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    It's really spotty across east and southeast...

    It's really spotty across east and southeast Kentucky. Some have done good and others not so well.
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    Finally got some taps in, here in Harlan County,...

    Finally got some taps in, here in Harlan County, on Friday. Everything is frozen solid right now but it should break tomorrow or Thursday. Hoping for a good run.
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    Kentucky Maple Day

    The first annual Kentucky Maple Day will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. For more information on the event and to see locations that will be participating, go to this website: ...
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    Kentucky Maple Day

    The first annual Kentucky Maple Day will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. For more information on the event and to see locations that will be participating, go to this website: ...
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    Yes, the weather has been crazy. I haven't...

    Yes, the weather has been crazy. I haven't tapped yet but if the weather forecast holds out, I'm thinking this coming weekend, too. I know of a few that have tapped here in southeast Kentucky and...
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    2019 Kentucky Maple Syrup School

    Just want to make everyone aware of the Kentucky Maple Syrup School on October 19th at the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Prestonsburg, KY. An event flyer with information is...
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    2019 Kentucky Maple Syrup School

    Just want to make everyone aware of the Kentucky Maple Syrup School on October 19th at the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Prestonsburg, KY. An event flyer with information is...
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    2019 Kentucky Maple Syrup School

    Just want to make everyone aware of the Kentucky Maple Syrup School on October 19th at the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Prestonsburg, KY. An event flyer with information is...
  9. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Looks like the 2019 maple season is finished or...

    Looks like the 2019 maple season is finished or nearly finished. I pulled our taps yesterday. I'm hearing that others across the SE portion of KY completing their last evaporation or have already...
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    esetter, I think things are slowly coming to an...

    esetter, I think things are slowly coming to an end, if it hasn't already for me.
  11. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    esetter, I'm glad that your season has gone well!

    esetter, I'm glad that your season has gone well!
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    Good looking evaporator. It should definitely...

    Good looking evaporator. It should definitely get the job done!
  13. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    How is everyone's sugar content this year? Mine...

    How is everyone's sugar content this year? Mine has run between 1.0 and 1.4. According to my records, much lower than last year.
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    I don't think we're at the end of the season. ...

    I don't think we're at the end of the season. I've had some great runs the last few days. Saw flow will probably stop for a few days and then once we get back into the 20/40 temperatures the flow...
  15. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Keep us updated on your sap flow and syrup. I...

    Keep us updated on your sap flow and syrup. I know of a few people in Letcher and Floyd Counties that are tapping walnut. If you're on Facebook, check out the Kentucky Maple Syrup Association page....
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    I hope your season goes great! Keep us updated!

    I hope your season goes great! Keep us updated!
  17. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    Flow has been spotty here in SE KY. Using...

    Flow has been spotty here in SE KY. Using buckets has been slow for those that are using them. For those that are on tubing, especially 3/16, for the most part flow has been good. The freeze this...
  18. Thread: 2019 Tapping

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    2019 Tapping

    Tapping in SE KY has begun this week. The weather looks good over the next few days. I hope everyone has a great season!
  19. Thread: 2018 Tapping

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    It sounds like everyone's season is going great. ...

    It sounds like everyone's season is going great. My sugar content has been running at 2% but I've noticed this last run has dropped a little in sugar content.
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    I have some that are not running or not running...

    I have some that are not running or not running well. I have discarded some that didn't perform well and I've also tapped them again in hopes that they would do well. I've found out that it varies...
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    Sounds great. The sap flow is picking up here in...

    Sounds great. The sap flow is picking up here in E. KY as well.
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    17111 Here is my method of sap collection. I...

    17111 Here is my method of sap collection. I use a 5/16" plastic tree saver spile, that is used one year only due to possible bacteria, a short piece of tubing, and the 1 gallon water jug is hung...
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    Tapping in E KY

    Several sugarmakers began tapping last week and this week in East KY. We're getting some decent sap flows. My current brix is running 1.5-2. Looking forward to a good season. Well wishes to everyone!
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    Kentucky-Virginia Maple Syrup School

    Hello all, the 2nd Annual Kentucky Virginia Maple Syrup School will be held on December 9th at the Letcher County Extension Service office in Whitesburg, KY. Last year's event was well attended and...
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