evening walks :)
  5. Thread: At Onto's

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    Good luck! I'm up here in Chassell and Saturday...

    Good luck! I'm up here in Chassell and Saturday was a killer day. More nice weather on the way ought to get you more of the good stuff.
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    Great conditions so far for me! Boiled 45...

    Great conditions so far for me! Boiled 45 gallons of sap for 1.75 gallons of syrup yesterday, a nice honey color too. Plenty more still to go in storage and on the way with the nice weather coming...
  7. Thread: UP tapping

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    Got my 38 taps in yesterday afternoon and the sap...

    Got my 38 taps in yesterday afternoon and the sap was already flowing in the south-facing trees. Looking forward to a good week ahead!
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    You could always ferment it into wine. Tasty...

    You could always ferment it into wine. Tasty results!
  9. Thread: UP tapping

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    Thinking about tapping this weekend as well in...

    Thinking about tapping this weekend as well in the Keweenaw. First I gotta find where I left my sugar shack, dig out the sugar shack, evict any critters living inside, clean all my equipment......
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    Just boiled for the first time today in the midst...

    Just boiled for the first time today in the midst of the fun winter storm we're getting. Hiked out to the sugar shack with only a couple inches on the ground, by the time I hiked home there were...
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    Man, I'm kinda jealous of you guys with your...

    Man, I'm kinda jealous of you guys with your seasons already complete. Haven't gotten more than 20 gallons of sap yet in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Still 1-2 feet of snow on the ground and...
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    Poll: Not enough taps, no centralized storage, cost,...

    Not enough taps, no centralized storage, cost, and lack of electricity keep me out of the RO game!
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    Dang, unlucky with the d47. My first batch of...

    Dang, unlucky with the d47. My first batch of maple wine I used d47 with fully boiled syrup and it turned out great, just finished up it's mandatory year of aging and it turned out a lot like you...
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    So far I've only gotten 22 gallons on 38 taps,...

    So far I've only gotten 22 gallons on 38 taps, most of it from that one warm day we had earlier in the week. Only a couple inches of new snow at the base of the Keweenaw, still 1-2 feet out in the...
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    I only took in 6 gallons of sap from my 38 taps...

    I only took in 6 gallons of sap from my 38 taps for the whole weekend here in Chassell. Still 2-3 feet of snow out there. I anticipate ice concentrating that sap down quite a bit throughout the...
  16. My first year I misread my hydrometer and...

    My first year I misread my hydrometer and over-concentrated all of my syrup... every jar had rock candy sized crystals in the bottom. They kinda of looked cool, but I knew it meant I spent a lot of...
  17. Thread: sap hauler

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    Oooo now that's a fancy rig! Pedal uphill to...

    Oooo now that's a fancy rig! Pedal uphill to gather sap, cruise downhill with it fully loaded!
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    I put in my 38 taps throughout the week as time...

    I put in my 38 taps throughout the week as time allowed, now I'm just waiting for a run! Temps in the 40įFs forecast today, maybe I'll be able to get enough to boil before the cool weather bounces...
  19. Thread: Light Syrup

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    Oooo lookin' sharp! Enjoy your bounty and good...

    Oooo lookin' sharp! Enjoy your bounty and good luck with the rest of the season!
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    I've been holding off tapping yet here in...

    I've been holding off tapping yet here in Chassell, weather thus far didn't look too promising. Finally planning to put in my 38 taps Tuesday or Wednesday to get ahead of the flow that ought to be...
  21. Thread: Storing Sap

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    Keep it in the shade and those temperatures don't...

    Keep it in the shade and those temperatures don't look like much of a problem. If you've got any snow lying around, it makes a great refrigerator too. What are you storing in?
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    I'm waiting til March at least this year, tapped...

    I'm waiting til March at least this year, tapped early last year and didn't get much to show for it. Waaaaayy too much snow out there, in the trees, on the trees, around the trees... at the very...
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    I started a batch of maple wine last year. I...

    I started a batch of maple wine last year. I used about 1.75 gallons of syrup for a 5 gallon batch of wine. It had quite a lot of residual sugar left once the yeast was done which is fine by me - I...
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