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    Default Is maple season over ?

    The trees are not running like they were the weather has been oddly warm. The next weeks forecast look like this will be the last week for maple syruping. I was able to produce a little over a gallon so far. I tapped January 29th I am finding that I have to boil down a lot more sap to get very little syrup. What do you guys think? Thanks KL
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    Thinking about taking taps out of the current trees and tapping other trees.. Good idea?
    Kevin Lonce
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    2015 2 taps one bottle
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    2017 33 taps 40 bottles
    2018 coming soon

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    I sure hope not I've got alot invested in this season and haven't even got 15 gallons of SAP yet. It's been freezing around here and none of the sugar bushes around me are even tapped yet.

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    I don't want to talk about it.....
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    Over, please no so.
    Not even started here in Ontario, border city to Michigan.

    Looks like this weekend could be the start of our season, fingers crossed.
    2011- 35 taps, ,,,milk juggs and buckets-propane turkey fryer !!
    2012 -75 taps,,,,, 40 on tubing into buckets, and 35 buckets - 3nd hand Homemade arch, brutal.
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    2015, 50 taps on Shurflo pump.
    2016- Getting a line across my creek this year.
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    I have a feeling it's over for me in S. Pa. My trees were running ok on Sunday but not a drop since. Last two days about 60º. They're talking about 70 next week. My maple buds are beginning to open. I'll give it til the weekend and probably wrap it up.

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    Hi Evets.
    I Googled your location to compare zones to see how far away you live.
    Man oh man is that ever a nice location in the USA.
    2011- 35 taps, ,,,milk juggs and buckets-propane turkey fryer !!
    2012 -75 taps,,,,, 40 on tubing into buckets, and 35 buckets - 3nd hand Homemade arch, brutal.
    2013- Just over 115 taps and still adding more.
    2014, new SS flat pan and new arch built, guessing 75-100 taps this year.
    2015, 50 taps on Shurflo pump.
    2016- Getting a line across my creek this year.
    2017-took a year off, Jamaica was fun !
    2018- 45 trees tapped, keeping it fun !

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    Despite the warm temps earlier this week, tonight I'll be in the low teens and probably won't make freezing tomorrow or Friday. With hard freezes on tap through Monday, I think the trees will have another run with the warmer temps next week. After that, it's up in the air. I tapped late so my taps my run a little later (I hope).

    Of course, it's all location dependent. As was mentioned, some places haven't even started yet and while I'm having highs near 60° and lows in the 30s they will have highs near 50° and lows in the 20s.
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    We are in a decent spell right now, for a few days. My trees are running fairly good. This is my first year, and I am really enjoying this. After this coming weekend it isn't looking to promising though. By the way, southern part of Indiana here.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryEspo View Post
    Hi Evets.
    I Googled your location to compare zones to see how far away you live.
    Man oh man is that ever a nice location in the USA.
    Yeah, it really is nice. I consider myself lucky to live here. Have a good season!

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