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    I am going to buy sap this year from someone and was wondering if there is a sap chart I could use based on the sugar content of the sap?
    2012- 200 buckets 2 by 8 woodfired leader evaporator with hood and pre-heater. 2013-400 taps with cheek valves and new tubing system. 2014-600 taps with cheek valves and wesfab short bank filterpress and a 16 by 16 canner from Leader and a Kubota L3200 sap hauler.2016- new 250 gas powered Ro from Deer Run Maple. New Airablow 1000 tap gas powered vacuum pump and 1000 tap duel releaser and 1800 ft of sap transfer line to sugar house and down to 540 taps.

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    Cornell has a chart you can download. You put in the percentage you plan to pay and the rest will be done for you.

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    Here's one from Ohio maple producers.

    https://www.ohiomaple.org/sap-app.html
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    what should the sap seller get for a percentage? the first box for that app Jake
    2012- 200 buckets 2 by 8 woodfired leader evaporator with hood and pre-heater. 2013-400 taps with cheek valves and new tubing system. 2014-600 taps with cheek valves and wesfab short bank filterpress and a 16 by 16 canner from Leader and a Kubota L3200 sap hauler.2016- new 250 gas powered Ro from Deer Run Maple. New Airablow 1000 tap gas powered vacuum pump and 1000 tap duel releaser and 1800 ft of sap transfer line to sugar house and down to 540 taps.

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    Around here it is about a 50/50 split. Where there is a lot of demand, the seller often gets more. Are they delivering or do you have to pick up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACMAN View Post
    what should the sap seller get for a percentage? the first box for that app Jake
    The norm in my area is 65%.

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    I pay 60%.
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    They are bringing the sap to me. All the syrup made from this sap will go in a barrel and be sold in bulk, I think 50/50 is a little high. I think it all depends on what the bulk prices are next year. We all know the bulk prices have gone down every year,and most likely go down next year too.I was thinking a third would be fair. I don't know,when I was logging thats what the landowners got for the wood. Just dont want to short someone but I don't want to over pay either.
    2012- 200 buckets 2 by 8 woodfired leader evaporator with hood and pre-heater. 2013-400 taps with cheek valves and new tubing system. 2014-600 taps with cheek valves and wesfab short bank filterpress and a 16 by 16 canner from Leader and a Kubota L3200 sap hauler.2016- new 250 gas powered Ro from Deer Run Maple. New Airablow 1000 tap gas powered vacuum pump and 1000 tap duel releaser and 1800 ft of sap transfer line to sugar house and down to 540 taps.

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    Honestly, from a business perspective try and get what is best for you. If you think 1/3 is fair start there. I can't see where getting 60% or better is sustainable at these syrup prices.

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