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    Default Skytop Farm - Warner, NH

    I put in 16 taps yesterday 2-14-18. Most of them in OLD growth trees.

    Today I checked the sugar content via a new sap hydrometer from Bascom and it read 3.9% sugar.

    I'll post a picture later.

    Many more taps will go in as I have time.

    -Nick

    2x3 divided pan

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    A little jealous! I haven't got my taps in yet and have never had sugar content that high. Mostly younger red maples in my woods. Good luck with those trees, hope they keep it up.
    5th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    50 taps 2014
    125 taps 2015 7 gal
    185 taps 2016 10 gal
    250 taps 2017 14 gal
    280 taps 2018 30 gal
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house

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    Thats awsome...my sugar content was 1.7% yesterday...makes h huge differance . Good luck this year
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
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    I finished the season with 29 taps and made 22 gal. I could have made a couple more but gave a good bit of sap to a friend in need.

    Here are some pictures of the 3.9% tree as well as some bottled pictures.

    -Nick


    IMG_4062.jpgIMG_4216.jpgIMG_4156.jpg

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    That's an impressive yield of syrup for that small number of taps. The sugar content is a real bonus! I collected 1850 gallons of sap from my 280 taps and only made 31 gallons if syrup.. I'm certainly even more jealous of those trees you have now.
    5th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    50 taps 2014
    125 taps 2015 7 gal
    185 taps 2016 10 gal
    250 taps 2017 14 gal
    280 taps 2018 30 gal
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house

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