Search:

Type: Posts; User: craig101

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds; generated 32 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    7
    Views
    897

    My brother taps Boxelder trees, seems they are...

    My brother taps Boxelder trees, seems they are plentiful by him while maple trees are elusive. For him, it's about 60:1 sap-syrup ratio, much higher than I get for tapping my maple trees.

    I...
  2. Thread: 2019

    by craig101
    Replies
    95
    Views
    24,629

    last season my syrup also had a slight metabolism...

    last season my syrup also had a slight metabolism off flavor. I also read the information from the Proctor Center. I just brought my 2 gallons of syrup to sugar and plan to add back water to get it...
  3. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,803

    My brother taps Box Elders. It's all he has by...

    My brother taps Box Elders. It's all he has by his place. It reminds me of Molasses in flavor and is a dark color and when held up to the light, you can see a reddish tint to the syrup. I love Box...
  4. Thread: 2018

    by craig101
    Replies
    174
    Views
    30,101

    I put in 4 taps last Thursday in a couple silver...

    I put in 4 taps last Thursday in a couple silver maples. 8 gallons in 2.5 days. haven't checked since sunday, but it's been cold. still have to tap 3 sugar maples, but they start running later...
  5. Thread: Early Tapping

    by craig101
    Replies
    227
    Views
    52,707

    Looks warmer than heck the next few days, might...

    Looks warmer than heck the next few days, might still tap to get it out of the way, but figure next wed/thur should be the start of a good run.
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,579

    I'm with Snappyssweets, I have to go to about 223...

    I'm with Snappyssweets, I have to go to about 223 before my hydrometer says syrup. I always pull off the sweet sap at about 219 from my outside boiler and finish inside.
  7. Replies
    111
    Views
    25,943

    I put my 9 taps in last week. 19 gallons so far,...

    I put my 9 taps in last week. 19 gallons so far, mostly from last weekend and monday. It looks to be a nice couple of days and then sucky sap weather. I got the feeling of "get the sap while you...
  8. Replies
    147
    Views
    39,677

    i typically pull my sap off the outdoor boiler at...

    i typically pull my sap off the outdoor boiler at 215 degrees and finish inside. i filter this thru the paper filters to get some stuff out of the sweet sap. then this year this sweet sap had to...
  9. Replies
    15
    Views
    4,606

    no it's not a bad idea to mix the watery syrup...

    no it's not a bad idea to mix the watery syrup with your next batch. it's a good idea actually.

    I don't follow the 7 degree's above the boiling point of water method, it's not accurate for me. 7...
  10. Replies
    147
    Views
    39,677

    i got 4 gallons from 4 taps on silvers yesterday....

    i got 4 gallons from 4 taps on silvers yesterday. my 4 taps on sugars had some but not much (couple cups worth).
  11. Replies
    147
    Views
    39,677

    i got 1.5 gallons from 4 taps yesterday. the...

    i got 1.5 gallons from 4 taps yesterday. the thermometer at my house said 26* this morning, accuweather said the same. so very pleased it dipped below freezing last night. should be a good day on...
  12. Replies
    147
    Views
    39,677

    I'll be tapping today and tomorrow.

    I'll be tapping today and tomorrow.
  13. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    i finished the season with 70 gallons of sap...

    i finished the season with 70 gallons of sap boiled down to 17 pints of syrup. not too bad. the final boil and finish was a bit different. way more nitre. my syrup ended up cloudy. i filtered at...
  14. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    i pulled my last taps today. i got 70 gallons of...

    i pulled my last taps today. i got 70 gallons of sap off 9 taps. last year I boiled 30, so a big jump. i boiled the final 37 gallons yesterday/today down to sweet sap. i'll finish it tomorrow or...
  15. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    gathered 8 gallons yesterday off 9 taps. best...

    gathered 8 gallons yesterday off 9 taps. best day yet. doing my second boil of season, i have about 17 gallons to reduce.
  16. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    i got about 4 gallons today. tomorrow and friday...

    i got about 4 gallons today. tomorrow and friday look nicer weather wise, so i'll probably boil this weekend. my pan does about 3 gallons/hr so gotta be done in stages.
  17. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    looks like a couple of my taps are starting to...

    looks like a couple of my taps are starting to open up. had a small frozen puddle in a bucket last night. i tasted it and it was sap and NOT melted snow. haha. today and tomorrow should be ideal...
  18. Replies
    143
    Views
    29,054

    It's either this weekend or next for me...

    In looking at the extended forecast, the temps next week and going forward look to be in the target zone. I tap silver maples at my parents place and they run WAY earlier than my hard maples at my...
  19. Replies
    29
    Views
    6,603

    a prefilter is just that, a paper type filter...

    a prefilter is just that, a paper type filter that is on top of the orlon/dish towel. the prefilter captures the larger stuff. you don't NEED it, but it helps keep the orlon/other filter from...
  20. Replies
    29
    Views
    6,603

    orlon filters is an option, but it will suck up a...

    orlon filters is an option, but it will suck up a lot of your syrup and for small producers, it can be a significant amount. I use a prefilter and instead of orlon, i have a heavy almost canvas like...
  21. Replies
    38
    Views
    9,435

    so basically if my sap still tastes fine and the...

    so basically if my sap still tastes fine and the boiled down sample still tastes sweet, it's still good sap right? I searched here for "buddy" sap and people say it smells like socks/dead fish, etc....
  22. Replies
    38
    Views
    9,435

    how is everyone's silvers looking? are they...

    how is everyone's silvers looking? are they starting to get buddy? I tasted some silver sap last night and it had a stronger woody/buddy taste to it. I got a bit worried so I grabbed a cup or so...
  23. Replies
    154
    Views
    31,834

    my sugars FINALLY starting running today. they...

    my sugars FINALLY starting running today. they should go good the next couple days.
  24. Replies
    154
    Views
    31,834

    Thank you Karen. I used a jelly bag type filter...

    Thank you Karen. I used a jelly bag type filter since I read how you do the filtering. worked nice, a bit slow, but nice. could be i poured too much sap in it and the top stuff starting cooling...
  25. Thread: thin syrup

    by craig101
    Replies
    13
    Views
    3,090

    i just made my first batch today, so i am not the...

    i just made my first batch today, so i am not the answer guru, but I looked for 219 and then started testing for sheeting on a metal spoon. once i saw sheeting then i pulled it off. i only used a...
Results 1 to 25 of 29
Page 1 of 2 1 2